Bishops from Fiji to Alaska to meet in Cape Town on climate change

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa press release] Anglican bishops from some of the regions of the world most challenged by climate change – from Fiji to Argentina, and Namibia to Alaska – are to meet in Cape Town next week to work out strategies for achieving climate justice. A briefing from the Rev. Rachel Mash, […]

Graham Kings named mission theologian in the Anglican Communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Church Mission Society and Durham University have become partners in creating an innovative seven-year post: Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion. The purpose is to research, stimulate, connect and publish works of theology in the Anglican Communion, with particular focus on insights from Africa, Asia and […]

Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence

[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans gathered with other faith leaders in London to set recommendations for how faith communities can work collaboratively, together with governments and national and international stakeholders, to end sexual violence in conflict. The two day interfaith consultation was convened by the We Will Speak Out coalition and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (further […]

Episcopal missionaries nurture global partnerships, deepen Communion

[Episcopal News Service] As The Episcopal Church prepares to observe World Mission Sunday on February 15, the following article looks at some of the treasures of its missionary program. The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” […]

Archbishop’s address to Synod: Share Jesus with ‘joy and delight’

[Lambeth Palace] In his presidential address to the General Synod on Feb. 10, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged the Church of England to approach evangelism and witness with “joy and delight.” Read the full text: Joy and delight in the love of God is at the heart of Christian witness, but the experience of […]

Church of England ordains, consecrates Lane as first female bishop

[Episcopal News Service] In a packed service at York Minster Jan. 26 attended by more than 100 bishops from the Church of England and women bishops from across the Anglican Communion, Libby Lane was ordained and consecrated as the first female bishop in the history of the Church of England. Lane became the eighth bishop […]

Kenneth Kearon consecrated bishop of Limerick and Killaloe

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Service of Consecration and Ordination of Kenneth Kearon as the new Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Jan. 24 on the Eve of the Conversion of St Paul. The preacher at the service, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, , said: “Life as a bishop […]

Church of England makes history with online pastor role

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Lichfield Diocese has broken new ground by advertising for a lay or ordained diocesan pastor to connect and support people online. According to Bishop of Stafford Geoff Annas, the Diocesan Online Pastor is “a brave new role” with a focus on enabling teenagers and young people to […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas Day sermon

Christmas celebrations canceled in Peshawar after school attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Peshawar has said that, following what he called “another unimaginable horror,” the Church of Pakistan has decided to cancel its Christmas celebrations. Peshawar Bishop Humphrey Peters spoke solemnly about the aftermath of the recent attack by the Taliban on a school that left 132 children and nine adults […]