Archives for January 2017

Canada: Christian leaders express solidarity with Muslims following Quebec attack

[Anglican Journal] Anglicans and other Christian leaders have expressed their “sympathy and solidarity” with Muslims following a deadly attack Sunday night on a mosque in the Ste-Foy neighborhood of Quebec City. The attack, which left six people dead and 19 others wounded, occurred just before 8 p.m., Jan.29, when a gunman opened fire while evening […]

Farewell service for the Archbishop of Wales

[Anglican Communion News Service] The longest-serving Archbishop in the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Barry Morgan, is stepping down this week as leader of the Church in Wales, as he marks his 70th birthday. More than 500 people attended a farewell service at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, in celebration and thanksgiving for the contribution made by Morgan […]

English bishops call for ‘fresh tone’ to sexuality debate

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishops of the Church of England have ruled out any change to the Church’s doctrine on marriage and sexuality; while calling for a “fresh tone” in the way the issue is handled. In a report on behalf of the House of Bishops published today (Jan. 27) ahead of next month’s […]

Holocaust Memorial Day: Welby warns against ‘collusion with evil’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has urged people to resist a “post-truth” culture “at every level and in every conversation and debate”. He made his comments in a speech at a memorial service in Westminster, London, last night (Jan. 26) in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day. Each year on 27 […]

Diocese in Europe explores implications of ‘post-Brexit Britain’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has begun exploring the implications that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) might have on British-national clergy deployed to the continent. At present, as members of the EU, British nationals – including clergy – can travel, reside, and work in any of […]

Canada: Church vows to address youth suicide crisis in Wapekeka First Nation

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada has acknowledged that it played a role in creating the conditions that led to the suicides of two young girls in Wapekeka First Nation, a remote Oji-Cree community in Ontario, earlier this month. In a statement on Jan. 20, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, general secretary, said the church “helped […]

Wales ordains first female bishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first woman to be ordained as a bishop by the Church in Wales has described her consecration at the weekend as “awe-inspiring.” The Rt. Rev. Joanna Penberthy, former rector of the Benefice of Glan Ithon in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, said: “I didn’t think at the beginning of […]

Egyptian Anglicans in peace building partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Egypt has announced a landmark partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria Library) to advance cooperation in art, science, culture, peace-building, dialogue and the combating of extremism. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a modern organization designed to “recapture the spirit” of the ancient library of Alexandria, one of […]

Archbishops call on Christians to repent of differences

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on Christians to repent of the divisions between churches. In a joint statement issued to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the two primates of the Church of England, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, reflect on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. […]

Anglicans, Lutherans, Buddhists forge links at Myanmar gathering

[Anglican Communion News Service] Representatives from more than six Asian countries have gathered in Myanmar to try to develop stronger ties between Anglicans, Lutherans and Buddhists. The consultation has brought people together from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka. One of the key short-term aims is to work towards a publication which could serve […]