Anglican Alliance’s Europe consultation focuses on refugee crisis

[Anglican Alliance] The refugee crisis is top of the agenda as the Anglican Alliance holds its first-ever European regional consultation in Wales this week. Gathering from the Anglican and Episcopal provinces of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, this Europe regional consultation, hosted by the Anglican Alliance, will share different perspectives on humanitarian issues and other social justice concerns during its three-day meeting held at St. Michael’s College, Cardiff. […]

Canada: Same-sex marriage ‘theologically possible,’ says commission

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada may want to look at same-sex marriages as partaking “in the same covenant” as heterosexual unions, but “on somewhat different terms,” and possibly involving alternate liturgies, recommends the report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon, released Sept. 22. Just as the New Testament describes the Gentiles in […]

Archbishop launches monastic-inspired community for young Christians

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin Welby commissioned the first members of the Community of St. Anselm in a special service at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 18. Thirty-six young men and women from across the U.K. and around the world became the first members of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new monastic-inspired community at Lambeth Palace. The Community […]

Communion urged to join movement for implementation of SDGs

[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Alliance is encouraging the provinces of the Anglican Communion to join in the call for the ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all countries, for all people. World leaders will meet Sept. 25-27 in New York to adopt the SDGs to replace the Millennium Development Goals which expire […]

Tanzania: Installation of first female theological college principal

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a historical day for the Anglican Church of Tanzania, the Rev. Canon Hilda Kabia was installed as the first female principal of a theological college in the country. The new principal of Msalato Theological College of St. John’s University of Tanzania is a familiar face at the college, having taught […]

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for primates’ gathering

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby today wrote to all 37 primates inviting them to attend a special primates’ gathering in Canterbury to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion. The meeting, to be held in January 2016, would be an opportunity for primates to discuss key issues face to […]

Arab Israeli schools strike in protest at Christian school funding cuts

[Anglican Communion News Service] Arab Israeli schools last week joined a “strike” in solidarity with Christian schools in Israel that have remained closed from the start of the new academic year in protest at what the Christian school leaders are describing as discriminatory funding cuts. Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem met […]

Pakistan diocese highlights role of women as peacebuilders

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan’s Diocese of Raiwind held a three-day peace building workshop for female teachers from a number of key educational institutions of Raiwind and Lahore last month. More than 20 teachers from St. Peter’s High School, Lucie Harrison High School, and Wesleyan Schools, took part in the workshop which […]

South India’s missionaries gather for training

[Anglican Communion News Service] A symbolic sapling has been planted by the moderator of the Church of South India (CSI) during a gathering of 1,300 missionaries, missionary pastors, mission-field-in-charge persons and leaders of the diocesan mission boards for a three-day mission festival. The Most Rev. Govada Dyvasirvadam planted the sapling in a pot containing soil […]

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch

[Anglican Communion News Service] Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 9 became Britain’s longest reigning monarch and the longest serving supreme governor of the Church of England, surpassing the 63 years and 216 days record set by Queen Victoria. The Church of England itself did not officially marking the occasion. A spokesman for Lambeth […]