Archives for June 2013

Bishop Mouneer Anis: Pray against violence in Egypt’s protests

[From the office of The Most Revd Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis] My dear brothers and sisters, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! The situation in Egypt is very serious. I do not know where this situation will take us. I feel that Egypt is at the verge of violent demonstrations, another revolution, or […]

Archbishop Justin opens flagship Anglican diabetes clinic in Ramallah

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke of the need for “justice, security and peace for the Palestinian people” while opening the clinic at St. Andrew’s Church. Welby opened a specialist diabetes clinic in Ramallah on June 27, saying it represented “all that is best that we stand for” in the Anglican Communion. After cutting […]

Archbishop in Jerusalem: ‘Our shared humanity is the way to peace’

[Lambeth Palace] Peace cannot be found without recognizing each other’s humanity, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said June 26 in Jerusalem. Finding ways of living together after the “great traumas and tragedies of so many years” is “a huge challenge,” the archbishop told Christian leaders gathered in the Bishop’s Peace Garden at the city’s Anglican […]

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Jordanian foreign minister in Amman

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met with the Jordanian foreign minister His Excellency Nasser Judeh in Amman today (June 26) to discuss current tensions in the Middle East and opportunities for building peace between religions in the region. Welby was accompanied by Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, whose diocese also includes the […]

Disillusioned Anglican teens in Zambia set up their own ‘church’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Disillusioned teenagers in the Zambian Diocese of Lusaka have decided to run their own church services after feeling disconnected from adult-led ones. According to the Rev. Robert Sihubwa who oversees the national church’s youth ministry, the teens said neither the sermons, hymns, nor the leadership were connecting with them. Sihubwa explained, […]

Archbishop expresses solidarity with all ‘who strive for peace’ in Egypt

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has assured Christians and Muslims in Egypt that all who strive for peace and reconciliation in the region “are not forgotten.” In Cairo, on the first day of his visit to Egypt and the Holy Land, the archbishop met with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the head of […]

Canada: ‘Reach out to flood victims,’ urges Calgary bishop

[Anglican Journal] Anglican Diocese of Calgary Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson has urged members of his diocese to reach out to individuals and congregations who have been affected by the severe flooding in Southern Alberta. Three people have been killed and at least 100,000 have been displaced by the worst flooding the province has seen in decades, […]

Church of England flashmob wedding video goes viral

[Church of England] A vicar in Worksop, England, has become an internet sensation after a video of her conducting a wedding ceremony has gone viral on YouTube. The Rev. Kate Bottley conducted the wedding of Gary and Tracy Richardson on June 15 at St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s, in Blyth. A three-minute video shows Bottley declaring […]

Prayer vigil for Nelson Mandela held in Dublin

[Church of Ireland press release] A prayer service for the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on June 20 at 7 p.m. The service was initiated by the South African Ambassador, His Excellency Jeremiah Ndou, the Dean of Christchurch Cathedral, the Very Rev. Dermot Dunne, and the […]

Clyde Igara named new primate for Papua New Guinea

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Board of Mission reports that Bishop Clyde Igara from Dogura diocese was elected June 14 as the new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. He takes over from Archbishop Joe Kopapa, who retired late last year. ABM also states that the Provincial Council had confirmed the appointment […]