Zimbabwe bishop celebrates growth in Harare diocese

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Harare is celebrating peace and growth in his diocese two-and-a-half years after Anglicans in Zimbabwe won back their churches. In a recent update to supporters around the world, Bishop Chad Gandiya said that hard work and generosity of parishioners the diocese is going from strength to strength. “The diocese has […]

Church Army Africa aims to bring healing, hope to communities

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church Army Africa, a community of evangelists in Africa, has embarked on an ambitious program to “positively transform society” by setting up 1,500 Anglican churches by 2015. The organization’s general secretary, the Rev. Capt. Richard Mayabi, told ACNS that they plan to achieve the goal through a program called Heal Africa. […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Day sermon

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin has said in his Easter sermon that “the announcement that Jesus is alive changes everything. . . It gives us hope where we were in despair, faith where we were lost, light where we were in darkness, joy where we were entirely in sorrow.” Jeremiah 31: 1-6, Acts 10: 34-43, John […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s ecumenical Easter letter

[Lambeth Palace press release] “I pray that our Christian hope and the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will heal relationships between individuals, communities and nations,” Archbishop Justin Welby says in his Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world. The full text of the letter is published below: “Looking […]

Procession of witness marks 20 years of South Africa’s democracy

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) held a “procession of witness” to mark the 20th anniversary of the birth of South Africa’s democracy and also express concerns over current issues affecting the country. The procession, which is being supported by both Muslim and Jewish leaders, was held on Holy Saturday, […]

Ecumenism must involve dialogue and social action, says Welby

[Anglican Journal] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has underscored the value of continuing ecumenical dialogue at a “passionate theological level” while at the same time having “a closer relationship of action” that addresses the needs of the world in such areas as poverty and social justice. Ecumenism must be “something that is our burning desire,” […]

Canada: Welby explains gays and violence in Africa remarks

[Anglican Journal] After a 12-hour day of back-to-back engagements, a jet-lagged Justin Welby, the 105th archbishop of Canterbury, sat down for a 15-minute interview with the Anglican Journal late Tuesday evening, April 8. Welby and his wife, Caroline, arrived in Toronto Monday afternoon for a one and a half day “personal, pastoral visit,” his first, […]

Welbys visit Canadian offices

[Anglican Church of Canada] The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto was abuzz with excitement as staff welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, for a brief stop in a tightly scheduled visit to Canada from April 7 to 9. Following a morning worship service and a meeting […]

Sudan: Anglican bishop follows his fleeing flock across Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in Sudan has bemoaned the worsening war situation in his country. He said the continuing air bombardment on civilians and lack of humanitarian aid has increased the immigration of people from his diocese to neighboring countries. Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of the Diocese of Kadugli said this in a […]

Saldanha Bay bishop makes good strides on 800km pilgrimage

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Raphael Hess, of Southern Africa’s Saldanha Bay diocese is making good strides on his 800km pilgrimage from one end of the diocese to the other. The journey, which he is undertaking during Lent, touches each of the six Archdeaconries that make up the diocese. The Bishop has been sleeping in […]