Archives for October 2017

Asian Christians celebrate diamond jubilee of first regional ecumenical group

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 6,000 people attended the diamond jubilee ceremony of the world’s oldest regional ecumenical organization, the Christian Conference of Asia, yesterday (Sunday). The event, at the Franc Auditorium of the Baptist Church in Yangon, Myanmar, took place during the CCA’s Asian mission conference. The CCA brings together a large number of […]

Churches urged to set aside day for beach clean-up

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world are being encouraged to take part in a coordinated beach clean-up project in September 2018. The third Saturday in September is recognized by the conservation community as International Coastal Clean-up Day. The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is joining forces with the Christian […]

God’s church for God’s world: 2020 Lambeth Conference takes shape

[Anglican Communion News Service] The group tasked with designing the next Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops has been meeting this week to continue their preparations. The Lambeth Conference is one of the Anglican Communion’s four instruments of unity, and brings together bishops from across the world, usually once every 10 years. This week, the Lambeth 2020 […]

Church called to be ‘reconciled reconcilers at launch of international peacemakers movement

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians should be “reconciled reconcilers,” the Archbishop of Canterbury said this week as he launched the Reconciling Leaders Network (RLN) – a new international movement of peacemakers. The RLN will train “the next generation of leaders to be reconcilers within their churches, communities and nations,” Lambeth palace said. Read the entire article […]

More than 600 church leaders gather to discuss ‘mission in an Asian context’

[Anglican Communion News Service] For the first time in 23 years, Christians from around Asia are gathering to reflect on mission in an Asian context. The fourth Asian Mission Conference – the first since the 1994 conference in Seoul, South Korea – got underway today in Yangon, Myanmar. More than 600 people are expected to take […]

Christchurch City Council consults on $10 million cathedral contribution

[Anglican Communion News Service] The local governing authority for the  New Zealand City of Christchurch has launched a consultation on how to fund its $10 million NZD (about £5.36 million GBP) share of the rebuild costs for the city’s cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral was severely damaged in an earthquake in 2011. Diocesan plans to replace the cathedral […]

Cathedral to display ‘the most dangerous book in Tudor England’

[Anglican Communion News Service] St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is set to display one of only three-known surviving copies of “the most dangerous book in Tudor England” as part of an event to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1536, William Tyndale was executed for his work in translating the New Testament into […]

Feeding of the thousands, as Church of South India celebrates its platinum jubilee

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Madras hosted a fellowship lunch for several thousand people in September as the Church of South India (CSI) celebrated the 70th anniversary of its formation. CSI was formed Sept. 27, 1947, when the Church of England in southern India and the Methodist Church in South India joined the Congregational, […]

Irish Roman Catholic primate preaches at Anglican Reformation service

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Roman Catholic primate of all Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, delivered a homily in Armagh’s Anglican Cathedral at a special choral evensong to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In the presence of the Anglican primate, Archbishop Richard Clarke, Martin spoke about three ways of reconciling the Reformation by emphasizing “the […]

Day of prayer and fasting called as plague sweeps Madagascar

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Mothers’ Union in the Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean is calling for a day of prayer and fasting on Oct. 13, in response to an epidemic of plague which is sweeping the island of Madagascar. The provincial Mother’s Union president, Marie-Pierrette Bezara, has called on women to pray that “the […]