Archives for February 2014

In Cuba, center promotes reflection and dialogue

[Episcopal News Service – Cárdenas, Cuba] “If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem,” reads the sign at the entrance of the Center for Reflection and Dialogue here. It’s a slogan that resonates in the center’s ministry, outreach programs and approach to human and community development. The center and […]

Daniel Sarfo becomes primate of West Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] The surviving metropolitan archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa has been elevated to become its 10th primate. According to a statement, Daniel Sarfo, archbishop of the internal province of Ghana, becomes the province’s new leader following the death of Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson. The statement read: “Following the demise […]

‘Malaria fight needs concerted efforts,’ says Zambia Anglican Council

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Zambia says the fight against malaria in the central African region cannot be won unless all stakeholders come together to address the disease, which remains a “major public health and development challenge on the continent.” Speaking during a cross-border initiative roundtable discussion last week at the Zambia-Namibia […]

Australia: Vigils held for asylum seeker who died on Manus Island

[Diocese of Melbourne] An estimated 15,000 people took part in candlelight vigils around Australia on Feb. 24 for Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati, who died as a result of violence at the Manus Island detention center on Feb. 17. Melbourne Anglican priest the Rev. Jasmine Dow was among the 5,000 people gathered in Melbourne’s Federation Square. […]

Two bombs detonated outside Zanzibar’s Anglican cathedral

[Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar press release] During the mid-afternoon of Monday, Feb. 24, two small explosive devices detonated sequentially near the main entrance to Christ Church Cathedral and the Former Slave Market in Mkunazini. The Cathedral is a First Class World Heritage Monument and the Former Slave Market an International Site of Conscience. The entire […]

Hydroelectric projects to blame for Brazil flooding, primate says

[Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Episcopal Church of Brazil has blamed hydroelectric projects for major flooding that has left people isolated without access to food, water or medical supplies. The Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva, also bishop of Santa Maria diocese, wrote to supporters asking for international prayer and local […]

CAPA seeks a ‘unified and self-sustaining Anglican Church in Africa’

[Anglican Communion News Service] It’s a well-known fact that since the establishment of the Anglican Church in Africa in the 1800s, the Africa churches have largely depended on outside donors for material, mission and financial support. Until recently most Africa Christians did not believe that the church could survive without the support of western donors. […]

Australia: Bishop speaks out after asylum tragedy

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Australia has called for a review of the country’s asylum and refugee policies after a violent break-out at a regional processing facility on Manus Island resulted in the death of an Iranian asylum seeker. Twenty-three-year-old Reza Barati was moved to Manus Island last August, a month after […]

Anglican Church in Burundi provides aid to flood disaster victims

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Burundi has joined the government and other aid agencies in the country in providing aid to victims of the flood disaster that hit the country’s capital Bujumbura about two weeks ago. Nasasagare Guy, a member of the church’s communications team, told ACNS in an interview today: “The […]

Canadian parish on ‘companion journey’ with First Nations people

[Anglican Church of Canada] More than a decade ago parishioners at North Saanich’s Holy Trinity Anglican Church began responding to challenges faced by nearby Tseycum, Tsawout, Pauquachin, and Tsartlip First Nations. In discrimination and need they saw opportunity for new relationship and a new way of being church in this Vancouver Island community. With the […]