Queen Elizabeth speaks on Christian unity and Primates Meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s Primates Meeting. Earlier, during a sermon at a Eucharist in Westminster Abbey attended by the Queen and other […]

Archbishop Welby speaks of heartbreak following Paris attacks

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of the “utterly heart-breaking” attacks in Paris earlier this month, during an interview for the BBC television worship program Songs of Praise. “My wife and I lived in Paris for five years and it was one of the happiest places we have lived; and […]

Church of England launches online prayer drive

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England has launched an online campaign to encourage a renewal of prayer life in the nation; but the organizers could not have expected that the launch of its new website would have received quite as much publicity as it has – thanks to a decision by the UK’s […]

Church of Sweden, Episcopal Church celebrate partnership and common mission

[Episcopal News Service] The longstanding partnership between The Episcopal Church and the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden was formally celebrated during a Eucharist service at Uppsala Cathedral on Nov. 18 at the close of the church’s General Synod. Former Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined the celebration, during which Church of Sweden Archbishop Antje […]

Europe: Convocation hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue

[Episcopal News Service] A few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on Nov. 17 for an evening of discussions about peacemaking efforts and the role of religion in education, promoting dialogue and bringing an end to violence around the world. The event was […]

Anglican leaders continue to reflect on Paris terror attacks

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church services and vigils have been held throughout the world in response to the terror attacks on Nov. 13 in Paris which killed at least 129 people. As they were taking place, Anglican leaders continued to reflect on the atrocities. “The sorrow in Paris is heart-breaking and the evil of those […]

Brazilian Church responds to floods, notes climate change impact

[Anglican Alliance] The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (IEAB) is assisting families who have lost their homes following torrential rain and flooding in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, the Anglican Alliance has learned. The dioceses of Pelotas, Southern Brazil and South Western Brazil are providing food, clothing and shelter in Porto Alegre, […]

Communiqué of the International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue

[Anglican Communion Office] The International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD) between the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Anglican Communion met for its historic inaugural meeting in Kochi, in the State of Kerala, India, 26 to 31 October 2015. The Co-Chairs are The Revd Elizabeth Welch (Reformed) and The Most Revd David Chillingworth (Anglican). This […]

Christians invited to celebrate Advent with a camera phone

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans worldwide and all Christians are being invited to observe Advent in a fun and prayerful way through a global online Advent Calendar called AdventWord. The season of Advent, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24, is when Christians observe a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the […]

Archbishop Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew receive agreed theological statement on personhood

[Lambeth Palace] An agreed statement between Anglican and Orthodox churches on the theology of the human person was presented to the leaders of both families of churches at Westminster Abbey, London, on Nov. 3. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, received a copy of In the Image and Likeness […]