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Religious minorities in Bangladesh "victims of intolerance and persecution"

“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.

17 May 2017

New Prime Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines

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.

16 May 2017

Condemnation of Bishop's arrest in Philippines

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.

15 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

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

Easter message from Archbishop Ng Moon Hing

Easter message from Archbishop Ng Moon Hing, Province of South East Asia

18 April 2017

Easter message from Archbishop Ian Ernest, Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

Easter message from Archbishop Ian Ernest, Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

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

Easter Message from the Moderator of the Church of South India

An Easter Message from the Moderator of the Church of South India, the Most Revd Thomas K Oommen.

13 April 2017

CSI recommits to gender equity in society

The Church of South India leadership has stated in unequivocal terms that it is committed to gender equity in society. 

28 March 2017

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VIDEO: St Clement's relief efforts

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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.