St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Anglican Church of Australia, now has a weekly Mandarin language service, presided over by the Reverends Rick and Jessica Cheung. Mandarin is the second most spoken language in Australia today.
Anglican Media Melbourne was there for the launch, and spoke with Rick and Jessica about this new area of outreach to Mandarin-speakers living in and visiting Melbourne.
The Most Revd Roger Herft, Archbishop of Perth in the Anglican Church of Australia, challenges the Australian church to face its history and recognise that for many years the Aboriginal people were considered subhuman.
He tells the story of a visiting African Bishop to highlight the reality that even today Aboriginal peoples are ignored and isolated in Australian society and that “it takes an outsider to shine a light on the reality we live in”.
Bishop Herft was born and raised in Sri Lanka. He moved to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 1983 and three years later was elected Bishop of Waikato. His ministry there was shaped by his relationship with the Maori who enabled him to understand that the “breath he breathed is shared by all who lived on the land”.
In 1993 he began his ministry in Australia as Bishop of Newcastle. There he found a different relationship between the dominant white population and the Aboriginal peoples.
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In an interview at The Episcopal Church's 78th General Convention, the Most Revd Samuel Robert Azariah talks with The Living Church about the Church of Pakistan (United) and how Anglicans can support churches living in a context of persecution.
Bishop Azariah also outlines the need for reconciliation within The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, and his vision for healing and understanding.
In an interview with the Episcopal News Service, The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry speaks about his priorities for leadership and administration, the role of the church in engaging God’s mission in the world, the state of race relations in the US, the importance of Anglican Communion partnerships, and his commitment to what he calls the Jesus Movement - to go out into the world “to bear witness to the good news of Jesus.”
Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba explains why he fasted for the climate during the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, 1-11 June 2015.
Pastors and young people in Egypt have held an unprecedented meeting to exchange ideas. A spokesperson for the Diocese in Egypt said: “The day aimed for youth to speak about their honest opinion of the church and the liturgy in order to reduce the gap between the youth and the church.”
Students attending a three week course at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute near Geneva have learned about communication and peacebuilding, with the hope of serving as peacemakers in their own contexts.
Side by Side to a just future
Reflections of the Anglican Pilgrimage Conference for seminarians and clergy
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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