Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension

[Anglican Alliance] Recent political tensions in Burundi have increased uncertainty and fear of violence, leading to displacement in the country, with more than 100,000 people reported to have fled in recent days. The Church in Burundi is calling for prayers for peace, while it also responds to the needs of vulnerable people. After several weeks of political […]

Transformed by 12 years in Tanzania, missionaries set to return

[Episcopal News Service] As a child, the Rev. Sandra McCann dreamed of someday going to Africa. But she never imagined it would become her home, her ministry and her entire life for 12 years. When Sandy and her husband Martin reached their mid-50s, they made the audacious decision to give up their successful medical careers […]

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 […]

Pilgrims continue to #ShareTheJourney, become refugee advocates

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church has been resettling refugees for 75 years, working with local congregations and resettlement agencies across the United States to welcome some of the most vulnerable people in the world who’ve fled violence, war, political, ethnic and cultural oppression. In early March, eight Episcopalians traveled to Kenya and Rwanda to […]

Pilgrims study refugees, resettlement process in Rwanda, Kenya

[Episcopal News Service] A little more than an hour’s drive outside Rwanda’s capital Kigali, 14,500 Congolese refugees live atop and along a hillside in red mud huts safely nestled in the country’s interior, far from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province from which most of them fled armed conflict and violence in the […]

Kenyan archbishop’s statement on Garissa University attack

[Anglican Church of Kenya] Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of the Anglican Church of Kenya issued the following pastoral letter for Good Friday following the al-Shabaab attack at Garissa University, Kenya, that killed more than 150 people, mostly Christians. My dear Brothers and Sisters, On this Good Friday we gather in our churches across Kenya in the […]

Idowu-Fearon responds to misrepresentation of remarks

[Anglican Communion Office] The Rt. Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon issued the following statement responding to “misleading stories concerning a sermon in 2014 and an interview in 2007.” Idowu-Fearon currently serves as bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and was recently announced as the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion. In Benin […]

Nigerian bishop to be Anglican Communion’s next secretary general

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon has been appointed to be the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion. Idowu-Fearon currently serves as bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) where he has earned a global reputation for his expertise in Christian-Muslim relations. He was selected out of […]

Anglican leaders from across Africa meet in Cape Town

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Anglican Church leaders from across Africa are being hosted at meetings in Cape Town by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town. The leaders include archbishops, bishops and other members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA), a body which coordinates and articulates issues affecting the church and communities […]

‘Our tribe is women': Statement from the women of South Sudan

[Anglican Alliance] The women of the Episcopal Church of Sudan & South Sudan have issued the following statement. The conflict in South Sudan broke out on 15th December 2013 when a political disagreement arose in the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party pitting the President, H.E. Salva Kiir and his former Vice President Dr. […]