Presiding Bishop to lead reconciliation pilgrimage to Ghana

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[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a weeklong Episcopal Relief & Development pilgrimage focused on reconciliation to Ghana Jan. 20-28, visiting cities and sites critical to understanding the trans-Atlantic slave trade and Episcopal Relief & Development partners and programs working to improve Ghanaians’ lives. “At General Convention in 2015, we promised to […]

El Obispo Primado encabeza peregrinaje de reconciliación a Ghana

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[Episcopal News Service] El obispo primado Michael Curry encabezará una peregrinación de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo (ERD, por su sigla en inglés) a Ghana. La visita de una semana, del 20 al 28 de enero, centrada en la reconciliación, incluirá ciudades y sitios de importancia para entender la trata trasatlántica de esclavos, así como […]

Video: Young adult missionary transformed by service in Tanzania

[Episcopal News Service] Andy Russell from the Diocese of Southern Virginia has served as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, where he supported the diocesan communications efforts and the Carpenter’s Kids orphan support program. The experience, Russell says, has helped him to grow and expand his outlook on life. […]

Historic gathering of the Portuguese speaking dioceses of Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people from three Portuguese speaking dioceses in Mozambique and Angola have this week taken part in a historic first joint meeting. The two countries are both Portuguese-speaking, but as they are separated by more than 1,200 miles, contacts between them have been few up to now. But now young people […]

Archbishop Justin welcomes South Sudan Council of Churches to Lambeth Palace

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Nov. 25 welcomed the ecumenical delegation of the South Sudan Council of Churches, following their recent visit to Pope Francis in Rome. The delegation briefed the Archbishop of Canterbury on the situation in South Sudan and what the Church continues to do, and the outcome of […]

Advent focus on Christians of Mozambique and Angola

[Anglican Communion News Service] The stories of Christians from Mozambique and Angola who have “been quietly getting on with building and being the church” will be published over the next four weeks as part of an Advent campaign by Manna – the Mozambique and Angola Mission Association. Their #StoriesOfLoveComing social media campaign is a follow-up […]

Millions face starvation as famine hits southern Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] The people of Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe are facing the risk of death as erratic weather, drought and crop failures have resulted in chronic food shortages. Hundreds of people have already died from malnutrition and that figure is set to rise substantially. One young person being confirmed in the Diocese of […]

Southern Africa: Jesus Christ is ‘unique selling point’ in church’s nurture of young people

[Anglican Communion News Service] The importance of investing in young people for the future of the Church was one of the messages to emerge from the Anglicans Ablaze conference, held earlier this month in Cape Town, South Africa. The Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) has now published two videos by African journalist Bellah Zulu which […]

Nigerian primate’s ‘delight’ at release of Chibok girls

[Anglican Communion News Service] The release of 21 schoolgirls who had been held by Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been met with “delight, relief and optimism” by the Anglican Church of Nigeria. The 21 were among 276 students kidnapped from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. A spokesman for Nigerian President […]

West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy

[Anglican Communion News Service] It is 10 months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the two-year Ebola outbreak in west Africa was at an end; but the aftermath of the health crisis will take many years to resolve. The effects of the Ebola crisis are wide ranging; and include damage to infrastructure, barren […]