Archives for October 2016

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox theologians reach further agreement on the Holy Spirit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The official dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox churches have reached further agreement on the theological understanding of the Holy Spirit. The Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission met last week in Lebanon, Beirut, to consider their consideration of the Holy Spirit, which began last year in Wales. Full […]

Southern Africa: Jesus Christ is ‘unique selling point’ in church’s nurture of young people

[Anglican Communion News Service] The importance of investing in young people for the future of the Church was one of the messages to emerge from the Anglicans Ablaze conference, held earlier this month in Cape Town, South Africa. The Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) has now published two videos by African journalist Bellah Zulu which […]

Pope Francis says he wants to visit South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] During a meeting with South Sudanese church leaders, including Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, Pope Francis said that he wanted to visit the world’s newest country. South Sudan has been hit by wave after wave of violent conflict after it gained independence from Sudan […]

Structural arrangements sought to keep sides in same-sex relationship debate united

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have established a working group to identify “structural arrangements” which would allow all those with differing views on same-sex relationships to remain in the church. The working group was requested by the Province’s General Synod earlier this year when it […]

Anglicans hear of Middle East Church’s work with Syrian IDPs and refugees

[Anglican Communion News Service] One-third of the population of Lebanon are refugees from other countries, an Anglican delegation heard this week as they met with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut. The meeting came as Anglican members of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission  took advantage of the group’s annual meeting, taking place in the city, […]

Bishop of Egypt calls for prayer and advocacy after ‘hostile takeover’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Egypt Mouneer Anis has called on Anglicans to pray and advocate with their local Egyptian consulates and embassies after a court ruling effectively subsumed the diocese into a separate denominational body. Anis, who is also the archbishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, told ACNS that the Evangelical […]

Churches stand in solidarity with Ethiopian Christians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Burundi Bernard Ntahoturi joined a delegation from the World Council of Churches last week in a solidarity visit to churches in Ethiopia. The delegation, led by WCC Central Committee Moderator Agnes Abuom, of the Anglican Church of Kenya, met leaders of member churches, an interfaith body and political leaders, […]

Ottawa Anglican plans Christian co-housing for seniors

[Anglican Journal] An Ottawa architect is planning a new kind of residence for seniors—an intentional community, to be built on redeveloped church property. Rosaline Hill, a member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church, hopes to build a residence containing 20-30 units in the nation’s capital, according to Crosstalk, the newspaper of the diocese of Ottawa. The development […]

Australian churches say ‘let us help’ on migrant crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] Australia’s faith communities should be allowed to help settle and provide care for those asylum seekers still being held in offshore detention centers on Nauru and Manus Island, the National Council of Churches in Australia has said. Full article.

Independent body to investigate sex abuse complaints in Australia

[Anglican Communion News Service] Complaints of church-based sexual abuse in Australia’s internal province of Victoria will be investigated by an independent body with its own board of directors. The dioceses of Melbourne and Bendigo have already approved the new structure, which will be considered by the dioceses of Wangaratta, Ballarat and Gippsland next year. The new […]