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ExxonMobil concede defeat in climate change battle with Church of England

ExxonMobil says it will comply with a C of E climate change resolution, as a paris summit discusses new ways to address the “emergency”.

13 December 2017

Bishops condemn abuse of police power in state-attacks on universities in Brazil

Bishops in Brazil have spoken out against police abuse of power after the Rector of the Federal University of Santa Catarina killed himself.

12 December 2017

Archbishop of Cape Town urges ANC members to be “architects of a flourishing South Africa”

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has urged members of South Africa’s ruling ANC to “follow their consciences” as they elect a new leader.

12 December 2017

Church leaders criticise President Trump over recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The announcement by US President Donald Trump on the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been criticised by church leaders.

07 December 2017

Anglican Communion Secretary General “excited” by his new peace role in Nigeria

Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has spoken of his excitement at being appointed to lead a peace commission in the Nigerian state of Kaduna.

01 December 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes in Anglo-American diplomatic Twitter row

In a rare political intervention, Archbishop Justin Welby has criticised US President Donald Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos.

30 November 2017

Victorian euthanasia vote a cause for lament, says Australian primate

The upper house of the state parliament in Victoria has approved a Bill to legalise assisted suicide despite a campaign by church leaders.

23 November 2017

Euthanasia rejected in one Australian state, debate rages in another

The state parliament of New South Wales has rejected a bill to legalise euthanasia; while a debate in Victoria was adjourned until Tuesday.

17 November 2017

Between a crisis and a kairos: Zimbabwean church leaders call for national dialogue

The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations say that the country is “between a crisis and a kairos” and call for prayer and dialogue.

15 November 2017

Call for protected freedom of speech after Australians vote “yes” to same-sex marriage

Australia’s Parliament has begun the process of legalising same-sex marriage after a resounding “yes” to the proposal in a plebiscite.

15 November 2017

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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.