Liberia’s Cuttington University, diocese at epicenter of Ebola crisis

Impacted communities find lifeline in church response

[Episcopal News Service] Liberia’s Cuttington University, located near one of the epicenters of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, is reaching out to its surrounding communities while worrying about the epidemic’s impact on the now-closed school’s future, and mourning the loss of graduates and friends. Meanwhile, throughout Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development is in […]

‘Self-sustainability, unity are church priorities’: Central Africa primate

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Albert Chama, primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA), has emphasized that self-sustainability and unity remain top priorities for the church. “As a transnational province, we’re encouraging investments in the various countries to make sure that the national churches and subsequently the province is […]

Local churches empower communities to stop Ebola spread

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development’s local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014. Partners in both countries are mobilizing local volunteers to promote […]

West Africa archbishop urges Anglicans to pray for Ebola crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, primate and metropolitan of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) and bishop of Kumasi in Ghana, has called on Christians around the world to dedicate one Sunday as a day of prayer for the deadly Ebola disease that has struck the west African […]

Mothers’ Union acts to improve maternal health in Zimbabwe

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Mother’s Union in Zimbabwe has resolved to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by actively contributing to the country’s maternal health system. The decision was arrived at after a Mother’s Union (MU) team’s visit to Budiriro Polyclinic, a rural health facility located in a high-density suburb on […]

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 AllAfrica.com 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 […]