Church of England investment arm wins international awards

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Commissioners – the statutory investment body responsible for historic assets of the Church of England – has won three major prizes at the Investment & Pensions Europe Awards for its ethical and responsible investment work. The awards – for Climate Related Risk Management; Environment, Social and Governance; and Real Estate […]

Theology college members killed in road accident in Nigeria

[Anglican Communion News Service] Three members of an Anglican theological college in Nigeria were killed and others have been critically injured after “a ghastly motor accident,” the Anglican Church of Nigeria has reported. They were members of the community of St Francis College of Theology in Wusasa, in Kaduna state; and were traveling in the college […]

Historic gathering of the Portuguese speaking dioceses of Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people from three Portuguese speaking dioceses in Mozambique and Angola have this week taken part in a historic first joint meeting. The two countries are both Portuguese-speaking, but as they are separated by more than 1,200 miles, contacts between them have been few up to now. But now young people […]

Burundian Anglicans campaign for ‘society without gender-based violence’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Burundi Martin Nyaboho has taken part in a Mothers’ Union-organized campaign against gender violence. The archbishop joined hundreds of men and women in a procession and rally as part of the Anglican Church of Burundi’s contribution to the international 16 Days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence. Full article.

Church supports First Nation Canadians in battle against new oil and gas pipe

[Anglican Communion News Service] A major new oil and gas pipeline through the British Columbia region of Canada has received government backing despite protests from indigenous peoples groups. The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation described this week’s decision as “the beginning of a long battle” to stop the project. Last month, the Anglican Church of Canada’s Council […]

Anglicans worldwide raise awareness on World AIDS Day 2016

[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans across the Communion are marking World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2016 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and help end the epidemic. Joining this year’s UNAIDS #HIVprevention campaign, Anglicans have held events and church services, released videos and shared photos to bring attention to the need for further action to reach targets […]

Church of Pakistan reflects on Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s coordinating officer, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, said that […]

Europe’s faith leaders discuss migration, integration and values

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Bishop in Europe, Robert Innes, joined an interfaith delegation at the European Union’s (EU) annual “high-level meeting” of religious leaders from across Europe. The meeting was hosted by the European Commission – the EU’s politicized civil service – to discuss “migration, integration and European values.” The commission’s […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s ‘deep concern’ over South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of his “deep concern” over the situation in South Sudan, after a meeting with a delegation of the country’s church leaders. The ecumenical delegation from the South Sudan Council of Churches called on Welby at Lambeth Palace last week, a month after their visit with […]

Uruguay: Bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Uruguay has delivered a critical presidential address to his diocesan synod, in which he said that parishes had failed to engage with “the basics” of mission and evangelism. Bishop Michele Pollesel used the example of a new priest who received complaints that he had used the same sermon […]