Archives for March 2016

Churches unite to support Welsh steel workers

[Anglican Communion News Service] Leaders from the churches and chapels in the Welsh town of Port Talbot have formed an ecumenical ministry team to support thousands of local workers who could lose their jobs following the announcement that the Indian steel company Tata, which owns the majority of the U.K.’s steel works, is looking to […]

Primate calls for ‘tsunami of truth-telling’ after SA president loses court battle

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called for a “tsunami of truth-telling” after the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, lost a court battle brought by campaigners who alleged he benefited from state funding of R246 million (South African Rand, approximately $16.7 million) for improvements to his private home, […]

Major report calls Anglicans to intentional discipleship, disciple-making

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican Communion-wide season of intentional discipleship should not be created to address poor church attendance, or to counter the challenge faced by churches with high attendance and low commitment. Instead, it should be “a response to the biblical call to make disciples to honor and glorify God, as Christians live […]

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf is a center for hope for disabled children

Six-year old Ibrahim is concentrating on his fingers. Legs tucked under his chair, he imitates his teacher who is showing the boy how to make words with his hands. As part of his sign language lesson, Ibrahim’s eager brown eyes bounce from teacher to book to hands and back again. He sits beside other children […]

Church of Pakistan consoles nation where ‘every heart broken’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The prime minister of Pakistan has said that the heart of every Pakistani was broken and that the whole nation was in the state of grief and sorrow during a televised address to the nation following the horrific Easter Day bomb attack in Lahore that left at least 72 people dead […]

The book of Ruth is focus for ACC Bible studies

[Anglican Communion News Service] When members of the Anglican Consultative Council meet in Lusaka next month for its 16th meeting (ACC-16), they will discuss – in the context of intentional discipleship – issues ranging from gender justice, refugees and migration, the environment and reconciliation; and they will do so against a backdrop of prayer, Bible […]

Pakistan: Suicide bomber targets Christians in deadly Easter Day attack

[Minority Concern of Pakistan] At least 70 people have been killed, including 29 children, and more than 340 injured in a suicide blast on Easter Day at Gulshan Iqbal Park, Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, Pakistan. About 3,000 people were visiting the park at the time of blast. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the exit gate […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s Easter Day sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral. ‘A World Transformed, A Life of Hope’ Luke 24:1-12 Last night, at Harty church, on the tip of Sheppey, with the wind howling, lit by candles, warmed by one another, we celebrated the light of Christ that, full of joy and hope, we […]

Church of England wins first battle against ExxonMobil on climate change

[Anglican Communion News Service] Shareholders in ExxonMobil will be allowed to vote on a climate change resolution brought by the Church of England and other significant institutional investors, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) blocked an attempt by the oil giant to leave the motion off the agenda of May’s annual meeting of […]

Welsh churches unite in forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church in Wales has joined with other Christian denominations in the country as well as expert and survivor organisations in a new forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and to ensure that all churches in Wales are safe places for them. The Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum brings together the […]