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 […]

Inside the exiled South Sudanese diocese of Kajo-Keji

[Anglican Communion News Service] The third bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji, Emmanuel Murye Modi, was consecrated and installed on Jan. 151. On Jan. 20, the area was hit by the country’s brutal civil war. By the end of January, Kajo-Keji was all-but evacuated, with some 98 percent of the population fleeing to Uganda. The Diocese […]

Anglicans join global wave of solidarity after Palm Sunday Coptic bombings

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders around the world have added their voices to the global wave of solidarity that followed the deadly Palm Sunday attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt. The terror group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks, which left at least 44 people dead and many more injured. The secretary general of the […]

Burundian Anglicans march against gender-based violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho led a delegation from the Anglican Church of Burundi in a public march of several hundred people last month, in a public demonstration against gender-based violence. Archbishop Martin was joined on the march by the Bishop of Rumonge Pedaculi Birakengana and members of both provincial and diocesan staff […]

Decision edges closer on future of Christchurch Cathedral

[Anglican Communion News Service] The property division of the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has defended itself over allegations that it has dragged its feet over the future of the iconic cathedral, which was all but destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. The Church Property Trustees, which has responsibility for 280 church and commercial properties on behalf […]

Archbishops launch review of English cathedrals’ governance

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishops of Canterbury and York have set up a working group to examine the governance of the Church of England’s cathedrals. The group has been established at a time when a number of English cathedrals are facing financial and other difficulties. One of its tasks will be to advise the Archbishops’ […]