Archives for February 2017

English diocese assisting with urgent relief funding in Kenya

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Chichester in southern England is assisting with urgent relief efforts in the drought-hit Kenyan Diocese of Nakura. An emergency grant of 5000 pounds is being sent directly to the diocese, which, in partnership with the Anglican Church of Kenya’s Development Services, will buy and distribute food and […]

Anglican Church in Burundi takes action to help families threatened by famine

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Burundi, in conjunction with Christian Aid and its partners, has initiated an emergency effort to support some of the many vulnerable people facing severe famine across the country. Local emergency committees have now been set up in the regions of Makamba and Rumonge to identify the most […]

Anglican Communion Office appoints its first chief operating officer

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a newly-created role, the Anglican Communion Office in London has appointed a chief operating officer, David White –  a senior manager with a wealth of experience leading U.K. and international charities. The new role includes executive support to Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon, primary responsibility for the management and administration of […]

Interfaith gathering rededicates St. Saviour’s Church in northern Israel

[Diocese of Jerusalem] Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Suheil Dawani on Feb. 21 re-dedicated St. Saviour’s Church in the northern Israel town of Acre. His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Greek Patriarch; the Rt. Rev. Musa Haj, bishop of the Maronite Church in the Holy Land; Samir Asie, imam of Al-Jazzar Mosque, and representatives from the Muslim, […]

Modern theological education mustn’t lose sight of final goal, warns Canada primate

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that as Anglican educators, bishops and clergy debate how theological education should be adapted to meet the needs of the 21st century church, they should not lose sight of the fact that the final goal is to produce ministers with […]

Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe. Delegations from the Anglican Communion and the Mothers’ Union will be attending the 61st session of the UN Commission […]

Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya on last leg of African whistlestop tour

[Anglican Communion News Service]  The Archbishop of Canterbury has spent the day in Kenya as he concludes his visit to a number of countries in the region. He met the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya,  Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, who was elected last year as well as provincial staff. He also met the […]

Archbishop of Canterbury kicks off African tour

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been visiting Burundi and Rwanda over the weekend as part of a week-long visit to Africa. His first stop was Burundi, to pray with the new primate. Archbishop Justin Welby and his wife were greeted on their arrival at Bujumbura International Airport by all the bishops […]

London churches plant trees to make neighborhoods more ‘bee friendly’

[Anglican Communion News Service] A tree-planting program for London’s churches supported by the mayor of London is aiming to make neighborhoods greener and more attractive for bees. The tree plantings will also offer an opportunity for churches to organize events and ceremonies that involve members of other faiths in their parishes to celebrate and help to […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and York issue letter after Synod vote

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on marriage and same-sex relationships. “First, we want to be clear about some underlying […]