Historic gathering of the Portuguese speaking dioceses of Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people from three Portuguese speaking dioceses in Mozambique and Angola have this week taken part in a historic first joint meeting. The two countries are both Portuguese-speaking, but as they are separated by more than 1,200 miles, contacts between them have been few up to now. But now young people […]

Burundian Anglicans campaign for ‘society without gender-based violence’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Burundi Martin Nyaboho has taken part in a Mothers’ Union-organized campaign against gender violence. The archbishop joined hundreds of men and women in a procession and rally as part of the Anglican Church of Burundi’s contribution to the international 16 Days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence. Full article.

Church supports First Nation Canadians in battle against new oil and gas pipe

[Anglican Communion News Service] A major new oil and gas pipeline through the British Columbia region of Canada has received government backing despite protests from indigenous peoples groups. The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation described this week’s decision as “the beginning of a long battle” to stop the project. Last month, the Anglican Church of Canada’s Council […]

Anglicans worldwide raise awareness on World AIDS Day 2016

[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans across the Communion are marking World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2016 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and help end the epidemic. Joining this year’s UNAIDS #HIVprevention campaign, Anglicans have held events and church services, released videos and shared photos to bring attention to the need for further action to reach targets […]

Church of Pakistan reflects on Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s coordinating officer, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, said that […]

Europe’s faith leaders discuss migration, integration and values

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Bishop in Europe, Robert Innes, joined an interfaith delegation at the European Union’s (EU) annual “high-level meeting” of religious leaders from across Europe. The meeting was hosted by the European Commission – the EU’s politicized civil service – to discuss “migration, integration and European values.” The commission’s […]

Uruguay: Bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Uruguay has delivered a critical presidential address to his diocesan synod, in which he said that parishes had failed to engage with “the basics” of mission and evangelism. Bishop Michele Pollesel used the example of a new priest who received complaints that he had used the same sermon […]

Anglicans in Spain welcome pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal (the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain) has stepped up its welcome to pilgrims undertaking the Camino de Santiago by dedicating its cathedral in Madrid as a welcome center. Bishop Carlos López-Lozano consecrated a symbolic tile adjacent to the cathedral’s door on Nov. 26 as a sign of […]

Archbishop Justin welcomes South Sudan Council of Churches to Lambeth Palace

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Nov. 25 welcomed the ecumenical delegation of the South Sudan Council of Churches, following their recent visit to Pope Francis in Rome. The delegation briefed the Archbishop of Canterbury on the situation in South Sudan and what the Church continues to do, and the outcome of […]

Advent focus on Christians of Mozambique and Angola

[Anglican Communion News Service] The stories of Christians from Mozambique and Angola who have “been quietly getting on with building and being the church” will be published over the next four weeks as part of an Advent campaign by Manna – the Mozambique and Angola Mission Association. Their #StoriesOfLoveComing social media campaign is a follow-up […]