Archives for June 2016

Delight at de-mining operation at site of Jesus’ baptism

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has spoken of his “delight” at news that a mine clearance charity has secured permission to de-mine the area around the West Bank of the River Jordan on the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism. The baptism site at Qasr el Yahud, south of […]

Archbishop urges Christians to help write new Chilean Constitution

[Anglican Communion News Service] The government of Chile are beginning the process of sifting through 83,000 individual responses after a consultation on a new constitution for the country closed on June 28. Archbishop of Chile Héctor Zavala, primate of the Anglican Province of South America, has called on church members to “participate and actively be […]

Prayer response to Turkey airport terror attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] The June 28 terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders. “Our hearts cry out in prayer for the victims and families of the terrible attack in Istanbul,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said on Twitter. “In prayer and faith we […]

Interfaith call for unity as Brexit vote sparks racist attacks

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders have criticized the rise in racist abuse and attacks in the United Kingdom following last week’s historic referendum decision to withdraw from the European Union. Members of ethnic minority communities and immigrants from across the EU have reported being told to “go home – we voted to leave” and […]

Church apologizes for inhumane treatment of leprosy patients

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Synod of the Nippon Sei Ko kai (NSKK), the Anglican Church in Japan,  has issued a public apology for their part in the isolation and inhumane treatment of people with Hansen’s Disease (leprosy). According to the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hansen’s Disease is “a chronic infectious […]

Philippines church leaders undergo public HIV test to battle stigma

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christian leaders in the Philippines have undergone public HIV tests as part of a campaign against the stigmatization of people with HIV/AIDS. The Rev. Rex Reyes Jr, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), told a press conference at the World Council of Churches’ Central Council […]

Britain’s earliest Christians reburied

[Anglican Communion News Service] The remains of what is said to be some of Britain’s earliest converts to Christianity, which were excavated from sand dunes near Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland between 1998 and 2007, have been re-interred in the crypt of St Aidan’s Church after the completion of a research project led by Durham University […]

Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue finds unity in diversity

[Anglican Church of Canada] Introduced by the Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante as an ecumenical contribution from the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Akan concept of sankofa served as a guiding framework for the Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, which took place from May 25-29 in Accra, Ghana. The gathering brought together bishops from […]

Chilean archbishop calls for participate in constitutional process

[Anglican Church of Chile] In recent days, the Chilean Government has led a citizen consultation process towards drawing up a new constitution. Given the relevance of this step for the country, the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Church of Chile (IACH) and Primate of the Province of South America, Héctor Zavala, made a call to church members to participate and […]

EU Referendum: Statement by the bishops of the Church in Wales

The Bishops of the Church in Wales have responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the U.K. with the following joint statement. In facing the outcome of the EU referendum, we commend a period of calm and reflection as the UK seeks to find its way forward in this new situation. As Christians we hold to […]