National Council of Churches calls for cessation of ‘hostile acts and rhetoric’ between US, North Korea

[National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA] The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a cataclysmic nuclear war. […]

National Council of Churches in Korea issues emergency letter to Moon

[World Council of Churches] In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula. In the letter, the NCCK reiterated its hope to see a peaceful reunification of South and North Korea, but tension has has […]

Church of South India urged to back environmentally sustainable development

[Anglican Communion News Service] Environmental campaigners from across the Church of South India have called on the CSI Synod to step up its commitment to sustainable values. Delegates from 24 dioceses across CSI issued a wide-ranging declaration after a two-day workshop last month. The Kanyakumari Declaration urges the CSI to be more far-sighted – and […]

Hong Kong cathedral hosts celebration of Anglican diocese

[Anglican Communion News Service] St John’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island, held a special service “Celebrating Hong Kong” this week to celebrate the “vibrancy, diversity and achievements of Hong Kong.” During the service, faith leaders and the chief executive of Hong Kong SAR took part in candle lighting and […]

Religious leaders emphasize interfaith harmony for peace in Pakistan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Interfaith and religious harmony is essential to bring about “guaranteed long-term peace and stability” in Pakistan, senior faith leaders said at a peace conference organized by the Diocese of Peshawar. Bishop Humphrey Peters, who has since been elected as the new Primate and Moderator of the Church of Pakistan, convened the meeting, […]

Churches mobilized as Sri Lanka floods death toll passes 200

[Anglican Communion News Service] Clergy in Sri Lanka have been urged to prepare their churches and church halls to provide refuge for people displaced by serious flooding in the country’s Southern and Sabaragamuwa regions. On May 31, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center said that 202 people had died as a result of the devastating floods and […]

Women’s mentoring is focus of Thailand gathering

[Anglican Communion News Service] Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a consultation April 20-22 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was convened by the World Council of Churches Department on Ecumenical Theological Education and supported by the Foundation for […]

International Anglican students gather in Philippines

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than forty students from Japan, Korea and the Philippines have taken part in an international learning program at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City in the Philippines organized by CUAC – the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, a world-wide network of Anglican colleges and universities. Full article.

Anglican secretary general briefs bishops of Pakistan during retreat in England

[Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has told the Church of Pakistan it has something to offer to the Communion because of its experience of being a minority church in a Muslim Country. The eight Bishops of Pakistan, during a three-day retreat in England, were questioning how their […]

Presiding Bishop visits the Diocese of Taiwan

‘To follow Jesus is to become who God intended you to be’

[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought the message of the Jesus Movement to the Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan during its recent Diocesan Synod, Feb. 24-26, telling Taiwanese Episcopalians to “follow Jesus in the Episcopal way.” “If you follow in the way of Jesus and your life begins to reflect his […]