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Water access in Zimbabwe key theme at roundtable discussion

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.

24 May 2017

WCC delegation in two day ecumenical visit to Zimbabwe

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.

19 May 2017

Disadvantaged communities in Burundi given major boost by Mothers' Union

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.

10 May 2017

Primate announced for Sudan, the Anglican Communion's newest Province

The Archbishop of the Internal Province of Sudan and Bishop of Khartoum, the Most Revd Ezekiel Kumir Kondo, has been appointed as the Primate of the newly created separate Province of Sudan.

09 May 2017

Global day of prayer to end famine

As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017, in response to the hunger crisis.

05 May 2017

"Urgency" to capture next generation spurs on plans for Anglican University in South Sudan

A charity is working with the Episcopal Church in South Sudan to open a multi-campus university within the next two years, with the aim of helping the next generation escape the violence that has plagued the country.

04 May 2017

Women's mentoring focus of Thailand gathering

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 20-22 April consultation in Bangkok, Thailand.

24 April 2017

Where despair prevails, South Sudan churches issue Easter hope message

For most of the world’s newest nation, wracked by internal conflict, joy seems far away, and yet for Christians, Easter is still a time of hope. A recent message from the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) says the Resurrection reminds us that even in this world there is “goodness and light with triumph”.

20 April 2017

Madagascar Bishop visits parishes affected by cyclone

Bishop Theophile Botomazava, of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar, has visited several parishes badly affected by cyclone Enawo.

18 April 2017

A selection of Easter Messages from Anglican Primates

A selection of Easter Messages from some of the Primates of the Anglican provinces.

13 April 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.