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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

Diocese of Tasmania’s Synod approves property-sales to fund abuse redress

The Tasmania Diocesan Synod has approved in principle the sale of up to 108 properties to fund redress for victims of abuse in Australia.

04 June 2018

Diocese of Tasmania to sell churches to fund redress to victims of abuse

The Bishop of Tasmania has published a list of 78 parish and diocesan properties that could be sold to fund redress to victims of abuse.

30 May 2018

Sea of Hands art piece promotes Reconciliation Week at Australia’s Newcastle Cathedral

The social care charity Samaritans is staging an art exhibition at Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle to promote indigenous Reconciliation.

29 May 2018

Australian and Irish bishops issue separate statements on same-sex relationships

Australian bishops respond to legalisation of same-sex marriage; Irish bishops say there is “little appetite” for more discussions on sexuality.

15 May 2018

Christians across the world join together to pray “Thy Kingdom Come”

Christians around the world are pledging to mark the time between Ascension and Pentecost by prayering: “Thy Kingdom Come”

03 May 2018

Rio Tinto faces up to Church of England shareholders’ resolution on coal-lobby

A C of E resolution challenging Rio Tinto’s continuing support for pro-coal lobby groups gained the support of 18 per cent of shareholders.

03 May 2018

Faith leaders unite to oppose plans for new coal mine in Northern Queensland

More than 50 religious leaders from across Australia have called on energy company Adani Group to abandon plans for a new coal mine.

19 April 2018

Easter message from Archbishop Philip Freier

An Easter message from the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier.

27 March 2018

Bishop appeals for prayer after attacks on Muslims leads to state of emergency

The senior Anglican bishop in Sri Lanka has spoken out against an outbreak of violence targeting Muslim communities in central Kandy.

14 March 2018

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Anglican Communion primates address Church of England’s General Synod

Features 

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.