Archives for May 2015

Japanese Anglicans commit to becoming ‘symbols of peace’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK – The Anglican Communion in Japan) has renewed commitments to put peace and reconciliation at the core of the church’s mission in a message concerning the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. The […]

Anglican churches assisting those displaced by crisis in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi is preparing to assist people displaced by violence and insecurity due to the ongoing political crisis in the country. Unrest began last month with President Nkurunziza’s announcement that he intended to run for a third term of office, a re-election bid which his […]

Canada: Anglicans join biosolids protest in Nicola Valley

[Anglican Journal] A bad smell hangs over parts of British Columbia’s Nicola Valley. Partially processed human waste — known in the industry as “biosolids” — are being dumped onto a 320-acre patch of former ranch land not far from where the Spius Creek flows into the Nicola River, and concerns about the safety of the […]

Anglican dean of Nepal: Relief and rebuilding work is ‘mammoth’

[Anglican Alliance] Two weeks after the second earthquake, the extent of the devastation is emerging in Nepal. Eight million people have been affected by the earthquakes, more than 8,600 people have been killed, 16,808 people reported injured and more than 750,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, according to latest UNOCHA figures (18 May 2015). A […]

Anglican leaders identify needs for Companion Link relationships

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mission-centered relationship and openness about the challenges faced in both the global north and global south of the Anglican Communion were the key needs identified in the Companion Link consultation involving 25 Anglican/Episcopalian leaders from 11 dioceses in Canada, Ghana, South Sudan and Tanzania that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, […]

Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension

[Anglican Alliance] Recent political tensions in Burundi have increased uncertainty and fear of violence, leading to displacement in the country, with more than 100,000 people reported to have fled in recent days. The Church in Burundi is calling for prayers for peace, while it also responds to the needs of vulnerable people. After several weeks of political […]

Anglican mission calls for recognition of seafarers’ role in migrant rescue

[The Mission to Seafarers press release] The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have issued a joint press release calling on EU governments to recognize the key role of seafarers in the rescue of migrants at sea. They have sent a […]

Anglicans continue emergency assistance following second Nepal quake

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican agencies have renewed appeals for support after a second earthquake hit Nepal causing further death and destruction, the Anglican Alliance reports. The 7.3 magnitude quake struck around 12.30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 12, killing at least 82 people, including 17 in neighboring India and one in Chinese Tibet. […]

Yemen: Situation in Aden ‘terrible,’ says Anglican bishop

[The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf] The Rt. Rev. Michael Lewis, bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf (The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East), has said that the situation in Aden, Yemen, remains very difficult but that staff of the clinic associated with Christ Church were safe despite property damage due […]

Companion Link partnerships energize Anglican diocesan mission

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five Anglican Communion companion dioceses on four continents agreed at a recent meeting in Jerusalem to expand collaboration in their ongoing partnership journey, with a focus on clergy training and communication. Bishops and clergy from the dioceses of Kiteto (Anglican Church of Tanzania), Leicester (The Church of England), Mount Kilimanjaro (Anglican […]