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 […]

South Sudan: Cathedral provides sanctuary as thousands flee Juba violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] Thousands of people in Juba have fled their homes and are seeking sanctuary in the city’s Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals and other places of worship as fierce gun battles rage around them. The general secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), the Rev. James Oyet Latansio, reports that many […]

In Southern Africa, Anglicans and Lutherans go green together

[Anglican Communion News Service] A challenge to a Lutheran bishop by young Anglicans in Southern Africa has led to the formation of an ecumenical partnership to fight climate change. The Young Green Anglicans group made the challenge at a Lutheran youth conference last month; and now, the new Green Lutherans group has been launched at […]

Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Makamba Martin Blaise Nyaboho has been elected as the fourth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. When he is installed on Aug. 21, Nyaboho will succeed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has led the church since 2005. The 61-year-old bishop, a former member of the Anglican Consultative Council (2005 to […]

Prayer call over Nuba Mountains warfare

[Anglican Communion News Service] The only secondary school Umdorain County, in Sudan’s South Kordofan state, has been destroyed in ongoing fighting between government forces and the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Army in the Nuba Mountains. Grace Secondary School, built by the Diocese of Kadugli in 2008, is one of a number of casualties of the […]