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Christians urged to take part in carbon fast during Lent

The chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN), the Bishop of Swaziland, Ellinah Wamukoya, is inviting people to take part in a “carbon fast” during Lent – to examine their daily actions and reflect on how they impact the environment.

10 February 2017

Brazil's Christians given Lent environment focus

The Anglican Church in Brazil has teamed up with its national ecumenical partners to focus on the environment in the run-up to Easter. In his Lent message, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, says that members of the National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil had adopted Our Common Home: Our Responsibility as their theme for their Lent reflections.

11 February 2016

Too busy for Church on Ash Wednesday? Try Drive Thru

An Episcopal church in New Jersey is offering drivers who are too busy to go to church on Ash Wednesday an opportunity for prayer and the imposition of ashes without leaving their cars.

08 February 2016

Join Archbishop Welby's Ash Wednesday service - on Facebook

Anglicans around the world are being invited to join an Ash Wednesday service at Lambeth Palace next week – through the social media platform Facebook.

05 February 2016

Protect the environment with a candlelit dinner

Anglicans and other Christians are being challenged to take enjoy a candlelit dinner as part of a series of challenges for a “carbon fast” during Lent. The initiative comes from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and is being supported by the Anglican Communion’s Environmental Network (ACEN).

25 January 2016

Plight of refugees is examined in Lent study course from Us

The plight of refugees and the global issue of migration is the focus of a Lent study course produced by the Anglican mission agency United Society (Us)

28 October 2015

Lent Madness 2015 - Which saint will win the Golden Halo?

For the sixth year running, people worldwide are gearing up for Lent Madness

04 February 2015

Reaching out to the poor is an act of justice, not charity

Reaching out to the poor should not be viewed as an act of charity – but as an act of justice, says theologian in new Lent course for 2015

21 November 2014

Churches use Lent season to raise awareness on climate change

Lent, a season for prayers and reflections for Christians around the world has become an opportunity for the churches to respond to climate change, an issue which deeply impacts the communities they serve.

04 April 2014

Car-less Bishop to bike 2,000+ miles during Lent

The Bishop of Ramsbury normally drives 1500 miles a month for work - but is giving up his car for the six weeks of Lent!

10 March 2014


“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa


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.