US-Ghana partnership to tackle child slavery

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Accra, in the Province of West Africa, has won the backing of the US government for its ambitious programme to tackle modern-day slavery and child trafficking. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, was in Accra last week for the launch of a five-year project that will […]

Violence in South Sudan: coordinating the global Anglican response

[Anglican Alliance] SUDRA, the relief and development arm of the province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSSS), is responding to the needs of displaced people in Juba and other areas thanks to the support of Anglican agencies and partners. The Anglican Alliance convened two conference calls on July 14 and Aug. 4, […]

Archbishop of Wales to step down in January

[Anglican Communion News Service] The longest serving primate in the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, will retire at the end of January on his 70th birthday, it was announced Aug. 23. Morgan has served the Church in Wales as a bishop for 24 years, the last 14 of them as archbishop. Full article.

New Zealand: Archbishop Brown Turei to resign

[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Brown Turei has announced his intention to retire after more than 65 years in ordained ministry. He will resign as bishop of Tairawhiti at the end of this year, and as bishop of Aotearoa – leader of the Maori arm of the Anglican Church – from the end of March next year. Turei says […]

Burundi’s new archbishop installed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, was installed on Aug. 22 at a service in which legal formalities were mixed with celebration. Nyaboho was elected as the fourth primate of the province in June. He succeeds Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has retired after 11 […]

England: Church-sponsored play about a refugee in line for national awards

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Church-of-England sponsored play about the plight of a refugee stuck in France while trying to reach the U.K. has been nominated for two prestigious awards. Several million people have made their way to Europe in recent years fleeing persecution and conflict in their homelands. More than half of them come […]

Christians worldwide to celebrate Season of Creation

[Anglican Alliance] Churches across the world will be marking this year’s Season of Creation with services and times of worship that celebrate God’s creation and serve as a reminder of humanity’s duty to safeguard the earth. The season runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on Anglicans […]

African Anglicans concerned by lack of ‘sustainable peace’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The leaders of Africa’s Anglican churches have expressed their “deep concern” that the continent has yet to achieve a sustainable peace. In a communiqué issued at the end of last week’s meeting of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) in Kigali, Rwanda, the continent’s primates said that they “decry […]

Australia: Anti-Muslim protestors disrupt church service

[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of anti-Islam protestors dressed as Muslims and interrupted a church service in New South Wales, Australia, on Aug. 14. The group, from the far-right Party for Freedom movement, walked into Gosford Anglican Church as the rector, the Rev. Rod Bower, was delivering a sermon. They played Quranic verses through […]

India: Equality demanded for Dalit Christians and Muslims

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India held a “black day” of protest last week against the continuing discrimination faced by Christians and Muslims in the country’s caste system. Indian society has, for centuries, operated the caste system of social stratification, with the population assigned to four specific groups. At the top are the Brahmins, […]