Stand with Standing Rock: A call for prayer from Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate

[Anglican Church of Canada] Water is sacred and one of the four primal elements that sustain life on Mother Earth. We have not respected water and consequently many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks are polluted. It is an element on the verge of scarcity. We must protect water. There is a pipeline approved for construction […]

East African choirs unite to support regional peace

[Anglican Communion News Service] Cathedral choirs from around east Africa descended on Kigali, Rwanda, last week for a celebration of Christian music and to enhance “regional peace, integration and cooperation.” Kigali’s St. Etienne Cathedral was host to 10 cathedral choirs for the One Song festival, which took place in the cathedral and the nearby Petit […]

Anglicans called to pray after earthquakes in Italy, Myanmar

[Anglican Communion News Service] The chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong of Hong Kong, has called on Anglicans around the world to pray for the people of Italy and Myanmar after separate earthquakes struck the two communities Aug. 24. Official figures put the death toll in Italy at 247 – a figure […]

US-Ghana partnership to tackle child slavery

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Accra, in the Province of West Africa, has won the backing of the US government for its ambitious programme to tackle modern-day slavery and child trafficking. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, was in Accra last week for the launch of a five-year project that will […]

Violence in South Sudan: coordinating the global Anglican response

[Anglican Alliance] SUDRA, the relief and development arm of the province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSSS), is responding to the needs of displaced people in Juba and other areas thanks to the support of Anglican agencies and partners. The Anglican Alliance convened two conference calls on July 14 and Aug. 4, […]

Date set for Asia Bibi’s Supreme Court blasphemy appeal

[Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death after drinking water meant for her Muslim colleagues, will have her appeal heard by Pakistan’s Supreme Court in October. Bibi was accused of blasphemy after the incident and has been held in custody since June 2009. In November the following year she was […]

Archbishop of Wales to step down in January

[Anglican Communion News Service] The longest serving primate in the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, will retire at the end of January on his 70th birthday, it was announced Aug. 23. Morgan has served the Church in Wales as a bishop for 24 years, the last 14 of them as archbishop. Full article.

New Zealand: Archbishop Brown Turei to resign

[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Brown Turei has announced his intention to retire after more than 65 years in ordained ministry. He will resign as bishop of Tairawhiti at the end of this year, and as bishop of Aotearoa – leader of the Maori arm of the Anglican Church – from the end of March next year. Turei says […]

Burundi’s new archbishop installed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, was installed on Aug. 22 at a service in which legal formalities were mixed with celebration. Nyaboho was elected as the fourth primate of the province in June. He succeeds Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has retired after 11 […]

England: Church-sponsored play about a refugee in line for national awards

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Church-of-England sponsored play about the plight of a refugee stuck in France while trying to reach the U.K. has been nominated for two prestigious awards. Several million people have made their way to Europe in recent years fleeing persecution and conflict in their homelands. More than half of them come […]