Canadian Primate: Look beyond quarrels to church’s wider calling of working for justice

[Anglican Journal] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod, taking place in Mississauga, Ontario. Hiltz encouraged council members to look beyond the church’s quarrels and divisions to its wider calling of bringing justice to the world […]

Anglican Holy Land pilgrimage explores reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from around the Communion have begun a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Five primates and Anglican Communion secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, are accompanying the pilgrims. Among the highlights of the tour are Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee. Full article.

Niagara bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The eighth annual meeting of bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with Bishop of Niagara Michael Bird suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion. Full article.

‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced. Full article.

Director of next Lambeth Conference appointed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion has announced the appointment of a chief executive officer for the 2020 Lambeth Conference, Phil George, currently executive director of the New Wine network of churches in the UK. George has worked for New Wine for 14 years, following a 26-year career in corporate banking. He will take […]

Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to independent report on bishop misconduct

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.” The Archbishop commissioned the report – “An Abuse of Faith” – after Bishop Peter Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office and indecent assaults against teenagers and […]

Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Auckland, New Zealand’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission Race Relations Adviser Rakesh Naidoo and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff congratulated the two communities for their mutual gesture of goodwill. Full article.

Anglican Communion announces appointment of new representative to UN

[Anglican Communion News Service] The social and public affairs adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has been appointed as the new Anglican Communion representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Jack Palmer-White has worked at Lambeth Palace since 2012, initially as parliamentary assistant and then as a policy adviser focusing on marriage and family life, before […]

Anglican Alliance joins ecumenical statement released for World Refugee Day

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Alliance has joined a group of 20 Christian organizations in issuing a statement to mark World Refugee Day. The statement celebrates the opportunities for solidarity and learning that come with opening our arms to welcome refugees and calls for more shared responsibility in responding to current large-scale movements of refugees […]

Europe bishop represents Anglicans, Episcopalians at launch of Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Norway

[Episcopal News Service] Religious and indigenous leaders from across the globe launched an unprecedented initiative June 19 in Oslo, Norway, aimed at bringing “moral attention and spiritual commitment” to bear on global efforts to end deforestation and protect tropical rainforests—forests that are fundamental to human life, the planet’s health and reducing the emissions fueling climate […]