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 […]

Ethiopia Anglican Church thrives despite limited resources

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Ethiopia is determined to continue growing despite the numerous challenges including limited financial resources, the impact of conflict in neighboring countries and the generally “restrictive environment” in which it operates. In an interview with ACNS, the Rt. Rev. Grant LeMarquand, Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa in […]

West Africa clergy issue Ebola challenge to global Anglicans

[Anglican Communion News Service] Clergy in West Africa have challenged Anglicans worldwide to “live as their brothers’ keepers” and act to address the Ebola crisis. The priests of the Anglican Diocese of Kumasi, Ghana, issued their challenge after a workshop entitled Church and Community Response to Ebola in which they learned more about the disease […]

Churches and agencies formulate responses to Ebola outbreak

[World Council of Churches press release] To respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which has taken more than 3,000 lives, the World Council of Churches (WCC) brought to the table representatives of Christian aid organizations and United Nations agencies to learn from each other and to escalate their efforts. The WCC consultation, held […]

Episcopal Relief & Development update on Ebola crisis and response

Episcopal Relief & Development has posted a Frequently Asked Questions document about the Ebola crisis and the organization’s response through local Church partners in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Additionally, bulletin inserts are now available for congregations wishing to raise awareness about the crisis and support the response through the Ebola Response Fund. On the Episcopal […]

Video: Fostering sustainable livelihoods in Mozambique

[Episcopal News Service] In a remote region of Mozambique’s Gaza Province, a brickmaking project is transforming the community. It’s one example of how the partnership between Episcopal Relief & Development and the Anglican Diocese of Lebombo, using Asset-Based Community Development methodology, is empowering remote communities in Mozambique. Community members are able to build their own […]

South Sudan bishop: ‘Did our martyrs die in vain?’

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican bishop has challenged the people of South Sudan and its leaders not to dishonor the memory of national martyrs by fighting each other. Bishop of Wau Diocese in South Sudan, the Rt. Rev. Moses Deng Bol, stressed that for the young African nation to have a viable future there […]

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 […]