Interfaith gathering rededicates St. Saviour’s Church in northern Israel

[Diocese of Jerusalem] Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Suheil Dawani on Feb. 21 re-dedicated St. Saviour’s Church in the northern Israel town of Acre. His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Greek Patriarch; the Rt. Rev. Musa Haj, bishop of the Maronite Church in the Holy Land; Samir Asie, imam of Al-Jazzar Mosque, and representatives from the Muslim, […]

Modern theological education mustn’t lose sight of final goal, warns Canada primate

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that as Anglican educators, bishops and clergy debate how theological education should be adapted to meet the needs of the 21st century church, they should not lose sight of the fact that the final goal is to produce ministers with […]

Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe. Delegations from the Anglican Communion and the Mothers’ Union will be attending the 61st session of the UN Commission […]

Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya on last leg of African whistlestop tour

[Anglican Communion News Service]  The Archbishop of Canterbury has spent the day in Kenya as he concludes his visit to a number of countries in the region. He met the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya,  Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, who was elected last year as well as provincial staff. He also met the […]

Archbishop of Canterbury kicks off African tour

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been visiting Burundi and Rwanda over the weekend as part of a week-long visit to Africa. His first stop was Burundi, to pray with the new primate. Archbishop Justin Welby and his wife were greeted on their arrival at Bujumbura International Airport by all the bishops […]

London churches plant trees to make neighborhoods more ‘bee friendly’

[Anglican Communion News Service] A tree-planting program for London’s churches supported by the mayor of London is aiming to make neighborhoods greener and more attractive for bees. The tree plantings will also offer an opportunity for churches to organize events and ceremonies that involve members of other faiths in their parishes to celebrate and help to […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and York issue letter after Synod vote

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on marriage and same-sex relationships. “First, we want to be clear about some underlying […]

No easy solution to same-sex marriage issue, secretary general tells Synod

[Anglican Communion News Service] Resolving issues around human sexuality within the Anglican Communion is like threading a needle – and there is no one solution in sight at present, the secretary general of the Communion has told the Church of England Synod. Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon said the disagreements and struggles facing the Church of England […]

Archbishop of Canterbury issues statement on Synod vote on marriage, sexuality report

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued the following statement Feb. 15 after the General Synod’s vote “not to take note” of a report by the House of Bishops on marriage and same-sex relationships: No person is a problem, or an issue. People are made in the image of God. All of us, […]

Church of England’s report on marriage, sexuality suffers setback at Synod

[Anglican Communion News Service] A report from the Church of England‘s House of Bishops about marriage and same-sex relationships has received a significant setback in a vote at the General Synod in London. It is an embarrassing symbolic rejection of the bishops’ report which had stated that there should be no change in the church’s […]