Archives for December 2013

Brazil primate urges leaders to prioritize food security

Anglican Alliance urges G20 to end hunger

[Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Presiding Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva of sent a letter Dec. 9 to government leaders urging them to promote food security and ending hunger in setting the agenda for the 2014 G20 Summit. The presiding bishop joined a larger movement being organized by the Anglican Alliance. The full letter follows. Your […]

Nigeria: Christians challenged to ‘disciple at work’

[Anglican Communion News Service] An international network of mission agencies, Faith2Share, recently held its West African Depth Discipleship Consultation to “discover what following Jesus, the Prince of Peace, means in every aspect of our lives especially as we live amongst those who have very different faith convictions and traditions.” The consultation, which was held in […]

Persecution continues for Zimbabwe Anglicans

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians in Zimbabwe are facing a new wave of persecution after excommunicated former bishop Nolbert Kunonga and his supporters refused to surrender church property in the Diocese of Masvingo. In a letter to fellow Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) bishops and friends, Bishop of Masvingo Godfrey Tawonezvi reported, […]

Communiqué of 2013 IASCUFO meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] Gathering in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, as the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO), at the invitation of the Rt Revd Dr Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, we have been acutely aware of the season of Advent and the promise of Isaiah and John the […]

Episcopal Church of the Philippines issues disaster response report

The full text of a disaster response report issued by the Episcopal Church of the Philippines on Dec. 10 follows. THE ECP DISASTER RESPONSE WORK The Philippines is “the most-exposed  country in the world to tropical cyclo0nes or typhoons.” There are accordingly around 19 typhoons that enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility in a typical […]

England: House of Bishops welcomes female ‘participant observers’

[Church of England press release] The House of Bishops of the Church of England met for two days in York Dec. 9 and 10. This meeting was the first at which 8 female regional representatives attended the meeting as participant observers with the same rights as Provincial Episcopal Visitors. Over its meeting the house covered […]

Gamechanger for indigenous Anglicans?

[Anglican Taonga] Last week’s meeting of the Anglican Indigenous Network in Christchurch could be remembered as a gamechanger. The time when the AIN changed from being a fringe outfit given to telling itself tales of woe and issuing high-minded resolutions to no discernible effect, to becoming a body which is a serious and effective advocate for […]

Canadian Anglicans offered seed money for Marks of Mission

[Anglican Journal] General Synod’s Marks of Mission team is offering grants of $1,000 to every diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada as seed money for projects that implement any of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission. Each diocese needs only to select a project and send a 100-word description of it to the […]

Church of England launches program for would-be vicars

[Church of England] Young people are being given a taste of life behind the dog collar with the launch of the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES), run by the Ministry Division. The scheme, which began with a pilot phase (see case studies below) this September in four dioceses, is a one-year program of […]

Welby: ‘Digitized ancient Bibles will impact worship, faith’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has welcomed the decision by the Bodleian and Vatican libraries to make available to the public digitized copies of ancient Bibles and Biblical texts. Speaking in a video to promote the launch of the project’s website, Welby said, “Where you can see these actual texts there’s […]