Canada: Montreal diocese launches Inuit ministry

[Anglican Journal] “What we are doing is what God foreplanned,” the Rev. Annie Ittoshat from Nunavik in northern Quebec said as she launched a new ministry to Montreal’s Inuit community Feb. 22. Ittoshat led her first service, mostly in Inuktitut, before a congregation of more than 30 Inuit and their family and friends, in St. […]

Young Christians invited to spend ‘a year in God’s time’

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has opened the application process for young Christians around the world to spend “a year in God’s time” at Lambeth Palace in London. Christians aged 20-35 have the opportunity to spend a year living together as a community inspired by the ancient monastic traditions of St. […]

Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s e-reader project goes live

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s e-reader project has gone live. The project was launched last year to promote electronic learning and academic dialogues throughout the province. It is the project’s intention eventually to give theological students across Africa easier access to online lectures and electronic libraries. With physical libraries […]

Bishops from Fiji to Alaska to meet in Cape Town on climate change

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa press release] Anglican bishops from some of the regions of the world most challenged by climate change – from Fiji to Argentina, and Namibia to Alaska – are to meet in Cape Town next week to work out strategies for achieving climate justice. A briefing from the Rev. Rachel Mash, […]

Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence

[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans gathered with other faith leaders in London to set recommendations for how faith communities can work collaboratively, together with governments and national and international stakeholders, to end sexual violence in conflict. The two day interfaith consultation was convened by the We Will Speak Out coalition and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (further […]

Church of England ordains, consecrates Lane as first female bishop

[Episcopal News Service] In a packed service at York Minster Jan. 26 attended by more than 100 bishops from the Church of England and women bishops from across the Anglican Communion, Libby Lane was ordained and consecrated as the first female bishop in the history of the Church of England. Lane became the eighth bishop […]

Kenneth Kearon consecrated bishop of Limerick and Killaloe

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Service of Consecration and Ordination of Kenneth Kearon as the new Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Jan. 24 on the Eve of the Conversion of St Paul. The preacher at the service, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, , said: “Life as a bishop […]

Church of England makes history with online pastor role

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Lichfield Diocese has broken new ground by advertising for a lay or ordained diocesan pastor to connect and support people online. According to Bishop of Stafford Geoff Annas, the Diocesan Online Pastor is “a brave new role” with a focus on enabling teenagers and young people to […]

Christmas celebrations canceled in Peshawar after school attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Peshawar has said that, following what he called “another unimaginable horror,” the Church of Pakistan has decided to cancel its Christmas celebrations. Peshawar Bishop Humphrey Peters spoke solemnly about the aftermath of the recent attack by the Taliban on a school that left 132 children and nine adults […]

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited Sierra Leone this week with a message of hope and solidarity for all those suffering amid the Ebola outbreak across West Africa. The archbishop preached at St George’s Cathedral in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown before visiting a church-run therapy clinic for children affected by Ebola. He also […]