Archives for 2015

‘I would talk with Boko Haram’: Anglican Communion secretary general

[Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said he would be prepared to talk with Boko Haram, if their leadership could be identified. Speaking in a HARDtalk interview with BBC journalist Stephen Sackur, Idowu-Fearon warned that it was “not helpful” to talk of a “fundamental struggle between […]

Vigils held for Burundi as African Union warns of genocide

[Anglican Communion News Service] Coventry Cathedral was set to take part in a vigil for Burundi Dec. 18 as the African Union warned of an impending genocide in the east African country. And staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London also paused to pray for peace for the troubled country. There has been increasing […]

Communiqué: Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) Communiqué, 9 December 2015 The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order met at Elmina, Ghana, from 2 to 9 December 2015. The Commission was generously hosted by the Church of the Province of West Africa and its Diocese of the Cape Coast. The Primate, […]

Paris climate deal: Archbishop hails ‘remarkable achievement’

[Lambeth Palace] Welcoming the climate deal reached in Paris this weekend, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the global church must be a key partner in tackling climate change. Welby’s statement follows. I warmly welcome the agreement that almost 200 states came to in Paris on Saturday, setting a clear and ambitious path towards tackling […]

Anglicans welcome ‘end to fossil fuel era’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican bishops have welcomed this weekend’s international agreement at the climate change talks in Paris. Negotiators from around 200 countries have reached agreement on a far-reaching package of measures, which has been dubbed “the end of the fossil fuel era.” But the talks in Paris aren’t the end of the story. […]

Prayers urged for Yemen peace talks

[Anglican Communion News Service] U.N.-led peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen get underway Dec. 15 and the Archdeacon in the Gulf, the Venerable Bill Schwartz, has called for prayers that the talks will lead to a “real resolution and reconciliation” resulting in a “truly inclusive” reconstruction in the country. There had been various […]

Archbishop invites more young Christians to spend ‘a year in God’s time’

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited more young Christians to join the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace. Applications open today for the second year of the program, which offers people aged 20-35 the opportunity to spend “a year in God’s time” as they live together as a community inspired by […]

Anglican and Muslim leaders discuss combating religious violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] Terrorism, in many of its forms, is the outcome of the misuse of religious texts, often taken out of context; and is an aggressive ideology that must be combatted with sound teaching – those were some of the agreed outcomes of the 12th annual Christian-Muslim dialogue between the Anglican Communion and […]

One killed, two injured in gun attack on Burundi church

[Anglican Communion News Service] A young boy has been killed and two people injured after an armed gang attacked a church in the Burundian capital Bujumbura. No motive for the attack on St. Mark’s Church, Ngagara, is known; but it is believed to be part of ongoing violence that has left more than 240 people […]

First female priests ordained in Uruguay

[Anglican Journal] History was made in Uruguay on Nov. 22 with the first-ever ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood in the country. The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, the Rev. Cynthia Myers Dickin and the Rev. Susana Lopez Lerena were ordained priests on the Feast of the Reign of Christ at Holy Trinity Cathedral in […]