The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ.
The aim of the wave of prayer running from Ascension to Pentecost (25 May to 4 June 2017) is to unite Christian churches in a focused time of prayer for more people to come to know Jesus Christ and for the Holy Spirit to give them confidence in being witnesses about their faith.
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Be Bold For Change - inspiration in the House of Lords
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek inspired and challenged MPs and guests at an event in the House of Lords on Tuesday 7 March to mark International Women’s Day. Seven organisations teamed up for this event in the House of Lords, bringing both a challenge and some inspiring stories on gender equality. For the full story click here
Anglican, episcopal and Mothers' Union delegates talk about their hopes for UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017
The Archbishop of Canterbury is to launch a new training session aimed at helping Christians to share their faith.
The video, which will be available for download and use in churches from 20 March 2017, is part of Thy Kingdom Come – the global wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.
In this trailer, the Archbishop is featured in conversation with the Ven Liz Adekunle, the Archdeacon of Hackney; Rachel Gardner, youth worker and founder of Romance Academy; and the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford.The four discuss how and why Christians share their faith, what some of the barriers are, and how to build confidence in evangelism.
The Archbishop of Cape Town has appealed to people in industrialised countries to fight climate change through changing their lifestyles, in the wake of drought and flooding in southern Africa. The Most Rev Dr Thabo Makgoba called for people in developed countries to eat less red meat and recycle more to reduce the amount of plastic dumped in the seas. His remarks were made in an interview given in the UK to promote the JustWater campaign by churches worldwide to raise awareness of drought and floods and the need for access to safe water supplies and sanitation across the world. To read an address given in full by Archbishop Thabo at St Mary le Bow Church in the City of London see http://archbishop.anglicanchurchsa.org/
[ACNS by Adrian Butcher] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced.
The eighth annual meeting of Bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with the Bishop of Niagara, Michael Bird, suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion.
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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.
A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Uganda’s then-president, Idi Amin.
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