Australian Anglicans ‘sorry’ for complicity in domestic violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Australia has issued a “heartfelt apology” to victims of domestic violence for failures in teaching and pastoral care to support victims and hold perpetrators to account. The province’s General Synod last week approved a motion that committed the church to study the prevalence of domestic violence inside […]

Se aceptan solicitudes para delegados episcopales ante la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer en marzo de 2018

[14 de agosto de 2017] Se están aceptando solicitudes para un delegado/a provincial y hasta 20 delegados denominacionales para representar a la Iglesia Episcopal en la 62ª. Sesión de la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW, por su sigla en inglés) que tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Nueva York, […]

Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[Episcopal Church Office of Pubic Affairs] Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, NY, March 12-23, 2018. The provincial delegate and the churchwide delegates […]

Caribbean bishop calls for stronger rape laws in sexual offenses consultation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Howard Gregory has called for equal treatment for male and female victims of rape, a clearer definition of rape and an end to the exemption that prevents men being charged with raping their wives. He also called for the current legal prohibition against anal […]

Female Anglican bishops speak out on gender justice

[Anglican Communion News Service] The seven female bishops of the provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.” During the three day meeting, in the Diocese of Gippsland, to the east […]

Mothers’ Union warns against a ‘weakening resolve’ in fight for women’s empowerment

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union has warned against a “weakening resolve” in the fight for women’s empowerment and called upon the UK to do more to promote gender equality, and end discrimination against women in the workplace. Following the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which focused on “Women’s Economic Empowerment […]

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 […]

Burundian Anglicans march against gender-based violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho led a delegation from the Anglican Church of Burundi in a public march of several hundred people last month, in a public demonstration against gender-based violence. Archbishop Martin was joined on the march by the Bishop of Rumonge Pedaculi Birakengana and members of both provincial and diocesan staff […]

Anglican women pledge to ‘change the world’ after UN conference on economic empowerment

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican delegates attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York have returned home pledging to “change the world” after what they described as a life-changing time at the UN. The group, drawn from more than 20 countries, said UNCSW61 –which focused on women’s economic empowerment – […]

Anglicans in South India recommit to gender equality in society

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India leadership has stated in unequivocal terms that it is committed to gender equity in society. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the two-day orientation to representatives from the different CSI dioceses covering the five southern states in India, the Rev. Thomas K. Oomen, the CSO […]