‘Education as Hope’: Anglican universities conference convenes in Seoul

[Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion press release] On Sunday July 5th, seventy delegates from five continents, representing forty-seven member schools of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC), gathered on the square outside a chapel in Seoul, Korea to convene CUAC’s 8th International Triennial Conference, “Education as Hope: Working Towards Transformation […]

Archbishop writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod’s decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasizing that churches “need each other.” An ENS article about the Church of England’s decision to enable women to serve as bishops is available here. The text of Welby’s letter, which is […]

Religious leaders of Africa commit to post-2015 development

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of faith leaders from across Africa recently met in Uganda’s capital for a three-day summit on sustainable development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. More than 200 religious leaders gathered in Kampala between June 30 and July 2 for the Africa Faith Leaders’ Summit with its theme of Enhancing Faith Communities’ Engagement on the post 2015 […]

Terrie Robinson named ACO director for women in church and society

[Anglican Communion Office press release] The Rev. Terrie Robinson, formerly networks coordinator and women’s desk officer at the Anglican Communion Office, has been named its director for women in church and society. Mrs Robinson1 has moved into the new role following a decision by the Standing Committee2 that more needs to be done to support Communion-wide […]

Marites (Tess) N. Sison named as editor of Canada’s Anglican Journal

[Anglican Journal] Marites (Tess) N. Sison has been appointed editor of the 139-year-old Anglican Journal. She moves to the editorship from her longstanding position as senior writer, taking the helm from Archdeacon Paul Feheley, who has served as interim managing editor since January 2013. A graduate in mass communications at the University of the Philippines […]

Church of England says ‘yes’ to women as bishops

[Episcopal News Service] The Church of England made history July 14 when its General Synod, meeting in York, approved legislation to enable women to serve as bishops, possibly by 2015. The vote ends centuries of tradition and follows more than a decade of often-emotional debate accompanied by various stages of legislative action. Before the vote, […]

England: Church Commissioners confirm exit from payday lender Wonga

[Church of England press release] Church Commissioners for England announce their indirect exposure to payday lender Wonga has been removed and that no profit has been made from the investment. The Church Commissioners for England are pleased to announce that their indirect investment exposure to Wonga in their venture capital portfolio has been removed. The […]

‘God met us at Anglicans Ablaze’ conference, says South African priest

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest from South Africa has described the Anglicans Ablaze conference as “well worth doing and exceeding our expectations” adding “God came and met us and did more than anything we could have hoped for.” In an interview with ACNS, the Rev. Trevor Pearce, conference coordinator and director of Growing the […]

Diocese of Peshawar helps to meet needs of displaced people

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Diocese of Peshawar in Pakistan is looking after minority internally displaced persons (IDP) after large groups of citizens in the northern Waziristan region sought shelter during the government’s ongoing fight against the Taliban. So far, the diocese has received 72 Christian, Hindu, Sikh and a few Shia Muslim families into […]

Liberia Bishop Jonathan Hart heads West Africa’s internal province

[Adapted from an AllAfrica.com report] Bishop Jonathan Hart of the Episcopal Church of Liberia has been enthroned as archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (IpWA) in the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA). Hart succeeds Bishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson of The Gambia who died in office on Jan. 21, 2014. Hart […]