Archives for April 2015

Nepali Anglicans among those killed in earthquake

[Anglican Diocese of Sydney] It’s been revealed hundreds of Christians died or were injured as the Nepal earthquake hit their churches, including an Anglican minister and 17 of his parishioners. In Nepal, Sunday is a work day so Christians normally attend church on their day off, which is Saturday. So many were in church when […]

Effects of earthquake ‘devastating’ reports Anglican Deanery of Nepal

[Anglican Communion News Service] Based on reports from Anglican Alliance. The effects of the 7.9 Richter scale earthquake that hit Nepal 80 km northwest of Kathmandu Saturday just before noon local time and the aftershock an hour later have been “devastating,” said the Revd Lewis Lew, Dean of Nepal Deanery of the Diocese of Singapore of […]

Anglican bishop expresses horror at ISIS killing of Ethiopian Christians

[Diocese of Sydney] The Anglican bishop for Ethiopia has hailed as martyrs 28 Ethiopian Christians shot or beheaded in Libya by members of the terrorist group known as ISIS or ISIL. “I have just learned the horrifying news that as many as twenty-eight Ethiopian Christians have been shot or beheaded in Libya by members of […]

Canadian Anglicans called to 22 days of reconciliation

[Anglican Journal] Anglicans across Canada are being called to demonstrate in the 22 days following the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that this ending is only the beginning of healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark […]

Church in Wales urges government to address poverty

[Church in Wales] The Church in Wales is calling on the Welsh government to minimize the impact of poverty, austerity and recession on people in Wales. It says it is seeing families and communities facing increasingly uncertain futures as services and projects shut down, people lose their jobs and harsh policies erode their dignity and […]

Canada: Church leaders sign climate change declaration

[Anglican Journal] On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about how churches can practice better environmental stewardship and to sign an ecumenical declaration committing their churches to creating a “climate of hope” in the face of worsening climate change. Rooting itself […]

Southern African primate warns against xenophobic violence

[Office of the Anglican Archbishop Of Cape Town] Warning against “the specter of revenge attacks” from African migrants living in South Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has added his voice to calls for an end to the current outbreak of xenophobic violence. “Foreigners are God’s people too and deserve the dignity and protection […]

Anglican Church of Canada reaffirms resolve to fight anti-Semitism

[Anglican Church of Canada] The re-release of a document exploring the context of the Holocaust is the latest step taken by the Anglican Church of Canada to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue and continue the struggle against anti-Semitism in all its forms. Commended in 1989 by the church’s National Executive Council — the precursor to the Council […]

In Egypt, CARAVAN art exhibition opens as a path to grassroots peace

[Diocese of Egypt] So much is wrong with the Arab world today, it can obscure all that is right. At the heart of both are interfaith relations, and the CARAVAN art exhibition showcases the good while addressing the bad. International in scope, its contributions stretch across continents, touching the famous and simple alike. “We know […]