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Global ecumenical group re-launches Thursdays in Black campaign against gender violence

The World Council of Churches has unveiled new designs for its ecumenical Thursdays in Black campaign against rape and sexual violence.

19 July 2018

Archbishop Winston Halapua begins retirement tour across Diocese of Polynesia

Archbishop Winston Halapua, a Primate of the Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, prepares for his retirement in August.

18 July 2018

Bishop steps into election campaign with challenge to anti-gang rhetoric

Bishop Philip Huggins has challenged the Victoria Liberal Party, saying its election rhetoric risks negatively stereotyping young people.

16 July 2018

Rare 1616 King James Bible found in cupboard of 57-year-old New Zealand church

A rare original edition of the 1616 King James Bible has been found in the cupboard of a 1960s church in Manawatū, New Zealand.

13 July 2018

Negotiations begin for “amicable separation” following same-sex relationships vote

Talks have begun to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and Christchurch Diocese. 

06 July 2018

Groundbreaking document released on how Anglicans and Roman Catholics can learn from each other

Statement by commission for dialogue between Roman Catholic and Anglican churches seen as "important step" on pilgrimage towards fuller unity in Christ.

04 July 2018

Global South theologians reflect on evangelism throughout the Anglican Communion

Theologians have met to discuss how the Anglican Communion engages in evangelism in preparation for the Lambeth Conference in 2020.

28 June 2018

Celebrations held to mark intra-provincial diocesan companion links

Some long-established companion links between dioceses in the Anglican Communion are celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

22 June 2018

Justice Select Committee hears New Zealand bishops’ concern over proposed euthanasia law

Bishops in New Zealand opposed to the legalisation of medically assisted suicide have warned that initial “safeguards” can be loosened.

22 June 2018

Pope Francis: walking together is “an act of obedience to the Lord and love for our world”

Pope Francis has given a strong message about the ecumenical journey during a visit to the World Council of Churches’ HQ in Geneva.

21 June 2018

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The first graduates from Gambella Theological College

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Countdown to Lambeth 2020

Archbishops from around the Communion have been speaking to ACNS about looking forward to the Lambeth Conference in 2020 as planning for the event gathers momentum and giving their views on the importance of the Anglican Communion.

Easter messages from Anglican Primates

A collection of Easter Messages issued by Primates of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion.