Brazilian primate endorses UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of Brazil has welcomed the United Nations’ new programme of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has called on churches in the Province to adopt them so that they can “help to shape our communities into agents of transformation.” In a letter to the province, the Most Revd Francisco de Assis […]

Archbishop of Canterbury XI to take on the Vatican – at cricket

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Church of England XI will take on a team of cricketers representing the Vatican later this month in a repeat of last year’s historic first encounter in Canterbury. The St Peter’s Cricket Team batted first in last year’s match at Kent County Cricket Club’s Spitfire Ground in Canterbury; and scored 106 […]

Archbishop of Jerusalem takes part in ancient Armenian Muron service

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Jerusalem, the Most Revd Suheil Dawani, has taken part in a “sacred and mysterious” chrism service at the Armenian Orthodox Etchmiadzin Cathedral in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia, at the invitation of the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian. The blessing and consecration of the Holy Muron […]

New Scottish Episcopal Institute dedicated for ministry formation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The new Scottish Episcopal Institute has been dedicated by the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church with a challenge that the contexts of ministry that people are being called to will “become ever more complex and demanding.” The Scottish Episcopal Institute (SEI) is tasked with the formation of those preparing for a […]

Canadian church’s ‘red tape challenge’ raises funds for Syrian refugees

[Anglican Journal] A London, Ontario church is raising money for Syrian refugees at lightning speed — thanks, at least partly, to a very Canadian household material. As of Sept. 21, St. Aidan’s Anglican Church had raised roughly $35,000 for refugee sponsorship after 15 days of its “Red Tape Challenge.” The appeal asks participants, after making […]

Communiqué: International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue September 2015 Communiqué Buffalo, New York, United States of America In the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met in Buffalo, New York, from 19 to 25 September 2015. The Commission is deeply […]

Canada: Same-sex marriage ‘theologically possible,’ says commission

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada may want to look at same-sex marriages as partaking “in the same covenant” as heterosexual unions, but “on somewhat different terms,” and possibly involving alternate liturgies, recommends the report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon, released Sept. 22. Just as the New Testament describes the Gentiles in […]

Archbishop launches monastic-inspired community for young Christians

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin Welby commissioned the first members of the Community of St. Anselm in a special service at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 18. Thirty-six young men and women from across the U.K. and around the world became the first members of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new monastic-inspired community at Lambeth Palace. The Community […]

Communion urged to join movement for implementation of SDGs

[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Alliance is encouraging the provinces of the Anglican Communion to join in the call for the ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all countries, for all people. World leaders will meet Sept. 25-27 in New York to adopt the SDGs to replace the Millennium Development Goals which expire […]

Melanesian brother murdered in Papua New Guinea

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Melanesia has announced that a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands) in Popondetta, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, has been murdered. Br. Tolbon Diwaero was killed late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning (Sept. 15-16) by unidentified persons on his way back to Domara Household, the […]