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Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest in Canada

Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada,  last month.

25 April 2017

US priest rallies support for displaced Iraqi Christians

It took just one pivotal conversation for the Revd Chris Bishop to feel a powerful calling to travel to northern Iraq as an unofficial Episcopal ambassador to displaced Christians.

19 December 2016

Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral consecrated

Senior members of the Church of England joined the Patriarch of Antioch yesterday (Thursday) for the consecration of Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral.

25 November 2016

War-ravaged northern Iraq needs our help

In August 2014, the Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who was visiting Australia at the time, launched Anglican Overseas Aid’s Northern Iraq crisis appeal in August 2014. The Melbourne Anglican’s Chris Shearer visited northern Iraq to see how the money has been spent.

03 May 2016

Bishops express concern at extension of UK's anti-Daesh airstrikes

75 years after Coventry Cathedral was destroyed in an aerial bombing campaign that blitzed the city around it; the Bishop of Coventry has warned against the “unintended consequences” of both physical and ideological collateral damage during a debate over whether or not Britain should expand its anti-Daesh campaign in Iraq to also include targets in Syrian territory.

03 December 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on UK's anti-Daesh military campaign

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that the “Just War” criteria have been met to justify military action against Daesh (IS, ISIL, ISIS) in Syria; but warned that merely bombing Daesh targets would “confirm their dreadful belief that what they are doing is the will of God.” He called for a holistic approach to tackling Daesh, which should include a “global theological component”.

02 December 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury backs military in fight against Daesh

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed the use of military intervention in the fight against Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or IS). His backing came during a debate at the Church of England’s General Synod this week on a motion about the refugee crisis.

27 November 2015

Iraq: WCC delegation addresses displacement of religious, ethnic minorities

Ecumenical delegates visit Kurdistan region, current home to 80% of Christians remaining in Iraq

01 October 2015

Anglicans, Episcopalians standing in solidarity with persecuted minorities

Churches committed to walking alongside displaced Christian communities in Iraq, other parts of Middle East

13 April 2015

Iraqi refugees weather the winter

[Dio. of Sydney] As Iraqi Christians from the Nineveh Plain spend their first winter away from their homes, conditions are becoming extreme.

19 January 2015

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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.