‘Get serious’ about climate change, Anglican Church in Australia tells government

[Anglican Communion News Service] The federal government should act with a “deepened sense of urgency” over its commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, according to a motion passed by the Anglican Church’s General Synod last week. The motion also called for the Church to “get its own house in order by actively seeking to reduce […]

Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian theologians meet in South Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Theologians from the Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian traditions gathered in the South African city of Durban last week for the third International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD). Their focus was to seek ways to grow closer in unity and mission around the world. Full article.

South Africa is sitting ‘on a powder keg’ of poverty, bishop says

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Johannesburg Steve Moreo has warned that the high levels of poverty in South Africa pose a great danger to the country. “This country is sitting on a powder keg of hopelessness,” he said, citing the figures recently released by Stats SA that showed that the number of poverty stricken people […]

Christchurch diocesan synod has voted to reinstate ChristChurch Cathedral in the Square

[Anglican Taonga] The New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch’s synod has voted to reinstate ChristChurch Cathedral in the Square rather than replace or give away the historic building. Bishop Victoria Matthews expressed delight Sept. 9 that the synod came to a clear decision. “Where there could have been rancour and name-calling, instead there was deep respect,” […]

Anglican Communion Office directors update Standing Committee on range of work

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mission; women and gender issues; ecumenical dialogues and the work of the Anglican Alliance topped the agenda earlier this week as the Anglican Consultative Council Standing Committee gathered in London. Read the entire story here.

Group to examine possible changes to Anglican Consultative Council

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new group is being set up to look at broadening the composition of the Anglican Consultative Council – and to re-examine the financial contributions made by provinces. The ACC Standing Committee, which is establishing the group, said it would comprise primates, bishops, clergy and laity. The aim would be to […]

New archbishop of Wales elected

[Anglican Communion News Service] John Davies, who has served as the bishop of Swansea and Brecon for the past nine years, has been chosen as the 13th Archbishop of Wales. He succeeds Barry Morgan who retired in January after 14 years as the leader of the Church in Wales. Read the entire article here.

Anglican Communion secretary general: ACNA isn’t a province

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, has stressed that the Anglican Church of North America is not a province of the Anglican Communion. Speaking to ACNS as he delivered his report to the Standing Committee, Idowu-Fearon said he wanted to correct any suggestion that ANCA was the 39th province of […]

Bishop of Polynesia addresses festivalgoers in England on climate change

[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Winston Halapua of Polynesia has taken his concerns about climate justice and his moana theology message to a new stage – to the immaculate grounds of a stately hall in the English midlands. He’d been invited by the United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) to be their keynote speaker at the […]

New primate elected in Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop James Wong of the Seychelles has been elected as the new archbishop and primate of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean. He succeeds Archbishop Ian Ernest who served for 11 years. The election took place on Aug. 26 at the Provincial Synod in Mauritius. Archbishop James has […]