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Anglican commission begins work to develop global safeguarding procedures

Work has begun to make the Churches of the Anglican Communion safe places for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

15 November 2017

Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Reformed and Anglicans “drawn into deeper communion”

An agreement between the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches was the focus of a Reformation anniversary service at Westminster Abbey.

31 October 2017

Archbishop Welby to present ACC Reformation resolution to Catholic and Lutheran leaders

An Anglican Consultative Council resolution on justification by faith will feature in an ecumenical service in Westminster Abbey next week.

24 October 2017

Secretary General rejects criticism over Walking Together resolution

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has rejected criticism from six former members of the ACC’s standing committee of statements made during and after ACC-16 about Resolution 16.24 – “Walking Together” – which deals with the ACC's response to the Primates’ Meeting in January.

08 May 2016

Reformation and unity in ACC's ecumenical resolutions

A call for Anglicans to commemorate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the commendation of a number of new inter-denominational agreements and reports were amongst a raft of ecumenical resolutions adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month.

26 April 2016

Provinces urged to adopt Anglican Communion Sunday

The provinces of the Anglican Communion have been invited to set aside the Sunday closest to the feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury (26 May) as Anglican Communion Sunday, with a special focus of prayer for the Communion.

25 April 2016

Cathedral indaba eases political tensions in Zambia

The announcement that Zambia would go to the polls for a tripartite general election in August sparked an increase in violent incidents, of a kind rarely seen in the Central African nation. And as the tensions rose, political leaders from all the main political parties turned to the Church for help.

25 April 2016

Central Africa applied "embassy" protocol for ACC's visiting female priests

When the ACC met for its 16th plenary meeting (ACC-16) in Zambia this month, female priests and bishops who were part of the ACC were able to celebrate the Eucharist within the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, even though the province of Central Africa does not ordain women.

25 April 2016

Anglican Consultative Council pass 45 resolutions by assent

The Anglican Consultative Council meeting in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, last week has approved 45 resolutions on issues relating from intentional discipleship to the continuing detention of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi; and from gender-based violence to the environment.

22 April 2016

Men and boys have role in fight for gender justice

The fight for “just and equal gender relationships” should not be left to women and girls; but must “fully involve” men and boys, the Anglican Consultative Council has said. It urged Anglican provinces to continue to empower “girls and boys, women and men, to live and work in relationships that reflect Christian values of love, dignity and justice.”

22 April 2016

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

Features 

The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.