‘Women must be heard in church and society,’ says Melanesia primate

[Anglican Church of Melanesia] The Archbishop of Melanesia, who is also the patron of the Mothers’ Union (MU), has urged MU delegates to promote the place of women in the church and society. The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at the official opening of this 13th Provincial Mothers’ Union General Conference at the […]

Massachusetts Bishop Gayle Harris makes history in Welsh cathedral

[Episcopal News Service] As the Church in Wales prepares to enable women to become bishops, Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts became the first female Anglican bishop to preside and preach in a Welsh cathedral. “The church is not just enriched by women’s ordination, it’s more enabled and empowered by women’s […]

Social and environmental justice are intimately, profoundly linked

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network press release] “Sleeper awake!” is the opening call of a new Anglican resource for the Season of Creation, the third in a series published by the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. The resource has sermon notes and liturgical materials covering the themes of climate change, eco-justice, water, creation and redemption and […]

Pilgrimage to Bishop Charles Henry Brent’s birthplace a joyous occasion

[Diocese of Toronto] Dr. John Alipit’s pilgrimage came to an emotional end inside St. George, Newcastle. Dr. Alipit, born and raised in the Philippines and now living in Michigan, came to St. George’s in early August to pay homage to the man who had converted his parents to Christianity and provided him with an education […]

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 […]

South India alcohol ban could include Communion wine

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India’s southern Kerala state have given a mixed response to government proposals for a total prohibition of alcohol within 10 years. While Christian leaders have welcomed the ban, which will be gradually phased in over the next decade, some are concerned at calls for Communion wine to be included. […]

‘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 […]

2 Episcopal priests among El Salvador bishop nominees

[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican-Episcopal Church 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 […]