2 Episcopal priests among Diocese of El Salvador bishop nominees

[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican Diocese of El Salvador recently named five priests, including two in the Episcopal Church, as candidates to be its next bishop. The five nominees are: The Rev. Ricardo Bernal, Diocese of El Salvador; The Rev. Juan David Alvarado, Diocese of El Salvador; The Rev. Juan Antonio Méndez, Diocese of El […]

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 […]

Turning from fear to prayer: Archbishop of Canterbury in Auckland

Photos of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand, are available here. [Anglican Taonga] More than 400 Kiwi Anglicans crammed into Auckland’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre last evening to see and hear The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, during his racing stopover in New Zealand. Archbishop Welby, who is […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and Australia issue joint statement on Iraq

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of Australia Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday. The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St. Paul’s Cathedral before the inauguration of Archbishop Philip Freier as the Anglican Primate of Australia. Archbishop […]

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox prepare for theological breakthrough

[Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox churches are to confirm an agreement on their understanding of Christ’s Incarnation. The co-chairs and co-secretaries of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission who met near Beirut, Lebanon last week reviewed responses to the 2002 Agreed Statement on Christology, which had been sent to […]

Uganda’s Anglican leader says anti-gay law still needed

[Religion News Service] Uganda’s top Anglican leader criticized the constitutional court for striking down the country’s controversial anti-gay law on a technicality, saying the law is still needed to protect children and families from Western-imported homosexuality. A five-judge panel on Aug. 1 declared the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, null and void since it was passed by […]

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 […]

Warning over fake Facebook accounts

[Anglican Communion News Service] Two primates of the Anglican Communion have warned unsuspecting followers to be wary of fake Facebook profiles. The warnings come amid concern that fraudsters are targeting Anglicans by creating false social media profiles and then using them to build up a following before asking for financial assistance or support. Last month, […]

‘Education as Hope’: Anglican universities conference convenes in Seoul

[Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion press release] On Sunday July 5th, seventy delegates from five continents, representing forty-seven member schools of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC), gathered on the square outside a chapel in Seoul, Korea to convene CUAC’s 8th International Triennial Conference, “Education as Hope: Working Towards Transformation […]

Archbishop writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod’s decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasizing that churches “need each other.” An ENS article about the Church of England’s decision to enable women to serve as bishops is available here. The text of Welby’s letter, which is […]