Archives for August 2016

Pan-European church groups endorse Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] A trio of pan-European church bodies have endorsed the upcoming World Day of Prayer for Creation and the Season of Creation that follows it. The Roman Catholic Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), the ecumenical Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) have issued a joint […]

Canada’s Primate, National Indigenous Bishop voice support for Standing Rock

[Anglican Journal] As pipeline construction near Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the Missouri River continues to cause tensions between Indigenous protesters and the U.S. government, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald are calling on Canadians to support the protesters. Full article.

Michael Ramsey Prize awarded to dementia study

[Anglican Communion News Service] A book about faith and dementia has been awarded this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Michael Ramsey Prize was launched in by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in 2005 to celebrate “the most promising contemporary theological writing from the global church.” The […]

Three-centuries-old mission agency USPG launches new name and look

[Anglican Communion News Service] One of the oldest Anglican mission agencies has returned to its historic name USPG. The 315-year-old charity, which was briefly called United Society (Us) has responded to calls from its supporters to reclaim its former name, which it re-launched this weekend at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in Northampton, England. In 2012, […]

East Asia Youth Forum heralds call to full-time Christian ministry

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Council of Churches of East Asia (CCEA) Youth Forum was held in Hotel Transit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27 July until 1 August 2016 with the theme “Rise for God and Service to Neighbours through Christ”. A total of 93 young people from nine different countries participated in this event. […]

Archbishop Welby’s vision for youth discipleship, evangelism and Kingdom-building

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that he would love to see young people “being disciples of Jesus, being witnesses to Jesus and being servants of the Kingdom.” He made his comments in an editorial in the latest edition of the UK’s Premier Youthwork magazine, which is celebrating its […]

Stand with Standing Rock: A call for prayer from Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate

[Anglican Church of Canada] Water is sacred and one of the four primal elements that sustain life on Mother Earth. We have not respected water and consequently many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks are polluted. It is an element on the verge of scarcity. We must protect water. There is a pipeline approved for construction […]

East African choirs unite to support regional peace

[Anglican Communion News Service] Cathedral choirs from around east Africa descended on Kigali, Rwanda, last week for a celebration of Christian music and to enhance “regional peace, integration and cooperation.” Kigali’s St. Etienne Cathedral was host to 10 cathedral choirs for the One Song festival, which took place in the cathedral and the nearby Petit […]

Anglicans called to pray after earthquakes in Italy, Myanmar

[Anglican Communion News Service] The chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong of Hong Kong, has called on Anglicans around the world to pray for the people of Italy and Myanmar after separate earthquakes struck the two communities Aug. 24. Official figures put the death toll in Italy at 247 – a figure […]

US-Ghana partnership to tackle child slavery

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Accra, in the Province of West Africa, has won the backing of the US government for its ambitious programme to tackle modern-day slavery and child trafficking. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, was in Accra last week for the launch of a five-year project that will […]