Anglican bishop expresses horror at ISIS killing of Ethiopian Christians

[Diocese of Sydney] The Anglican bishop for Ethiopia has hailed as martyrs 28 Ethiopian Christians shot or beheaded in Libya by members of the terrorist group known as ISIS or ISIL. “I have just learned the horrifying news that as many as twenty-eight Ethiopian Christians have been shot or beheaded in Libya by members of […]

Canadian Anglicans called to 22 days of reconciliation

[Anglican Journal] Anglicans across Canada are being called to demonstrate in the 22 days following the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that this ending is only the beginning of healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark […]

Church in Wales urges government to address poverty

[Church in Wales] The Church in Wales is calling on the Welsh government to minimize the impact of poverty, austerity and recession on people in Wales. It says it is seeing families and communities facing increasingly uncertain futures as services and projects shut down, people lose their jobs and harsh policies erode their dignity and […]

Canada: Church leaders sign climate change declaration

[Anglican Journal] On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about how churches can practice better environmental stewardship and to sign an ecumenical declaration committing their churches to creating a “climate of hope” in the face of worsening climate change. Rooting itself […]

Southern African primate warns against xenophobic violence

[Office of the Anglican Archbishop Of Cape Town] Warning against “the specter of revenge attacks” from African migrants living in South Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has added his voice to calls for an end to the current outbreak of xenophobic violence. “Foreigners are God’s people too and deserve the dignity and protection […]

Anglican Church of Canada reaffirms resolve to fight anti-Semitism

[Anglican Church of Canada] The re-release of a document exploring the context of the Holocaust is the latest step taken by the Anglican Church of Canada to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue and continue the struggle against anti-Semitism in all its forms. Commended in 1989 by the church’s National Executive Council — the precursor to the Council […]

In Egypt, CARAVAN art exhibition opens as a path to grassroots peace

[Diocese of Egypt] So much is wrong with the Arab world today, it can obscure all that is right. At the heart of both are interfaith relations, and the CARAVAN art exhibition showcases the good while addressing the bad. International in scope, its contributions stretch across continents, touching the famous and simple alike. “We know […]

Anglican UN delegation urges bold steps to gender equality

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion delegation to a recent U.N. meeting has lifted up the full inclusion of women at all levels of decision-making and leadership in the church as an issue for action. In a statement from the 59th Session of the UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW59), the all-woman […]

Anglican bishops commit to new climate justice agenda

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network] A group of 17 Anglican bishops from all six continents has called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis.” Their declaration The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion. The […]

English king’s remains reburied after 530 years

Week-long pageantry in Leicester draws to close with liturgy and firework

[Episcopal News Service] History buffs from all over the world joined royal, civil and ecclesiastical representatives in Leicester, England, on a rainy March 26 for the reburial of a king whose bones were found in 2012 under a parking lot. Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, died aged 32 on Aug. 22, 1485 […]