Archives for July 2013

Muslims and Christians unite for a new Egypt

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa invited Muslim leaders and politicians, along with Christian leaders from different denominations, for an Iftar or a break of the fast of Ramadan, at All Saints Cathedral Hall. More than 130 people attended the Iftar including the Grand Mufti […]

Philippines bishop calls for resumption of peace talks

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Northern Philippines in the Episcopal Church of the Philippines, the Rt. Rev. Brent Harry Wanas Alawas, has called for the resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines. Alawas made his comments at a peace rally earlier this month. Thousands […]

Canada: Church marks apology anniversary

[Anglican Journal] Anglican Church of Canada staff on July 25 held a prayer service to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Canadian government’s apology to First Nations people for the Indian residential schools system. From the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, about 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were taken from their homes […]

New Zealand: Katene Eruera named dean of Maori for St. John’s College

[Anglican Taonga] Maori students at St. John’s College in Auckland will soon have a new dean: the Rev. Katene Eruera. Eruera has been a priest since 2003 and is a veteran of bi-vocational ministry, working full time to support his ministry in both pastorate and hui amorangi settings. (Hui Amorangi covers the East Coast of the […]

Following scandal, Archbishop Welby offers to open up credit unions

[Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leading payday lending company, Wonga. Welby told the BBC: “We must find out why this happened and then make […]

Vertical gardening to improve Ethiopian diet

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Ethiopia is promoting a unique agricultural practice called “vertical gardening” to combat the region’s high levels of malnutrition due to a lack of variety in peoples’ diets and a shortage of agricultural land. “Since its establishment, one of the goals of the Gambella Anglican Centre in Ethiopia […]

Prince George of Cambridge: churches celebrate royal birth

[Anglican Communion News Service] His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, the first son of Prince William and his wife Catherine, was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, on July 22. Prince George is third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom and 15 other nations, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury sends congratulations on royal birth

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, sent the following message of congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy at 4:24 p.m. London time on July 22. “I am delighted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy. Along […]

Heavy rains drench cardboard cathedral, repairs underway

[Anglican Journal] Parts of Christchurch, New Zealand’s transitional cardboard cathedral have become sodden following heavy rainfall in late June, but a church spokesperson expressed confidence that the project will still be completed next month. The $5.3 million cathedral will be dedicated at a special service on Aug. 15. The cardboard cathedral will temporarily replace Christchurch’s […]

New Zealand: Churches holding up well in quakes

[Anglican Taonga] Church buildings in Wellington and Nelson show no significant damage from the earthquakes that are continuing across the centre of the country. However, parishes are being asked to ensure buildings are safe and to check them again if there are further earthquakes. The Archbishop of the New Zealand dioceses, the Most Rev’d Philip […]