Archives for April 2017

‘Public engagement’ is theme of conference of Brazilian theologians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five theologians from around Brazil participated in a theology conference this week under the theme “Anglican theology and public engagement.” The mission theology project exists to “raise up new ‘Doctors of the Church’ in the global South to write, network, publish and engage with theologians in the global North, to renew the […]

Indigenous language project shares stories of loss and resilience

[Anglican Communion News Service] The question of how indigenous families in Canada coped with language loss and worked to keep their languages alive is the focus of a new project spearheaded by the EagleSpeaker Community Connection Society in Calgary, Alberta. “Indigenous Language—Strengths and Struggles” seeks to create a “free, graphic novel-inspired educational multimedia resource” that […]

Mothers’ Union warns against a ‘weakening resolve’ in fight for women’s empowerment

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union has warned against a “weakening resolve” in the fight for women’s empowerment and called upon the UK to do more to promote gender equality, and end discrimination against women in the workplace. Following the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which focused on “Women’s Economic Empowerment […]

Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest in Canada

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev, Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest formerly in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, last month. The event was a “small but significant piece of history,” says Archdeacon Stephen Rowe, rector of the Anglican Parish of the Church […]

Women’s mentoring is focus of Thailand gathering

[Anglican Communion News Service] Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a consultation April 20-22 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was convened by the World Council of Churches Department on Ecumenical Theological Education and supported by the Foundation for […]

Task group developing deeper links and wider understanding

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Task Group set up by last year’s Primates’ gathering has been meeting in London this week with the emphasis on understanding diversity within the Anglican Communion – and recognizing the many areas of unity. Full article.

Missionaries complete 28-year project to publish Bible in Kurdish Sorani language

[Anglican Communion News Service] A team of Bible translators in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, working against the backdrop of civil unrest and religious persecution, has completed the first translation of the Bible into the Central Kurdish Sorani language. For the last eight years, Church Mission Society partners have worked alongside indigenous Kurds and other foreign nationals […]

Madagascar bishop visits parishes affected by cyclone

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Theophile Botomazava of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar has visited several parishes badly affected by cyclone Enawo. The cyclone made landfall in the northeast part of the island last month. About 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes because of the damage. Bishop Theophile has appealed for outside assistance. Full […]

Archbishop to lead flotilla to reclassification of England’s largest parish church

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of York John Sentamu will head towards England’s largest parish church on a lifeboat next month. He will be joined by a flotilla of boats from pleasure crafts to police launches for the reclassification of Holy Trinity Church in Hull as Hull Minster. Full article.

Crucified migrants sculpture highlights the plight of refugees

[Anglican Communion News Service] St Paul’s Cathedral in Bendigo, in the Australian state of Victoria, is displaying an artwork depicting crucified migrants in the run-up to Easter. The cathedral’s dean, John Roundhill, said that he hoped the exhibition would “challenge people at this Easter time to make a deep connection between events 2,000 years ago […]