Episcopal Church-United Methodists Dialogue offers report

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue has presented the following report on their work: The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee met in Washington, D.C., to continue its work on establishing a full communion relationship between the two denominations. The committee has adopted a draft proposal for full communion titled A Gift […]

From Alaska to Zululand, Anglicans act ecumenically in the Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world have taken part in a wide variety of events to mark this year’s Season of Creation, an ecumenical focus on the environment that ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4. The Season of Creation was originally proposed by the Ecumenical Patriarch to run from the Orthodox Church’s World […]

Anglicans and other Christian leaders demand action on climate change

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five Anglican archbishops have joined other Christian leaders in calling for governments to implement the promises they made at the Paris Climate Change talks. Political leaders from 197 nations will gather in Bonn, Germany, in November for the next phase of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23); and the Christian leaders […]

U.K. Christians and Jews celebrate 75 years of interfaith relations

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, has used a speech to the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) to talk about how people encounter what he termed “the other.” Respect for the other was needed for people of distinct faiths to engage in encounters with one another, he said. And he argued […]

Irish Roman Catholic primate preaches at Anglican Reformation service

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Roman Catholic primate of all Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, delivered a homily in Armagh’s Anglican Cathedral at a special choral evensong to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In the presence of the Anglican primate, Archbishop Richard Clarke, Martin spoke about three ways of reconciling the Reformation by emphasizing “the […]

Global Anglican commission to tackle interreligious tensions

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new global commission to “bring mutual understanding and build trust where there is ignorance, fear and hostility” between different faith groups has been launched Oct. 6 at the Anglican Communion’s Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England. The new Anglican Inter Faith Commission had been requested by members of the Anglican Consultative […]

Robin Dodge named as Rio Grande’s Canon for Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue

Bishop Michael L. Vono, D.D., announces the appointment of Fr. Robin Dodge as Canon for Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue for the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. Fr. Dodge, who is the Rector of Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe, will be inducted as Canon during the opening Eucharist of the 65th Annual Convention […]

Coptic pope opens new Anglican media center

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new state-of-the-art media center for the Anglican Diocese of Egypt has been officially opened by Pope Tawadros II, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The diocese is one of four in the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Read the entire story here.

Religious leaders file Supreme Court brief against Trump travel ban

[Diocese of Washington] Six Episcopal bishops and a wide-ranging group of other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh leaders filed an amicus brief this week in the Supreme Court case challenging President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13780, known as the travel ban. The executive order, which the faith leaders claim discriminates against Muslims on the basis of […]

Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian theologians meet in South Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] Theologians from the Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian traditions gathered in the South African city of Durban last week for the third International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD). Their focus was to seek ways to grow closer in unity and mission around the world. Full article.