Episcopal Relief & Development reaffirms support for Gaza hospital

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development reaffirms its support for Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, as it responds to critical humanitarian needs during the current conflict. The organization’s support has enabled Al-Ahli Hospital to procure fuel to run its generators, which are crucial during […]

2 Episcopal priests among Diocese of El Salvador bishop nominees

[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican Diocese of El Salvador recently named five priests, including two in the Episcopal Church, as candidates to be its next bishop. The five nominees are: The Rev. Ricardo Bernal, Diocese of El Salvador; The Rev. Juan David Alvarado, Diocese of El Salvador; The Rev. Juan Antonio Méndez, Diocese of El […]

West Africa archbishop urges Anglicans to pray for Ebola crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, primate and metropolitan of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) and bishop of Kumasi in Ghana, has called on Christians around the world to dedicate one Sunday as a day of prayer for the deadly Ebola disease that has struck the west African […]

Renewed support for relief efforts in Syria

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches’ (FMEEC) relief efforts in Syria. FMEEC aims to reach 500 families in towns west of Homs – the epicenter of Syria’s civil war – including Mashta el Helu, Kafroun, Wadi Nasara, and Tartous. […]

Responding ecumenically to crisis in Iraq

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is responding ecumenically to the current crisis in Iraq through the ACT Alliance, in support of Christian Aid UK’s relief activities. ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organizations active in over 140 countries.  In an update, the organization noted that implementing member […]

Turning from fear to prayer: Archbishop of Canterbury in Auckland

Photos of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand, are available here. [Anglican Taonga] More than 400 Kiwi Anglicans crammed into Auckland’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre last evening to see and hear The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, during his racing stopover in New Zealand. Archbishop Welby, who is […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and Australia issue joint statement on Iraq

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of Australia Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday. The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St. Paul’s Cathedral before the inauguration of Archbishop Philip Freier as the Anglican Primate of Australia. Archbishop […]

Archbishop of Canterbury interviewed about Iraq crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about the Iraq crisis. During the interview, the archbishop said there is “a sense of near despair at the fact that we’ve got to this point, and a longing to be able to do something because that’s always our instinct”. He […]

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox prepare for theological breakthrough

[Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox churches are to confirm an agreement on their understanding of Christ’s Incarnation. The co-chairs and co-secretaries of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission who met near Beirut, Lebanon last week reviewed responses to the 2002 Agreed Statement on Christology, which had been sent to […]

Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: ‘Child I baptized cut in half by ISIS’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad’s Anglican church was cut in half during an attack by the Islamic State1 on the Christian town of Qaraqosh. In an interview Aug. 8, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the […]