Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after Burundi’s brutal civil war, which resulted in the deaths of more than 300,000 people, the country’s faith leaders have called on the international community to “re-establish good diplomatic relationships” with their government. The call came in a communiqué signed by the Anglican primate of Burundi, Archbishop Martin Nyaboho and […]

Three Malawians to receive Province of Central Africa’s highest lay honor

[Anglican Communion News Service] Three women from the Diocese of the Upper Shire in Malawi are to receive the Order of the Epiphany – the highest lay honor of the Anglican Church of Central Africa. The awards will be presented Oct. 21 at a large service at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Mangochi. […]

Kenyan bishops call for national dialogue over ‘political and social crisis’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Kenya’s Anglican bishops have called for a national dialogue conference to resolve the current “political and social crisis” in the country. A fresh general election will be held Oct. 26, after the country’s supreme court ruled that the original poll, on Aug. 8, was “neither transparent or verifiable.” The court annulled the […]

Historic western Cape church badly damaged in student protest arson attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] A 130-year-old church in District Six at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack. The building was set alight the night of Sept. 27, during the latest in a long-running series of sometimes violent protests at the campus. The church’s undercroft […]

Four new bishops and two new dioceses in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] Four new bishops have been consecrated in Burundi. Two of them will serve the province’s new dioceses of Rutana and Buhiga. Read the entire article here.

Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian theologians meet in South Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Theologians from the Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian traditions gathered in the South African city of Durban last week for the third International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD). Their focus was to seek ways to grow closer in unity and mission around the world. Full article.

South Africa is sitting ‘on a powder keg’ of poverty, bishop says

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Johannesburg Steve Moreo has warned that the high levels of poverty in South Africa pose a great danger to the country. “This country is sitting on a powder keg of hopelessness,” he said, citing the figures recently released by Stats SA that showed that the number of poverty stricken people […]

WCC calls for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

[Anglican Communion News Service] As general elections take place in Kenya, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins the churches and people of the country in prayer for the peaceful and successful conduct of this pivotal democratic process. “We call for all people and groups in Kenya to participate  in the democratic expression of the will […]

Anglican shelter for child victims of human trafficking to open in 2018 in Ghana

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Anglican-run community shelter to provide a home for trafficked children is on course to open next year in Accra, Ghana. Bishop of Accra Daniel Mensah Torto told journalists this week that the Hope Community would resettle and educate trafficked children who had been rescued. The refuge, funded by the Diocese […]

Horn of Africa Bishop Grant LeMarquand to step down

[Anglican Communion News Service] Horn of Africa Bishop Grant LeMarquand is to step down at the end of October because of the ill health of his wife and ministry-partner, Wendy LeMarquand. Bishop Grant made the announcement at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony of the Alexandria School of Theology, which was held in All Saints’ […]