Archives for November 2014

Persecution may be ‘tip of the iceberg,’ say Peshawar Christians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians in Pakistan worry that the persecution they have experienced to date may be “just the tip of the iceberg.” In the latest newsletter from the Diocese of Peshawar, a list of 22 incidents of violence against Christians in the country since 2013 accompanied a warning that “things are likely to […]

Archbishop on the Communion’s challenges and the way forward

[Lambeth Palace] In his presidential address to the General Synod on Nov. 17, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke about the issues faced by the Anglican Communion and possible ways forward. Read the full text of the address below: During the last eighteen months or so I have had the opportunity to visit thirty-six other […]

England: Legislation on women bishops becomes law at General Synod

[Church of England] The General Synod has today enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as bishops in the Church of England. The formal enactment of the legislation – Amending Canon 33 – followed the vote on final approval by the synod at its meeting in July of this year. Since that time the […]

South Sudan Anglican Church promotes new paradigm for peace

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in South Sudan has joined other stakeholders in the region to address the country’s continued conflicts by using a team of community members called “Peace Mobilisers.” Peace Mobilisers are a group of about 80 well-trained community and faith-based practitioners from across South Sudan brought together to share knowledge […]

Anglican Communion voices speak out ahead of the G20 summit

[Anglican Communion News Service] Leading figures from the Anglican Communion are speaking out before and during this weekend’s G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, on a range of economic and development issues. The G20 is a forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies that are said to account for about 85% […]

Anglicans invited to ‘celebrate Advent using your camera phones’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through prayer, meditation and by contributing to a global Advent calendar on Instagram. Advent — from Nov. 30 to Dec. 24 — is the season when Christians observe a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of […]

Prior Anders Litzell to oversee new community at Lambeth Palace

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has appointed the Rev. Anders Litzell as prior of the Community of St. Anselm, a radical new Christian community at Lambeth Palace. Litzell, 34, is an Anglican priest from Sweden, who has experience of the Pentecostal and Lutheran traditions as well as three provinces of the […]

SA Archbishop calls on youth for help with Communion eco-strategy

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican youth worldwide have been called on to help determine the Anglican Communion’s strategy to protect the environment. Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has issued an invitation to young Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide to use social media to let the eco-bishops know […]

Anglicans need ‘deeper understanding of Islam’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans need a deeper understanding of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations so they can better pray and respond to interfaith situations. Chair of the Anglican Network for Inter Faith Concerns (NIFCON) and Archbishop of Dublin the Most Rev. Michael Jackson made the comments in a letter to primates and provincial secretaries of […]

Pakistan Christian couple burned in kiln over debt, not blasphemy

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has said a Christian couple beaten and burned in a brick kiln was revenge for unpaid bills, not because they had damaged a Qur’an. A member of the united church, that comprises several Christian denominations including Anglicans, yesterday sent a message to supporters to clarify media reports […]