Archives for November 2016

Church of Pakistan reflects on Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s coordinating officer, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, said that […]

Europe’s faith leaders discuss migration, integration and values

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Bishop in Europe, Robert Innes, joined an interfaith delegation at the European Union’s (EU) annual “high-level meeting” of religious leaders from across Europe. The meeting was hosted by the European Commission – the EU’s politicized civil service – to discuss “migration, integration and European values.” The commission’s […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s ‘deep concern’ over South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of his “deep concern” over the situation in South Sudan, after a meeting with a delegation of the country’s church leaders. The ecumenical delegation from the South Sudan Council of Churches called on Welby at Lambeth Palace last week, a month after their visit with […]

Uruguay: Bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Uruguay has delivered a critical presidential address to his diocesan synod, in which he said that parishes had failed to engage with “the basics” of mission and evangelism. Bishop Michele Pollesel used the example of a new priest who received complaints that he had used the same sermon […]

Anglicans in Spain welcome pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal (the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain) has stepped up its welcome to pilgrims undertaking the Camino de Santiago by dedicating its cathedral in Madrid as a welcome center. Bishop Carlos López-Lozano consecrated a symbolic tile adjacent to the cathedral’s door on Nov. 26 as a sign of […]

Advent focus on Christians of Mozambique and Angola

[Anglican Communion News Service] The stories of Christians from Mozambique and Angola who have “been quietly getting on with building and being the church” will be published over the next four weeks as part of an Advent campaign by Manna – the Mozambique and Angola Mission Association. Their #StoriesOfLoveComing social media campaign is a follow-up […]

Mothers’ Union march on Downing Street for victims of domestic violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Mothers’ Union in Great Britain have delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street – the official residence of the U.K. Prime Minister – calling for changes to child maintenance rules for victims of domestic violence. Current regulations say that unless child maintenance payments are made direct to the parent […]

Anglicans join 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] After weeks of preparation, Anglicans around the Communion are getting involved in prayer, reflection and action for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. The 16 Days of Activism campaign runs from Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs to Human Rights Day […]

Bishops say Church has failed children, women, and indigenous peoples

[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops have acknowledged both churches’ failure to protect children, women and indigenous peoples. In a statement issued by the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) on Nov. 25 following the group’s historic meeting in Canterbury and Rome last month, the […]

First Māori children’s Bible published

[Anglican Communion News Service] The New Zealand Bible Society has just launched the first Māori language children’s Bible. Tāku Paipera has been years in the making, and was described by Māori expert Matt Hakiaha as a “wonderful gift.” Full article.