US-Ghana partnership to tackle child slavery

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Accra, in the Province of West Africa, has won the backing of the US government for its ambitious programme to tackle modern-day slavery and child trafficking. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, was in Accra last week for the launch of a five-year project that will […]

Burundi’s new archbishop installed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, was installed on Aug. 22 at a service in which legal formalities were mixed with celebration. Nyaboho was elected as the fourth primate of the province in June. He succeeds Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has retired after 11 […]

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Sudan’s Anglicans await decision on province

Anglican Alliance helps to coordinate global response to South Sudan violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Alliance is helping to coordinate the response from Anglican churches and agencies around the world to the ongoing violence in South Sudan. A few days ago, they convened a conference call for partners across the Anglican Communion to hear from and speak with the leadership of the Episcopal Church […]

Churches respond to ongoing violence in South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has lamented the latest escalation of violence in Juba, South Sudan, saying it has “caused yet more appalling suffering for the people of South Sudan.” Williams, speaking in his capacity as chair of the British ecumenical development agency Christian Aid, said that the country’s people “have, […]

Faith-based groups at UN AIDS conference

[Anglican Communion News Service] The United Nations’ 21st International AIDS Conference got underway yesterday (Monday) as some 18,000 delegates from 183 countries gathered in Durban, South Africa. Before it began, faith-based groups from around the world held a pre-conference meeting to discuss their approach. UNAIDS say that the conference “is set to emphasize the need to […]

Southern Africa launches Decade of Intentional Discipleship

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa will launch a Decade of Intentional Discipleship at its biennial renewal conference, Anglicans Ablaze, later this year. It follows the call from the Anglican Consultative Council, at their meeting in Lusaka in April (ACC-16), for “every province, diocese and parish” in the Anglican Communion to […]

Bishop asks world for prayers as Angola economy slumps

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Angola Andre Soares has warned that his country’s economy has taken a huge hit because of the collapse in the price of oil. He says basic essentials are no longer available. Speaking at Chatham House – the renowned international affairs think tank – during a visit to the U.K., he […]

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for end to violence in South Sudan

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called for the leaders in South Sudan to cease hostilities immediately and accept mediation. Welby also appealed to all those close to the leaders to seek to persuade them to accept such urgent mediation. Those who will suffer most are the poorest, especially women and children. Those who […]