Anglican bishop expresses horror at ISIS killing of Ethiopian Christians

[Diocese of Sydney] The Anglican bishop for Ethiopia has hailed as martyrs 28 Ethiopian Christians shot or beheaded in Libya by members of the terrorist group known as ISIS or ISIL. “I have just learned the horrifying news that as many as twenty-eight Ethiopian Christians have been shot or beheaded in Libya by members of […]

Canadian Anglicans called to 22 days of reconciliation

[Anglican Journal] Anglicans across Canada are being called to demonstrate in the 22 days following the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that this ending is only the beginning of healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark […]

Transformed by 12 years in Tanzania, missionaries set to return

[Episcopal News Service] As a child, the Rev. Sandra McCann dreamed of someday going to Africa. But she never imagined it would become her home, her ministry and her entire life for 12 years. When Sandy and her husband Martin reached their mid-50s, they made the audacious decision to give up their successful medical careers […]

Canada: Church leaders sign climate change declaration

[Anglican Journal] On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about how churches can practice better environmental stewardship and to sign an ecumenical declaration committing their churches to creating a “climate of hope” in the face of worsening climate change. Rooting itself […]

Anglican UN office award honors women’s rights work

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations has honored Beth Adamson with its Award for Global Service for her dedicated work to strengthen Anglican women’s presence at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The award, created in 2003, honors volunteer service that furthers the work of the Anglican […]

Anglican Church of Canada reaffirms resolve to fight anti-Semitism

[Anglican Church of Canada] The re-release of a document exploring the context of the Holocaust is the latest step taken by the Anglican Church of Canada to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue and continue the struggle against anti-Semitism in all its forms. Commended in 1989 by the church’s National Executive Council — the precursor to the Council […]

Archbishop opens nominations for 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has announced the opening of nominations for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize. The prize, which was founded in 2005 by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, is awarded every three years to the best theological writing in the service of the Church. In an announcement in […]

Idowu-Fearon ‘committed to God’s mission of reconciliation’

Nigerian bishop's appointment as Anglican Communion secretary general celebrated

[Episcopal News Service] Many Anglican and Episcopal leaders are celebrating the appointment of Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon of the Anglican Diocese of Kaduna, Nigeria, as the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion. “Josiah is, above all, a man of communion, a careful listener, and a respecter of the different ways in which we are called […]

Idowu-Fearon responds to misrepresentation of remarks

[Anglican Communion Office] The Rt. Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon issued the following statement responding to “misleading stories concerning a sermon in 2014 and an interview in 2007.” Idowu-Fearon currently serves as bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and was recently announced as the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion. In Benin […]

Ecumenical Easter letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued the following Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world. “Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory! The risen Saviour, our Lord of life, shines upon you! Let all God’s people sing and shout for joy!” These words of triumph are sung out […]