Archives for June 2014

Australia: Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier elected as primate

[Sydney Anglicans] The Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, has been elected the next primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. The primatial electors met at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide on June 28, a day before the start of the General Synod. The post of primate is a ceremonial role, without significant constitutional authority. After […]

Bicycle project to boost food security in South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican diocese in South Sudan has sourced and distributed bicycles to local farmers to improve their coordination and help increase productivity to ensure food sustainability in the area. Christian Action for Relief and Development (CARD), the development wing of Wau diocese in the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan […]

Date set for Anglican-Roman Catholic cricket match

[Lambeth Palace] Anglican and Roman Catholic First XIs will face each other in Canterbury on Sept. 19 in a historic match to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking. Details of a historic cricket match between Anglicans and Roman Catholics to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking have been announced today. The Twenty20 […]

England’s Synod agenda built around women bishop question

[Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Church of England meets in York in July for a five day meeting July 11-15. The agenda for the meeting was published June 20. The agenda is constructed around a sequence of legislative business on women in the episcopate. This will begin on the afternoon of […]

Urgent prayer, help needed for Iraq’s Christians

[Anglican Communion News Service] In the wake of the growing crisis in Iraq, a plea for prayer and help has been issued by the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and the Anglican vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad. An estimated half a million people, including hundreds of Christian families, are fleeing the area with many […]

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Pope Francis in Rome

[Lambeth Palace] In their second meeting within eighteen months Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby today recommitted themselves resolutely to the struggle against modern slavery and human trafficking. Following their first meeting last year the two global leaders have continually spoken out to challenge this crime against humanity, and have acted decisively to support the […]

Anglicans: ‘We vow to eradicate hate crimes, hate speech in Japan’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Japanese Anglicans have strongly condemned racism in the country and vowed “to eradicate hate crime and hate speech and strive to establish a true multiracial and mutlicultural society.” In a statement issued after their 61st synod, representatives of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican/Episcopal Church in Japan) Synod pulled no punches […]

Australia: Parishes urged to welcome men as anti-violence advocates

[Diocese of Melbourne] Parishes need to welcome men as important bearers of anti-violence messages to other men and boys, according to a report of the Diocese of Melbourne Violence Prevention Program. Nudging Anglican Parishes to Prevent Violence Against Women said the reach and influence of Anglican organisations and parishes were a significant asset in reducing violence against […]

Egypt: New prison ministry in Alexandria

[Diocese of Egypt] The Anglican Church recently started a new prison ministry in Alexandria, on the north coast of Egypt. This new ministry is co-ordinated by Mrs. Nabila Mansour, a member of the St Mark’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Alexandria. There are eight regular volunteers from different denominations. There are also four students from the Alexandria […]

Malawi: Anglican parishes unite to build new church

[Anglican Communion News Service] Six Anglican Parishes in Malawi have united to help kickstart the construction of a church building for an Anglican outstation in the city of Blantyre in fulfillment of their obligation of “building the House of the God.” Mpemba Anglican Church, an outstation of Manase Parish in Blantyre, Malawi, is the beneficiary of […]