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"Heartbroken" bishops back South Sudan peace move

[ACNS by Adrian Butcher]  Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced.

 

23 June 2017

Bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole Communion

The eighth annual meeting of Bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with the Bishop of Niagara,  Michael Bird, suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion. 

 

22 June 2017

Access to clean water improves health in Tanzania

As the drowsy heat of afternoon descends, traffic on the footpath leading out of the village slows to a trickle. But small groups of women and children still regularly walk up to fill their large plastic buckets from the stainless-steel pump at the top of a rise of land overlooking a rice paddy.

09 June 2017

Reflecting on Thy Kingdom Come

It’s emerged that churches in eighty five countries participated in Thy Kingdom Come, a prayer initiative between Ascension Day and Pentecost (25th May – 4th June).

07 June 2017

Newly ordained Anglicans and seminarians on fact finding visit to Anglican Communion office

Recently ordained Anglicans and seminarians from fourteen countries have visited the Anglican Communion Office in London to learn about its work through a series of presentations by staff members.

06 June 2017

Anglican green campaigners 'sorrow' at US Paris pullout

The Anglican Communion Environmental Network has added its voice to those condemning President Donald Trump for deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

05 June 2017

Shrine security increased ahead of Uganda’s Martyrs Day

Security in and around the Namugongo district of Uganda has been increased ahead of tomorrow’s Martyrs Day commemorations.

02 June 2017

USPG chief Janette O’Neill to step down

The international Anglican mission agency USPG has announced that its chief executive, Janette O’Neill, is to retire at the end of August.

30 May 2017

Anglicans and Roman Catholics agree statement on ecclesiology

Members of the third-phase of the Anglican - Roman Catholic International Commission (Arcic) have agreed a statement on ecclesiology

30 May 2017

Anglican Church playing key role in tackling malaria in southern Africa

The Bishops of Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe took part in recent World Malaria Day events along the shared borders between the four countries.

25 May 2017

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

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.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.