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Asian Christians celebrate diamond jubilee of first regional ecumenical group

More than 6,000 people attended the diamond jubilee ceremony of the Christian Conference of Asia - the world’s oldest regional ecumenical organisation.

16 October 2017

600 church leaders gather to discuss “mission in an Asian context”

Christians from around Asia are gathering in Myanmar to reflect on mission in an Asian context at the fourth Asian Mission Conference.

12 October 2017

East Asia Youth Forum heralds call to full time Christian ministry

The Council of Churches of East Asia Youth Forum was held in Kuala Lumpur recently with the theme “Rise for God and Service to Neighbours through Christ”. 

26 August 2016

Concern for mental health stigma after Sagamihara stabbings

The Bishop of Yokohama has expressed concern that the murder of 19 people at a care home in Sagamihara last week could result in negative attitudes towards people with mental illness.

03 August 2016

East Asia youth forum to ignite fire of revival

Anglican provinces across East Asia are staging a cross-provincial youth forum to encourage potential new leaders and to “ignite the fire of revival” in the region.

25 July 2016

Church apologises for inhumane treatment of leprosy patients

The Synod of the Anglican Church in Japan, the Nippon Sei Ko kai (NSKK) has issued a public apology for their part in the isolation and inhumane treatment of people with Hansen’s Disease (leprosy). 

28 June 2016

Young Anglican academics offered research fellowship in Japan

The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK), the Anglican Church in Japan, is offering young Anglican academics the opportunity to undertake a fully funded 18-month research fellowship in Tokyo.

23 June 2016

Japanese Anglicans open support centre following earthquakes

The Anglican Church in Japan is drawing on its experience of the 2011 tsunami to respond to the powerful earthquakes that struck the island nation last month. Twin earthquakes of 6.5 and 7.3-magnitude in April caused extensive damage in Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu, the southern island of Japan, killing over 65 people and injuring nearly 1,600.

17 May 2016

Japan's Anglicans call for end to nuclear power: "Fukushima was warning from God"

On the fifth anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, the Anglican Church in Japan is reissuing its call for a world without nuclear power plants.

03 March 2016

Japan's churches call for end to racial discrimination

Representatives from 20 Japanese churches, including the Anglican Episcopal Church in Japan, have called on the Japanese government to “eliminate racial discrimination” in the country and to introduce laws to “outlaw hate speech and other forms of discrimination.” 

02 December 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.