Archives for 2017

British Columbia parishes grapple with summer wildfires’ aftermath

The following is the conclusion of a two-part story detailing the experience and aftermath of the B.C. summer wildfires from an Anglican perspective. You can read the first part here. [Anglican Church of Canada] Though the height of the summer wildfire season in British Columbia may have passed, the efforts of communities to rebuild in its […]

From Alaska to Zululand, Anglicans act ecumenically in the Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world have taken part in a wide variety of events to mark this year’s Season of Creation, an ecumenical focus on the environment that ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4. The Season of Creation was originally proposed by the Ecumenical Patriarch to run from the Orthodox Church’s World […]

Anglicans and other Christian leaders demand action on climate change

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five Anglican archbishops have joined other Christian leaders in calling for governments to implement the promises they made at the Paris Climate Change talks. Political leaders from 197 nations will gather in Bonn, Germany, in November for the next phase of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23); and the Christian leaders […]

U.K. Christians and Jews celebrate 75 years of interfaith relations

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, has used a speech to the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) to talk about how people encounter what he termed “the other.” Respect for the other was needed for people of distinct faiths to engage in encounters with one another, he said. And he argued […]

New primate and leadership team for Church of North India

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Jabalpur, Prem Singh, has been elected as the new moderator and Anglican primate of the united Church of North India. The church’s recent synod also elected a new deputy moderator: Bishop Probal Kanto Dutta of the Diocese of Durgapur. A new treasurer, Jayant Agarwal, was also elected. Alwan Masih […]

Anglicans reflect on summer’s devastating wildfires in British Columbia

[Anglican Church of Canada] This summer’s wildfire season was the worst-ever recorded in British Columbia’s history. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, hundreds of buildings were destroyed, and much of the province’s livestock was put at risk. As of Sept. 28, more than 100 wildfires were still burning across the province. Much of […]

Communiqué from the Council of the Church in East Asia bishop’s meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] From Oct. 11 to 16, twenty-eight Anglican archbishops and bishops of the Council of the Church in East Asia, including the Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, met in Yangon, Myanmar, with the theme “Living and Sharing Jesus-Shaped Life” from Colossians 2:6, hosted by the Rev. Stephen Than Myint Oo, archbishop […]

Church of England anti-slavery initiative wins government backing

[Anglican Communion News Service] The United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the Church of England’s new anti-slavery program. The Clewer Initiative was launched Oct. 17, at Lambeth Palace, the London home and headquarters of the archbishop of Canterbury. “Modern slavery is a barbaric crime which destroys the lives of some of […]

Former bishop of Chester implicated in abuse allegations

[Anglican Communion News Service] Cheshire Constabulary – the regional police force with responsibility for the area of the Church of England’s diocese of Chester – has published a report detailing abuse allegations against Bishop Hubert Whitsey, the former bishop of Chester. Bishop Whitsey died in 1987. Today, the police said that if he was still […]

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 […]