Archives for August 2013

Anglican Communion invited to first ever online debate

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide with access to the Internet have a chance to take part in what is thought to be the first ever cross-province webinar. Anglican Alliance, the platform that supports development, relief and advocacy across the Anglican Communion, is hosting the online debate on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Taking part […]

Zimbabwe: Harare Anglicans relaunch abandoned clinic project

[Anglican Communion News Service] The construction of a much-needed clinic has resumed five years after a property-grab by an excommunicated bishop forced the Anglicans in Harare to abandon the project. The Memorial Clinic project was initiated by members of the Anglican Wabvuwi Guild and Anglican clergy following the death of five members in a road […]

Canada: Church responds to aboriginal suicide crisis

[Anglican Journal] In response to the suicide crisis affecting some native communities in western Canada and in the Arctic, the Anglican Church of Canada’s indigenous ministries department has appointed a new suicide prevention coordinator for that region. The Rev. Nancy Bruyere, a non-stipendiary priest in the Diocese of Keewatin, has been named to the position. […]

Church of Nigeria to launch TV channel

[Anglican Communion News Service] Nigerians will soon be able to tune into programming from the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) thanks to the launch of the church’s very own cable TV channel. The channel has been several years in the planning. Back in December 2012, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, primate, told the church’s Standing Committee that […]

Archbishops, past and present, urge caution on Syria intervention

[Anglican Communion News Service] Both Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and one of his predecessors George Carey have warned of the consequences of military action in Syria. Speaking to The Telegraph, Welby said U.K. Members of Parliament must be sure about the facts on the ground before acting amid “a really delicate and dangerous situation.” […]

New bishop in Southern Malawi will succeed Tengatenga

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new bishop has been elected by the Diocese of Southern Malawi to replace outgoing Bishop James Tengatenga who resigned after 15 years of service to the diocese. The Rev. Canon Alinafe Kalemba, priest in charge of Chirimba Parish, was elected as bishop on Aug. 24, at St Paul’s Cathedral in […]

Anglican church, school in Goma severely damaged in missile attacks

[Episcopal News Service] Several missiles exploded late afternoon on Aug. 22 in central Goma causing significant damage to St. Paul’s Anglican Church and destroying three classrooms in the adjacent school. Claudaline Mikanirwa, the wife of the Rev. Desiré Mukanirwa, Anglican priest in Goma, said in an e-mail to church partners that “one displaced child died […]

England: Blackburn diocese’s fracking leaflet causes media stir

[Anglican Communion News Service] A leaflet made available to the members of England’s Blackburn diocese got a surprising amount of coverage in the British media this week. The document Fracking – opportunity or challenge? caught the eye of several journalists just as the Conservative ministers promoted the controversial technology to the public as an economic necessity. The […]

Dartmouth withdraws Tengatenga’s appointment as foundation dean

[Episcopal News Service] Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has withdrawn the appointment of former Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga as dean of its Tucker Foundation saying that his past comments about homosexuality “have compromised his ability to serve effectively.” Meanwhile, some North American church leaders are surprised and saddened by the decision, saying that […]

Church in Wales to vote on women bishops

[Church in Wales press release] The Church in Wales will decide in September whether or not to allow women priests to be ordained as bishops. A bill, proposed by the six diocesan bishops of the Church in Wales, will be voted on by the 144 members of the church’s legislative arm, the Governing Body, at […]