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A small Episcopal church’s welcome to refugees hits the movie screens

The true story of how a group of Burmese refugees helped to save an Episcopal church in Tennessee has been turned into a movie.

17 August 2017

Solar suitcases bring light and life to mothers and babies in Mozambique

The overseas development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada is helping to save the lives of new-born babies in Mozambique through the provision of “solar suitcases.”

10 November 2016

Canadian relief agency reassures donors after Red Cross criticised on Haiti

The Primates’ World Relief and Development Fund has stressed that safeguards are in place to ensure donations are well-spent.

02 November 2016

Threshing to end global hunger

Farmers from across Canada and the US States broke a world threshing record while raising funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank which supports agriculture in Africa.

09 August 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire finally under control

The wildfire that has been raging in and around Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, is finally under control, but it could take until next year until the flames are finally extinguished.

06 July 2016

Anglicans mark World Refugee Day

The number of people displaced from their homes by war and persecution hit a record-breaking 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the UN said today in a report released to mark World Refugee Day.

20 June 2016

Anglicans pitch in for Fort McMurray fire relief

As evacuees from Fort McMurray contemplate waiting weeks before they can return to their fire-ravaged city, Anglicans are continuing to reach out in support. On Friday, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund announced an initial grant of $15,000 to the diocese of Athabasca, in which Fort McMurray falls, to help with its immediate needs.

12 May 2016

Anglicans respond to Canadian town's wildfire evacuation

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has asked for “the prayers of the whole church” in response to a major wildfire in Alberta that has resulted in the town of Fort McMurray and neighbouring communities being subjected to an enforced evacuation as firefighters predict that much of the town will be destroyed.

05 May 2016

Prayers and action following Ecuador earthquake

The presiding bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church has called for prayer for the people of Ecuador following last weekend’s devastating earthquake which has so far claimed the lives of 570 people. A further 155 remain missing; and 7,015 others are known to be injured. Almost 25,000 people are currently living in emergency shelters.

21 April 2016

Consecration stalls Canadian singing trio

After performing together for 19 years, the Three Cantors – Archdeacon David Pickett, Dean Peter Wall, Bishop-elect William Cliff and maestro Angus Sinclair – will return to the church that hosted their first performance to sing a final concert before Cliff is consecrated seventh bishop of the diocese of Brandon.

02 February 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.