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 […]

Welby says sexuality decisions can mean African Christians suffer

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence and even death because of decisions on sexual equality made by Anglican Churches in the West. Welby, the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, made the comments in an hour-long phone-in program on LBC radio […]

‘Campaign responsibly,’ Malawi Anglican Church tells political parties

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Malawi has called on all political parties in that country to campaign responsibly and avoid violence before, during and after the election time. This follows the violence that erupted at a recent rally held by the Republican President Joyce Banda in Malawi’s Thyolo district where it was […]

Anglican Church of Tanzania mourns the passing of Bishop Mhogolo

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Tanzania is mourning the loss of Bishop Godfrey Mdimi Mhogolo of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. Mhogolo served his diocese since his consecration in 1989 with distinction and dedication. He died following a severe infection in his lungs in hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mhogolo was an […]

Japan: Cathedral, destroyed twice by bombs and earthquake, is reborn

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Japan’s Diocese of Tohoku this week celebrated the consecration and dedication of its new cathedral. Tohoku diocese’s Cathedral Church of Christ, in Sendai City, was destroyed twice – first in 1945 during an air raid and, after being rebuilt, was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquake/tsunami/nuclear fallout disaster. […]

Anglican book asks questions about Zionism, Christian Zionism

[Anglican Communion News Service] A book to help Anglicans everywhere to engage more deeply with and become more informed about the issues surrounding the situation in the Holy Land is now available. Land of Promise? An Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, with special reference to Christian Zionism was written by a group […]