The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has expressed serious concerns about the declaration of martial law on Tuesday in Mindanao in southern Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Participants at the first meeting of a co-ordinating group for the “Season of Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-making” have expressed excitement and optimism about the ideas that are starting to take shape.
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The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.
A roundtable discussion on Zimbabwe has taken place at Lambeth Palace, drawing together, amongst others, the Bishop of Matabeleland, a representative of the British Foreign Office and a water supply expert who has worked extensively in a number of African countries.
The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Revd. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe leading a delegation of church leaders from Europe, Africa and North America. The two-day trip is an ecumenical solidarity visit to manifest Christian churches’ support for the people of Zimbabwe.
A Mothers’ Union programme to reach the most disadvantaged communities in Burundi has produced startling results bucking the trend in one of the world’s poorest countries.
“Bangladesh’s religious minorities have been facing attacks since the 2014 national election. During the elections, minority-dominated villages were the worst attacked places, where individuals and groups associated with pro-Islamist parties looted and burned properties and residences owned by members of Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religions in different parts of the country.
The Rt. Revd Joel A. Pachao has been elected as the 6th prime bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines. Revd Pachao, 61, is currently the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines, based in Baguio City in Benguet Province. He was one of three nominees.
The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has condemned the arrest and detention of the Bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church) – Bishop Carlos Morales last week. Bishop Morales was arrested with his wife, driver and a companion at a checkpoint in the village of Gango in Ozamis City in the Philippines.
A suggestion for full communion between Episcopalians and Methodists has emerged after lengthy dialogue between the two denominations. The proposal is the culmination of fifteen years of exploration and more than fifty years of formal talks.
The USPG is appealing for financial support to help desperately needed ongoing aid work, weeks after the devastating landslides and floods in Peru.
A Canadian Bishop elect will not now be consecrated after a ruling by the House of Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon. The Bishops registered their objection to the election of the Revd Jacob Worley under Canon 4 (b) vi “That he or she teaches or holds or within five years previously taught or held anything contrary to the Doctrine or Discipline of the Anglican Church of Canada.”
The Church of South India has expressed significant concern over a government recommendation that genetically modified mustard be made commercially available.
The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has issued the following statement after the attack at a concert venue in Manchester in northern England in which twenty two people were killed and fifty nine injured.
The Conference of European Churches is hosting a conference and networking event for European church and ecumenical communicators and journalists in September.
The Anglican Church in New Zealand has said the future of ChristChurch Cathedral, which has been derelict since an earthquake six years ago, will be decided this September.
Sixteen young leaders from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have started two weeks of training in the South Pacific island of Tonga to help their communities adapt to climate change. The course will aim to improve their resilience in the face of the disasters, such as cyclones and flooding, that climate change brings.
The Anglican Missions Office has launched an emergency appeal in support of the victims of what was reportedly the worst tropical storm to hit the South Pacific in the month of May. Tropical cyclone Donna unleashed winds of up to 300kmh on Northern Vanuatu over the weekend.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians of all denominations are preparing to take part in the international prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come” which starts next week.
As the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) gathered for its 12th Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia from 10-16 May, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit presented greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches, a worldwide fellowship of 348 member churches which represents more than half a billion Christians around the world.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place currently in the UK, The Mission to Seafarers is highlighting the mental health challenges faced by seafarers and calling on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare.
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