In Zambia, cathedral indaba eases political tensions

[Anglican Communion News Service] The announcement that Zambia would go to the polls for a tripartite general election in August sparked an increase in violent incidents, of a kind rarely seen in the Central African nation. And as the tensions rose, political leaders from all the main political parties turned to the Church for help. […]

Makgoba calls church to prayer as South Africa debates state of the nation

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is calling for prayers for proceedings in Parliament in the coming days, when Members of Parliament will debate the state of the nation. South Africa President Jacob Zuma will deliver his annual State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Feb. 11 […]

Anglicans urge prayers for Ethiopian tribal conflict

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Ethiopia are asking for prayers following an increase in tribal tensions between the Nuer and Anyuak ethnic groups. Local Anglicans have acted as human shields by escorting students from one tribe through the territory of the other, with the support of the security services. A statement from the Diocese […]

‘I would talk with Boko Haram’: Anglican Communion secretary general

[Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said he would be prepared to talk with Boko Haram, if their leadership could be identified. Speaking in a HARDtalk interview with BBC journalist Stephen Sackur, Idowu-Fearon warned that it was “not helpful” to talk of a “fundamental struggle between […]

Vigils held for Burundi as African Union warns of genocide

[Anglican Communion News Service] Coventry Cathedral was set to take part in a vigil for Burundi Dec. 18 as the African Union warned of an impending genocide in the east African country. And staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London also paused to pray for peace for the troubled country. There has been increasing […]

Nigerian bishop kidnapped

[Anglican Communion News Service] Updated Sept. 8 with the following information in italics. The car that was being used by Bishop Moses Tabuwaye when he was kidnapped has been found by highways patrol officers, the Delta State Police have said. “On 4 September, at about 1900hrs, Safer Highway Patrol team 009, while on patrol at […]

Standing Committee issues statement on South Sudan

[Anglican Communion Office] The Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council issued a statement on South Sudan at its meeting today, 3 September, in London. The full text of the statement follows: Statement on the South Sudan Meeting in London today the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council[1] (ACC) heard reports from South Sudan. […]

Standing Committee issues statement on Burundi

[Anglican Communion Office] The Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council issued a statement on Burundi at its meeting today, 3 September, in London. The full text of the statement follows: Statement on Burundi Meeting in London today the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council[1] (ACC) heard reports from Burundi. We deplore the situation […]

Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar joins fight against modern slavery

[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar’s plans to create a center at its renovated Christ Church Cathedral to raise awareness about the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide. Part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, the diocese embarked on the cathedral refurbishing project on Oct […]

Liberian churches honored for their services during Ebola outbreak

[World Council of Churches press release] Prayers and action undertaken by the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 will be honored by the Liberian government with distinction of “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa.” The distinction will be conferred upon the LCC in an official ceremony on July 17. […]