Nigerian primate’s ‘delight’ at release of Chibok girls

[Anglican Communion News Service] The release of 21 schoolgirls who had been held by Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been met with “delight, relief and optimism” by the Anglican Church of Nigeria. The 21 were among 276 students kidnapped from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. A spokesman for Nigerian President […]

Church of Pakistan remembers its martyrs

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has designated Sept. 22 – the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack against the country’s Christian community – as the Day of the Christian Martyrs in Pakistan. Twin suicide bombers killed 127 people and injured more than 250 others when they attacked All Saints Church in Peshawar […]

West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy

[Anglican Communion News Service] It is 10 months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the two-year Ebola outbreak in west Africa was at an end; but the aftermath of the health crisis will take many years to resolve. The effects of the Ebola crisis are wide ranging; and include damage to infrastructure, barren […]

Fresh setback for Asia Bibi as Supreme Court appeal delayed

[Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy in a row over drinking water, will have to wait for her Supreme Court appeal after a hearing due to take place Oct. 13 was adjourned. Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, one of the panel of three judges due to […]

ACC chair sets out his vision for the Anglican Communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] Being proactive, building links and bringing peace to a world in turmoil – those are the main tasks ahead for the Anglican Communion and its leaders, according to the chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong. Full article.

Anglicans at forefront of global refugee crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world are continuing to serve on the frontline of assisting refugees and asylum seekers through a mixture of advocacy and practical care. Archbishop Philip Freier of the Anglican Church of Australia will hold a “public conversation” on the issue in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Oct. 12. Anglicans […]

Anglican Alliance consultation builds relationship in Middle East

[Anglican Alliance] Representatives from Anglican churches and agencies across the Middle East gathered in Cyprus last month, for the first Anglican Alliance consultation in the region. The four-day meeting, which took place from Sept. 19-22 , saw delegates sharing their top priorities for development, relief and advocacy, including the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis, increasing […]

Global South Anglicans discuss ‘great human suffering,’ Anglican unity

[Anglican Communion News Service] Primates, clergy and laity from the Global South group of Anglicans have spent the past week meeting in Cairo and discussing a range of issues from evangelism, inter-faith dialogue and same-sex relationships. Under the theme “. . . found faithful”, the delegates “were able to share, discern, pray, study, worship and […]

On the brink of unity?

Anglicans, Roman Catholics celebrate 50 years of dialogue and partnership

[Episcopal News Service — Rome] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and more than half of the Anglican Communion primates have travelled to Rome this week to celebrate a historic and significant milestone – 50 years since Pope Paul VI met with Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey in Rome in 1966. It was the first time an […]

Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby pray for unity

[Anglican Communion News Service] Pope Francis held a meeting Oct. 6 with the archbishop of Canterbury and other Anglican primates and bishops at the Vatican. The Pope told them that ecumenism was “never an impoverishment, but a richness” and he said that during the past 50-years of closer relationship between Anglicans and Catholics, “the certainty […]