In this message, released in advance of this year’s High-Level Meeting on Ending Aids (8-10 June 2016), Archbishop Justin Welby celebrates the great progress that has been made to eliminate Aids as a threatening global disease by 2030, and calls for a “great further step” the mobilisation of “political, financial, technical and clinical resources through communities” to make this a reality.
Pictures of Faith is a documentary series by Brazillian television. This episode, with English subtitles by Christopher Schwenk, focuses on the work of Igreja Espicopal Anglicana do Brasil - the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil. (Duration: 26' 08")
Six months after terrorists brought death and destruction to the streets of Paris; and just over six weeks since similar carnage was visited on Brussels, leaving more than 160 people dead and many more injured, ACNS spoke to the clergy of the Anglican churches in the cities to see how they and their congregations are coping now.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks about the Lord’s Prayer in the context of the C of E’s “Great Wave of Prayer” leading up to Pentecost Sunday. “It is a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying, and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas; it is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in thousands of languages, and yet it is intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ; it is simple enough to be memorised by small children, and yet profound enough to sustain a lifetime of prayer.”
Recently, Anglican Media Melbourne’s Chris Shearer visited the Kurdish controlled areas of Northern Iraq to see the humanitarian crisis there for himself. This video recounts what he saw, and the stories of those who are still struggling to survive months and even years after fleeing their homes.
The Revd Canon Dr Phil Groves, who for the past 10 years has led the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba conflict transformation and reconciliation ministry, is to leave his post at the end of July to return to parish ministry. Dr Groves will become Associate Rector in the Wychert Vale Benefice in the Church of England’s Diocese of Oxford.
The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has opened a new parish in central France. The new church of St Alcuin of York will serve an English-speaking congregation in the Touraine. It will meet in two separate buildings: l’Eglise Protestante in Tours and the Roman Catholic l’Eglise St Michel in Savigny-en-Véron.
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Holding together in diversity - reflections on the ACC meeting in Lusaka
The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.
The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.
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