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Lambeth Palace gathering to strengthen religious liberty as Commonwealth leaders meet

Parliamentarians and religious leaders from around the Commonwealth will meet to discuss ways to strengthen religious liberty.

23 March 2018

Archbishop of Canterbury’s “relationships” task group plans Season of Repentance and Prayer

A season of repentance and prayer is being considered by the Task Group established to restore relationships in the Anglican Communion.

23 March 2018

Faith leaders discuss gender justice at UN Commission on the Status of Women side-event

Faith groups have huge potential to live and work for justice in communities, the ACO’s director for women in Church and Society said.

23 March 2018

Priest in same-sex marriage loses legal challenge over bishop’s “discriminatory” response

Appeal Court says C of E did not unlawfully discriminate against priest in a same-sex marriage when it refused to give him a licence.

22 March 2018

Domestic abuse happens in churches too: new research highlights churchgoers’ experience

New research into domestic abuse amongst churchgoers shows that one in four people have experienced abuse in their current relationship.

21 March 2018

Archbishop of Canterbury gives evidence to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

A public inquiry examining institutional responses to child sexual abuse in England and Wales has heard from Archbishop Justin Welby.

21 March 2018

Work begins to clear mines from Qasr el Yahud – the west bank site of Jesus’ baptism

Work to clear mines from the site of Jesus’ baptism at Qasr el Yahud has begun, almost two years after the project was announced.

20 March 2018

Archbishop Justin Welby urges Commonwealth leaders to have “the courage to dream big”

Abp Justin Welby has spoken of his hopes that Commonwealth heads of government will have “the courage to dream big” at next month for their biennial meeting.

19 March 2018

Bishops in England and New Zealand step down to pursue new callings

The Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Rylands, are stepping down to pursue new callings.

19 March 2018

Anglican Churches bring “unheard voices of women” to inter-governmental meeting

Heads of Government from the 53 members of the Commonwealth will benefit from the wisdom of “unheard voices of women”.

15 March 2018


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Tairawhiti Bishop, Don Tamihere, elected as Primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

The Anglican Church of ANZP have announced that Bishop Don Tamihere has been elected Archbishop of the Province’s Maori Tikanga.

Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa’s 2020 vision for reviving God’s work in Tanzania

The next Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania will consult with bishops and lay leaders as the province prepares for its 50th anniversary.