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German Protestant Kirchentag opens to call for renewal of global order

Former United States president Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of tens of thousands of people on 25 May, the first full day of Germany’s biggest Protestant gathering, the Kirchentag, or “church festival”.

 

26 May 2017

New annual prayer day links dioceses in South America and northern England

People in two dioceses on opposite sides of the globe are today (25/5) engaging in their first joint annual prayer day. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, and the Bishop of Northern Argentina, the Rt Revd Nick Drayson have sent reciprocal filmed messages of greeting.

 

25 May 2017

Church of South India expresses 'anguish' over government backing for GM food product

The Church of South India has expressed significant concern over a government recommendation that genetically modified mustard be made commercially available. 

23 May 2017

Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack

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.

23 May 2017

Amplifying the Christian voice in a secular Europe

The Conference of European Churches is hosting a conference and networking event for European church and ecumenical communicators and journalists in September.

19 May 2017

Two Iranian Christians face a court hearing this weekend

Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday.

19 May 2017

New Primate for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Diocese of Jerusalem has been elected as the next Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

18 May 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury's praise for "bridge-building" Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,  has concluded his longest pastoral visit to a diocese outside the Church of England by praising the Archbishop of Jerusalem's "bridge-building" work between Israelis and Palestinians.

15 May 2017

Church caught up in conflict now a 'symbol of renewal and life'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the imminent re-opening of St Peter's Anglican Church in Jaffa as a story of hope. The church has been closed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The Diocese of Jerusalem is now working on renovating it, with hopes that worship will soon resume there.

12 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.