Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation to the UNCSW

Women’s Empowerment: A Gospel issue The priority theme for the 2014 session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW58) was “Challenges and Achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls”. We are at a historic point in global development and understanding as we review the […]

Anglican women gather in prayer to weave bonds of affection

Major conference hosted at Virginia Theological Seminary

[Episcopal News Service] Anglican women praying, weaving bonds of affection, participating in God’s life and love for the world, and reflecting on how such spiritual practice emerges in diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts was the focus of a March 14-16 conference at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, according to a press release. Conference participant Chrissie […]

Episcopal, Anglican women gather in NYC for UN Commission meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting in New York City March 10 to March 21 will bring together women and men from the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion. The 2014 theme of UNCSW is “Challenges and […]

Anglican Communion women to attend U.N. Commission

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from 18 provinces of the Anglican Communion are converging on New York to take part collectively in the annual session of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women. On Monday, March 10, the United Nations will launch the 58th session of the commission, which this year has the theme of […]

In England, women bishops a closer reality with new legislation

Final approval possible in July

[Episcopal News Service] For some it might be a case of déjà vu; for others it’s a new day as the Church of England cleared a major hurdle Feb. 11 giving its assent to new legislation that would enable women to become bishops. Meeting in Westminster, the church’s General Synod supported legislation “enabling women, as well […]

Belanger ordained as Episcopal Church’s first French female priest

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger loves to help people grow in their relationships with God. At the same time, she says, it is important not to be “trapped” in the church but to engage in mission and to reach out to people where they are. These are the principles that have guided […]

Zimbabwe Anglicans prepare for women’s ordination with CofE visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Harare Chad Gandiya has expressed his gratitude for a recent visit to his diocese by three women priests from the Church of England. The Rev. Canon Liz Walker, the Rev. Judy Henning and the Rev. Anne Jablonski, all from the Diocese of Rochester, traveled to the African nation with […]

England: House of Bishops welcomes female ‘participant observers’

[Church of England press release] The House of Bishops of the Church of England met for two days in York Dec. 9 and 10. This meeting was the first at which 8 female regional representatives attended the meeting as participant observers with the same rights as Provincial Episcopal Visitors. Over its meeting the house covered […]

Episcopal Relief & Development gets grant for ‘groundbreaking’ work

Grand Challenges Explorations funds innovative health, development programs

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Relief & Development announced Nov. 20 that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations grant winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will allow Episcopal Relief & Development, in collaboration with its Ghanaian partner, the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), to pursue an innovative […]

England: Synod approves next steps for women to become bishops

[Church of England press release] The General Synod of the Church of England has Nov. 20 approved a package of measures as the next steps to enable women to become bishops. In the debate in the morning session the synod welcomed the package of proposals outlined in the report of the Steering Committee for the […]