Archives for September 2015

Canadian church’s ‘red tape challenge’ raises funds for Syrian refugees

[Anglican Journal] A London, Ontario church is raising money for Syrian refugees at lightning speed — thanks, at least partly, to a very Canadian household material. As of Sept. 21, St. Aidan’s Anglican Church had raised roughly $35,000 for refugee sponsorship after 15 days of its “Red Tape Challenge.” The appeal asks participants, after making […]

Communiqué: International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue September 2015 Communiqué Buffalo, New York, United States of America In the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met in Buffalo, New York, from 19 to 25 September 2015. The Commission is deeply […]

Canada: Same-sex marriage ‘theologically possible,’ says commission

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada may want to look at same-sex marriages as partaking “in the same covenant” as heterosexual unions, but “on somewhat different terms,” and possibly involving alternate liturgies, recommends the report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon, released Sept. 22. Just as the New Testament describes the Gentiles in […]

Archbishop launches monastic-inspired community for young Christians

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin Welby commissioned the first members of the Community of St. Anselm in a special service at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 18. Thirty-six young men and women from across the U.K. and around the world became the first members of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new monastic-inspired community at Lambeth Palace. The Community […]

Communion urged to join movement for implementation of SDGs

[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Alliance is encouraging the provinces of the Anglican Communion to join in the call for the ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all countries, for all people. World leaders will meet Sept. 25-27 in New York to adopt the SDGs to replace the Millennium Development Goals which expire […]

Melanesian brother murdered in Papua New Guinea

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Melanesia has announced that a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands) in Popondetta, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, has been murdered. Br. Tolbon Diwaero was killed late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning (Sept. 15-16) by unidentified persons on his way back to Domara Household, the […]

Tanzania: Installation of first female theological college principal

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a historical day for the Anglican Church of Tanzania, the Rev. Canon Hilda Kabia was installed as the first female principal of a theological college in the country. The new principal of Msalato Theological College of St. John’s University of Tanzania is a familiar face at the college, having taught […]

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for primates’ gathering

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby today wrote to all 37 primates inviting them to attend a special primates’ gathering in Canterbury to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion. The meeting, to be held in January 2016, would be an opportunity for primates to discuss key issues face to […]

Arab Israeli schools strike in protest at Christian school funding cuts

[Anglican Communion News Service] Arab Israeli schools last week joined a “strike” in solidarity with Christian schools in Israel that have remained closed from the start of the new academic year in protest at what the Christian school leaders are describing as discriminatory funding cuts. Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem met […]

Pakistan diocese highlights role of women as peacebuilders

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan’s Diocese of Raiwind held a three-day peace building workshop for female teachers from a number of key educational institutions of Raiwind and Lahore last month. More than 20 teachers from St. Peter’s High School, Lucie Harrison High School, and Wesleyan Schools, took part in the workshop which […]