Egyptian Anglicans in peace building partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Egypt has announced a landmark partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria Library) to advance cooperation in art, science, culture, peace-building, dialogue and the combating of extremism. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a modern organization designed to “recapture the spirit” of the ancient library of Alexandria, one of […]

Reformation Anniversary: Statement from the archbishops of Canterbury and York

[Lambeth Palace press release] Ahead of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, which starts Jan. 18, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu said: “This year, churches around the world will be […]

Scottish Episcopal Church ‘distressed’ at Quran offense, says primus

[Anglican Communion News Service] The head of the Scottish Episcopal Church says the Church is “deeply distressed” at the offense caused by the reading of a passage from the Quran in a Glasgow cathedral. The primus, the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, also condemned a subsequent wave of abuse received by St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. Police have […]

New Zealand: Archbishop Brown Turei dies at 92

[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Brown Turei, one of the leaders of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, died peacefully in Gisborne Hospital on Jan. 9 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 92. Turei, who had ties to the Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui Maori tribes, had signaled his intention to retire from […]

Canterbury backs Southern Africa primate in church v state row

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has declared his support for Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba in a dispute with the South African president. In his Christmas sermon, Makgoba had rejected a call from President Jacob Zuma for the church to stay out of politics. In a statement, Zuma later said that […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2017 New Year message

Read the transcript of the Archbishop’s message: Recently I stood in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, which was bombed on 14th November, 1940. On the remains of the wall behind the altar are written the words, ‘Father Forgive’ – echoing the words that Jesus prayed as his enemies crucified him. The day after the bombing, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter

Thursday 22nd December 2016 Read the Archbishop’s Christmas letter to churches around the world Christmas 2016, Lambeth Palace, London Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh who by the action of God and the obedience of His blessed Mother, the God bearer, came to dwell among us, Emmanuel. In November, I visited […]

Video: Young adult missionary transformed by service in Tanzania

[Episcopal News Service] Andy Russell from the Diocese of Southern Virginia has served as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, where he supported the diocesan communications efforts and the Carpenter’s Kids orphan support program. The experience, Russell says, has helped him to grow and expand his outlook on life. […]

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.