Religious leaders of Africa commit to post-2015 development

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of faith leaders from across Africa recently met in Uganda’s capital for a three-day summit on sustainable development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. More than 200 religious leaders gathered in Kampala between June 30 and July 2 for the Africa Faith Leaders’ Summit with its theme of Enhancing Faith Communities’ Engagement on the post 2015 […]

‘God met us at Anglicans Ablaze’ conference, says South African priest

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest from South Africa has described the Anglicans Ablaze conference as “well worth doing and exceeding our expectations” adding “God came and met us and did more than anything we could have hoped for.” In an interview with ACNS, the Rev. Trevor Pearce, conference coordinator and director of Growing the […]

Liberia Bishop Jonathan Hart heads West Africa’s internal province

[Adapted from an report] Bishop Jonathan Hart of the Episcopal Church of Liberia has been enthroned as archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (IpWA) in the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA). Hart succeeds Bishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson of The Gambia who died in office on Jan. 21, 2014. Hart […]

2,000 Christians gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze

[Anglican Communion News Service] About 2000 Christians from Southern Africa and beyond are in Johannesburg for one of the continent’s most popular Christian gatherings: Anglicans Ablaze. Day one was characterized by lively praise and worship songs led by Bishop Martin Breytenbach of the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist (Limpopo Province of the Anglican Church […]

Archbishop begins visit to Central and Southern Africa

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrives in Zambia today for a week of visits to fellow primates in the Anglican provinces of Central and Southern Africa. The visits, which form part of Archbishop Justin’s commitment to visit every primate in the Anglican Communion during his first 18 months in office, will focus […]

Bicycle project to boost food security in South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican diocese in South Sudan has sourced and distributed bicycles to local farmers to improve their coordination and help increase productivity to ensure food sustainability in the area. Christian Action for Relief and Development (CARD), the development wing of Wau diocese in the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan […]

Zimbabwe Anglicans to Mothers’ Union: ‘We resource our own change’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union leaders from around the world are this week meeting in Zimbabwe to learn how Anglicans there use the Community and Church Mobilisation Process (CCMP) to positively transform themselves and their communities. The team of thirteen drawn from various countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury writes on Boko Haram in the Church Times

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said foreign support in tackling Boko Haram should be offered to Nigeria “humbly and respectfully”. Writing in this week’s Church Times the Archbishop says that defeating Boko Haram, who last month kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria, will take a […]

Archbishop of Canterbury praises Great Lakes peace initiative

[Lambeth Palace press release] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols met with delegates from the Peace in the Great Lakes campaign at Lambeth Palace last Thursday. The campaign brings together Roman Catholic and Anglican leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda to encourage a grass-roots movement for […]

New Anglican university to encourage intertribal harmony in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Christian university planned by Anglicans in Burundi aims to promote inter-tribal harmony across the nation through the teaching of the Gospel. Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world with one of the lowest per capita GDPs of any nation in the world. The country has […]