Anglican leaders from across Africa meet in Cape Town

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Anglican Church leaders from across Africa are being hosted at meetings in Cape Town by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town. The leaders include archbishops, bishops and other members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA), a body which coordinates and articulates issues affecting the church and communities […]

‘Our tribe is women': Statement from the women of South Sudan

[Anglican Alliance] The women of the Episcopal Church of Sudan & South Sudan have issued the following statement. The conflict in South Sudan broke out on 15th December 2013 when a political disagreement arose in the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party pitting the President, H.E. Salva Kiir and his former Vice President Dr. […]

#ShareTheJourney pilgrimage begins in Kenya

[Episcopal News Service – Nairobi, Kenya] Eight #ShareTheJourney pilgrims arrived in Nairobi March 3 for an 11-day pilgrimage to Kenya and Rwanda to learn about the plight of Congolese refugees and the process they go through to gain resettlement in the United States. “What I hope the result of this trip will be is an […]

Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s e-reader project goes live

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s e-reader project has gone live. The project was launched last year to promote electronic learning and academic dialogues throughout the province. It is the project’s intention eventually to give theological students across Africa easier access to online lectures and electronic libraries. With physical libraries […]

Refugee women, children rebuild lives in Arizona

[Episcopal News Service – Tucson, Arizona] Peace and security that let them close their eyes and sleep at night; the ability to work and provide for their families: These are the things that female refugees – most of them single mothers – say changed most dramatically in their lives after they were resettled in Tucson. “I’m […]

WCC expresses shock over killings in Nigeria

[World Council of Churches press release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed deep shock over the attacks by extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, which is said to have cost the lives of more than 2,000 people, including children used in suicide bomb attacks. “A mind-set which deploys young children as bombs and […]

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited Sierra Leone this week with a message of hope and solidarity for all those suffering amid the Ebola outbreak across West Africa. The archbishop preached at St George’s Cathedral in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown before visiting a church-run therapy clinic for children affected by Ebola. He also […]

Video: Mozambique partnership addresses malaria, intense flooding

[Episcopal News Service] With picture postcard landscapes, rich agricultural possibilities, and a people committed to a sustainable future, Mozambique is a place of great beauty and potential. But intense seasonal flooding, periodic droughts and the burden of malaria and other communicable diseases continue to bring suffering to much of the population. Responding to these crises […]

Young radio reporters in Liberia to spread the word about Ebola

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programs to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. The Children’s Radio Foundation, led in the U.K. by Anglican priest the Rev. Charlotte Bannister-Parker, has worked hard to build up this network of youth reporters across 29 of […]

SA Anglicans challenged to find out why young people are leaving church

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has been challenged to conduct a study to find out exactly why young people are leaving the church and the extent to which it is affecting the different communities within the church. In a motion raised at the recent annual Provincial Standing Committee meeting […]