Archives for March 2017

Anglican appeal launched for cyclone victims in Australia

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid has launched an appeal for the victims of Cyclone Debbie in North Queensland, Australia. One of the most powerful cyclones ever to hit Queensland devastated a large swathe of the coastline on March 28 and caused further damage as it moved inland. Local residents, churches and […]

Filipino group urges Canada to hold mining companies accountable

[Anglican Journal] A delegation from the Philippines that includes an Anglican bishop wants the government to appoint an ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas and to support formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front. “We want the Canadian people to hear our story and we want that foreign corporations operating […]

Anglican women pledge to ‘change the world’ after UN conference on economic empowerment

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican delegates attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York have returned home pledging to “change the world” after what they described as a life-changing time at the UN. The group, drawn from more than 20 countries, said UNCSW61 –which focused on women’s economic empowerment – […]

Anglicans in South India recommit to gender equality in society

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India leadership has stated in unequivocal terms that it is committed to gender equity in society. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the two-day orientation to representatives from the different CSI dioceses covering the five southern states in India, the Rev. Thomas K. Oomen, the CSO […]

Canadian church partners with Habitat for Humanity to bring drinking water to First Nations households

[Anglican Journal] Ten more homes in the First Nations community of Pikangikum in Northern Ontario will have clean drinking water by the end of 2017 as a result of a joint effort by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba and grassroots Anglican group Pimatsiwin Nipi. Full article.  

Spanish, Portuguese clergy come together for Lenten retreat in Spain

[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of Anglican clergy working in the Lusitanian Church of Portugal and the Episcopal Church of Spain held a Lenten retreat in the Spanish city of Salamanca. Full article.

Theologian defends universities against charges they are seedbeds of “political correctness”

[Anglican Communion News Service] Higton, a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, has presented the fourth Dr. Rowan Williams Annual CUAC Lecture, sponsored by Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion. It was given at Trinity College, Toronto, earlier in March. In a lecture exploring how universities can be “good” – […]

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks in House of Lords about London attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] Speaking in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords, about the attack in Westminster on Wednesday, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to victims and first responders, speaking of the “deep values” in British society. An attacker drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed […]

International Anglican students gather in Philippines

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than forty students from Japan, Korea and the Philippines have taken part in an international learning program at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City in the Philippines organized by CUAC – the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, a world-wide network of Anglican colleges and universities. Full article.

Primate of Anglican Church of Canada leads tributes to former archbishop of Toronto

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has described the former Archbishop of Toronto,Terence Edward Finlay, who has died at the age of 79, as “one of the Canadian Church’s most widely and highly respected leaders.” Full article.