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Meet "the coolest grandma on Earth"

As part of its campaign against cuts in the Australian government’s aid budget, Anglican Overseas Aid, has produced this video featuring Grandma Martha, from Nyeri County in Kenya. Grandma Martha had to raise her grandchildren after her son died from HIV. In the video, she explains the difference Australian aid has made in the life of her family and community.

16 June 2016 | YouTube | Open media

Archbishop Welby on the UK's EU Referendum

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, explains why he supports the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union. The country will hold a referendum on 23 June when voters will decide whether to remain or leave in the 28-member inter-state trading and political union. Opinion polls show that the nation is evenly divided on the issue.

14 June 2016 | YouTube | Open media

VIDEO: Chaplains' View on EU Vote

The world will be watching when the UK votes on whether to stay in the EU later this month. Interventions by President Obama and the heads of the US Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund, among others, prove this has become a global story. The result will have ramifications for immigration, trade and security beyond Europe’s shores. Anglican clergy across the continent are watching the whirlwind of claim and counter-claim about the impact of a vote to leave.  Several chaplains in the Diocese of Europe have been giving ACNS their perspective.

08 June 2016 | YouTube | Open media

An end to Aids by 2030

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.

18 May 2016 | YouTube | Open media

Pictures of Faith - Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil

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")

12 May 2016 | Vimeo | Open media

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EU referendum: Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of York John Sentamu have issued this joint statement today after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

EU referendum: Statement by the Primus of Scotland

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, has responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the UK with the following statement.


C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

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.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

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.