Archives for November 2015

Pope Francis visits martyrs’ shrine

Ugandan martyrs 'continue to proclaim Jesus Christ, power of his cross'

[Anglican Communion News Service] Pope Francis has made a visit to the Anglican shrine to the Ugandan Martyrs in Namugongo, and spoke of the “ecumenism of blood”. The Pope looked visibly pained and shocked as Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda, explained how the martyrs were put to death on the […]

‘Let love lead Anglican Communion’ – Children’s prayer at ACC-16 launch

[Anglican Communion News Service] If you wish to see something launched with style, fervor and commitment then you could do no better than have been in Lusaka Cathedral yesterday (29 November) when the Province of Central Africa launched the preparations for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16), which will take place in […]

Girls in School; Girls with Dignity: commitment during 16 Days, beyond

[Anglican Communion News Service] For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, we have joined together as a faith-based coalition to focus on ending violence against girls and young women in education, confident that all activism promoting equal and respectful relationship is good news, all year round, wherever and whoever we are. The 16 […]

Archbishop in Jerusalem shares Christmas Message, Litany for Peace

[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write this message from the Holy City of Jerusalem […]

Queen Elizabeth speaks on Christian unity and Primates Meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s Primates Meeting. Earlier, during a sermon at a Eucharist in Westminster Abbey attended by the Queen and other […]

Archbishop Welby speaks of heartbreak following Paris attacks

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of the “utterly heart-breaking” attacks in Paris earlier this month, during an interview for the BBC television worship program Songs of Praise. “My wife and I lived in Paris for five years and it was one of the happiest places we have lived; and […]

Church of England launches online prayer drive

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England has launched an online campaign to encourage a renewal of prayer life in the nation; but the organizers could not have expected that the launch of its new website would have received quite as much publicity as it has – thanks to a decision by the UK’s […]

Church of Sweden, Episcopal Church celebrate partnership and common mission

[Episcopal News Service] The longstanding partnership between The Episcopal Church and the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden was formally celebrated during a Eucharist service at Uppsala Cathedral on Nov. 18 at the close of the church’s General Synod. Former Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined the celebration, during which Church of Sweden Archbishop Antje […]

Europe: Convocation hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue

[Episcopal News Service] A few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on Nov. 17 for an evening of discussions about peacemaking efforts and the role of religion in education, promoting dialogue and bringing an end to violence around the world. The event was […]

Anglican leaders continue to reflect on Paris terror attacks

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church services and vigils have been held throughout the world in response to the terror attacks on Nov. 13 in Paris which killed at least 129 people. As they were taking place, Anglican leaders continued to reflect on the atrocities. “The sorrow in Paris is heart-breaking and the evil of those […]