Archives for July 2017

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of worshippers joined distinguished guests from around the world in All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum on July 30 as Sudan was inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion. Full article. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s sermon.

Inquiries continue after Church of England vicar found dead in rectory

[Anglican Communion News Service] A vicar in the Church of England’s diocese of Guildford is believed to have killed himself after being suspended pending a police investigation. The diocese gave no details of the allegations against the Rev. Martyn Neale, rector of Hawley and Vicar of Minley, but confirmed that he “had been suspended last […]

Lutheran bishop receives Japanese peace prize for Holy Land interreligious work

[The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land] In a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, among his professional peers, longtime friends, and his wife, the Right Rev. Munib Younan received the Niwano Peace Prize on July 27 for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide. Younan is the […]

Anglicans in South Sudan enthrone first archbishop of internal provinces

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in South Sudan and Sudan has enthroned its first archbishop for one of its eight internal provinces created in Nov 2013. Full article.

Canadian primate praises Lutherans for interfaith relations work

[Anglican Journal] In an address to the 16th  Biennial Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada held in early July in Winnipeg, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, celebrated the full-communion relationship between the two churches, and praised the Lutheran Church for providing leadership on interfaith relations. Full article.

Young women spend months living monastic life with Canadian nuns

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 10 months after a group of young women began living with members of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto, Candada the inaugural Companions on the Way program is drawing to a close. The sisters officially commissioned five companions in September 2016, though three were unable to stay […]

Anglican primate joins Christian leaders in Jerusalem in calling for calm at holy site

[Episcopal News Service] Leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Anglican primate, have called for peace and reconciliation amid tensions at a shared holy site in the city, as the Israel government backs down from a standoff over stricter security measures there. Archbishop Suheil Dawani, primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and […]

New bishop of Llandaff Diocese enthroned in Wales

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 500 people packed into Llandaff Cathedral in Wales at the weekend to welcome their new bishop at her enthronement service. Bishop June Osborne, the 72nd bishop of Llandaff, spoke of her passion for pastoral ministry within a local context, as she delivered the sermon in one of her first duties […]

Cambridge Dean to lead USPG

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. Duncan Dormor, dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, has been appointed as the next CEO (General Secretary) of USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). He succeeds Janette O’Neill, who retires after six years in post, taking the helm of a mission agency that has played a transforming role in […]

Jewish, Muslim and Christian students learn interfaith peace building

[Anglican Communion News Service] Students attending a three week course at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute near Geneva have learned about communication and peace building, with the hope of serving as peacemakers in their own contexts.  Young Jewish, Muslim and Christian students attended a workshop led by Marianne Ejdersten, director of Communication at the World Council of […]