Archives for March 2015

Anglican UN delegation urges bold steps to gender equality

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion delegation to a recent U.N. meeting has lifted up the full inclusion of women at all levels of decision-making and leadership in the church as an issue for action. In a statement from the 59th Session of the UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW59), the all-woman […]

Anglican bishops commit to new climate justice agenda

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network] A group of 17 Anglican bishops from all six continents has called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis.” Their declaration The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion. The […]

English king’s remains reburied after 530 years

Week-long pageantry in Leicester draws to close with liturgy and firework

[Episcopal News Service] History buffs from all over the world joined royal, civil and ecclesiastical representatives in Leicester, England, on a rainy March 26 for the reburial of a king whose bones were found in 2012 under a parking lot. Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, died aged 32 on Aug. 22, 1485 […]

Christchurch quake-ravaged cathedral deadlock broken?

Bishop commends wood, stone, copper design as possible way to rebuild

[Anglican Taonga] Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews has encouraged her diocese to consider a design by New Zealand architect Sir Miles Warren to rebuild the diocesan cathedral in the city’s Cathedral Square. Matthews has drawn the attention of her diocese to the lead story in the March 18 edition of The Press newspaper, which […]

England: First female diocesan bishop announced

[Episcopal News Service] The Ven. Rachel Treweek has been appointed as the next bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and will become the first female to serve as a diocesan bishop in the Church of England. The news comes one day after the Rev. Alison White was named as the next bishop of Hull and […]

Church of England appoints second female bishop

Alison White named bishop of Hull

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Alison White has been named as the next bishop of Hull. As a bishop suffragan in the Diocese of York, White will become the Church of England’s second female bishop when she is consecrated on July 3 in York Minster. White, 58, is currently priest-in-charge of Riding Mill in […]

Pakistan primate condemns attack on churches in Youhanabad

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Samuel Azariah, primate of The Church of Pakistan (United), has strongly condemned the bombing of two churches in the Yohanabad area of Lahore. More than 20 people have reportedly died and more than 75 are injured, many severely. The primate called the twin attacks on Christ Church and St. John’s […]

Welby: ‘Seismic shift’ required to equip all Anglicans as evangelists

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has set out his vision for a Church in which every Christian shares “the revolutionary love” of Jesus Christ. The archbishop was giving the inaugural Lambeth Lecture, a new series of talks which will feature guest speakers addressing key issues for the Church. Video of the Archbishop’s lecture […]

England: Bishop Libby Lane installed at Chester Cathedral

[Diocese of Chester] The Rt. Rev. Libby Lane – the first female bishop in the history of the Church of England – was formally installed as the eighth bishop of Stockport at Chester Cathedral on International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8. More than 1,900 people from across the county of Cheshire attended the installation, which […]

Anglican leaders from across Africa meet in Cape Town

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Anglican Church leaders from across Africa are being hosted at meetings in Cape Town by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town. The leaders include archbishops, bishops and other members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA), a body which coordinates and articulates issues affecting the church and communities […]