Anglican leaders identify needs for Companion Link relationships

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mission-centered relationship and openness about the challenges faced in both the global north and global south of the Anglican Communion were the key needs identified in the Companion Link consultation involving 25 Anglican/Episcopalian leaders from 11 dioceses in Canada, Ghana, South Sudan and Tanzania that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, […]

Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension

[Anglican Alliance] Recent political tensions in Burundi have increased uncertainty and fear of violence, leading to displacement in the country, with more than 100,000 people reported to have fled in recent days. The Church in Burundi is calling for prayers for peace, while it also responds to the needs of vulnerable people. After several weeks of political […]

Anglican mission calls for recognition of seafarers’ role in migrant rescue

[The Mission to Seafarers press release] The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have issued a joint press release calling on EU governments to recognize the key role of seafarers in the rescue of migrants at sea. They have sent a […]

Anglicans continue emergency assistance following second Nepal quake

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican agencies have renewed appeals for support after a second earthquake hit Nepal causing further death and destruction, the Anglican Alliance reports. The 7.3 magnitude quake struck around 12.30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 12, killing at least 82 people, including 17 in neighboring India and one in Chinese Tibet. […]

Yemen: Situation in Aden ‘terrible,’ says Anglican bishop

[The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf] The Rt. Rev. Michael Lewis, bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf (The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East), has said that the situation in Aden, Yemen, remains very difficult but that staff of the clinic associated with Christ Church were safe despite property damage due […]

Companion Link partnerships energize Anglican diocesan mission

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five Anglican Communion companion dioceses on four continents agreed at a recent meeting in Jerusalem to expand collaboration in their ongoing partnership journey, with a focus on clergy training and communication. Bishops and clergy from the dioceses of Kiteto (Anglican Church of Tanzania), Leicester (The Church of England), Mount Kilimanjaro (Anglican […]

Homeless Jesus sculpture unveiled at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral

[Church of Ireland] A striking seven foot wide Homeless Jesus sculpture outside Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral has been dedicated and blessed by the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Dublin, the Most Rev. Michael Jackson and the Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin. The sculpture has been presented to the people of Dublin by an […]

Japanese Anglicans oppose new US military base in Okinawa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans are among the supporters of a statement from the Okinawa Christian Council Committee opposing the construction of a new United States military base in Henoko within the Japanese island prefecture of Okinawa. Eighty percent of Okinawans were against the construction of the base and people opposing the new base “have […]

Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Villa Palazzola

[Anglican Communion Office] The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) is the official body appointed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion to engage in theological dialogue in order that they may come into visible unity and full ecclesial communion. It held the fifth meeting of its current phase (ARCIC III) in an atmosphere […]

Nepali Anglicans among those killed in earthquake

[Anglican Diocese of Sydney] It’s been revealed hundreds of Christians died or were injured as the Nepal earthquake hit their churches, including an Anglican minister and 17 of his parishioners. In Nepal, Sunday is a work day so Christians normally attend church on their day off, which is Saturday. So many were in church when […]