Episcopal, Chinese church relationship strengthened through visit

Presiding Bishop met with government, church leaders in Beijing and Shanghai

[Episcopal News Service – Beijing and Shanghai] It was building friendships and strengthening relationships that characterized the Most Rev. Michael Curry’s first official visit as presiding bishop and primate to Asia and Southeast Asia last month, including in China where he and his staff met with government officials and leaders of the Protestant Christian Church. […]

La visita del Obispo Primado fortalece los vínculos entre la Iglesia Episcopal y la Anglicana de Hong Kong

[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] En su primera visita oficial a la Provincia Anglicana de Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, el obispo primado Michael Curry descubrió que la Iglesia cristiana en Hong Kong y en el resto del Asia está creciendo, y robusteció su creencia de que las relaciones centradas en el evangelio son esenciales […]

U.S.-based, Philippine Episcopal churches enter concordat agreement

Presiding Bishop visited the Philippines on Asia, Southeast Asia tour

[Episcopal News Service – Manila, Philippines] When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Prime Bishop Renato Abibico recently signed a concordat agreement, they did so as equals. Longtime covenant companions, the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Church in the Philippines entered a new commitment to remain in partnership and to learn from one another in the areas […]

Church of Pakistan reflects on Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s coordinating officer, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, said that […]

Huge crowds celebrate bicentenary of south Indian church

[Anglican Communion News Service] Tens of thousands of Christians from across southern India joined moderators, bishops and other dignitaries from around the world at a huge celebration to mark the bicentenary of Madhya Kerala diocese on Saturday, Nov. 12. The gathering, at the Nehru Stadium in Kottayam, was the culmination of four years of events […]

Church of Pakistan remembers its martyrs

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has designated Sept. 22 – the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack against the country’s Christian community – as the Day of the Christian Martyrs in Pakistan. Twin suicide bombers killed 127 people and injured more than 250 others when they attacked All Saints Church in Peshawar […]

Fresh setback for Asia Bibi as Supreme Court appeal delayed

[Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy in a row over drinking water, will have to wait for her Supreme Court appeal after a hearing due to take place Oct. 13 was adjourned. Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, one of the panel of three judges due to […]

Call for ACC members to step up Asia Bibi campaign

[Anglican Communion News Service] Campaigners for a young Christian Pakistani woman on death row for allegedly breaking the blasphemy law have urged members of the Anglican Consultative Council to step up their efforts to get her released. Full article.

Two-decade wait finally over for Korean women’s ministry centre

[Anglican Communion News Service] After 20 years of prayers, hopes and fundraising, a new women’s mission center opened in Seoul, Korea, in early September. The idea for the center was first mooted in a resolution from the Anglican Church of Korea’s Women’s Forum in 1993. The project itself was launched in 1995 but it has […]

East Asia Youth Forum heralds call to full-time Christian ministry

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Council of Churches of East Asia (CCEA) Youth Forum was held in Hotel Transit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27 July until 1 August 2016 with the theme “Rise for God and Service to Neighbours through Christ”. A total of 93 young people from nine different countries participated in this event. […]