Young radio reporters in Liberia to spread the word about Ebola

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programs to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. The Children’s Radio Foundation, led in the U.K. by Anglican priest the Rev. Charlotte Bannister-Parker, has worked hard to build up this network of youth reporters across 29 of […]

Archbishop Makgoba tackles South African government on corruption

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The “insidious cancer of corruption” is “the most egregious threat” to South Africa’s democracy today, Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has said in a public lecture. Delivering the Beyers Naude Memorial Lecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Oct. 27, Makgoba also criticized […]

16 Days of Activism – Anglican men speak out

[Anglican Communion News Service] “As men of faith, we can take responsibility to speak out and end violence against women and girls.” This is the core message of a short video just released in the run-up to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. The video features 10 men in different parts of the […]

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox agree on Christ’s incarnation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox Churches recently made history by signing an agreement on their mutual understanding of Christ’s incarnation. This was not just a minor point of theology, rather it was a subject that divided the Church following the Council of Chalcedon* in 451 AD, leaving the […]

Canada: Bishop calls for prayers following Parliament Hill shooting

[Anglican Journal] Diocese of Ottawa Bishop John H. Chapman has called for prayers following the shooting on Parliament Hill the morning of Oct. 22. “Like all Canadians, we are following today’s news from Parliament Hill with shock and trepidation,” he said in a statement issued this afternoon. Chapman noted that the shooting took place “just […]

Catholic bishops narrowly reject a wider welcome to gays, divorcees

[Religion News Service - Vatican City] Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church. While the various proposals received a majority of support from […]

‘Please pray for us,’ say Bermuda Anglicans facing hurricane

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Bermuda have called for urgent prayer support as the country steels itself for another battering at the hands of Mother Nature. Some 64,000 inhabitants of the North Atlantic Ocean island have been dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay which hit on Sunday morning. Winds of up to […]

Anglican Archbishop of Hong Kong comments on protests

[Anglican Communion News Service] The following is a statement from Archbishop Paul Kwong of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church of Hong Kong) on the Occupy protests. Many people have asked me about the present situation in Hong Kong, which has drawn the attention of people on the mainland and all over the […]

SA Anglicans challenged to find out why young people are leaving church

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has been challenged to conduct a study to find out exactly why young people are leaving the church and the extent to which it is affecting the different communities within the church. In a motion raised at the recent annual Provincial Standing Committee meeting […]

Primate calls for prayers as Canada joins Iraq mission

[Anglican Journal] As more Canadian troops prepare for deployment to Iraq to join the combat mission against the militant Sunni group known as the Islamic State (ISIS), Archbishop Fred Hiltz urged Anglicans to pray for the people of Syria and Iraq and for the members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. “Once again […]