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Archbishop of Canterbury boosts links to the Commonwealth of Nations

Archbishop Justin Welby has appointed a Special Representative to the Commonwealth – a network of 52 nations – many former British colonies.

16 October 2017

African Anglicans brief Canadians on civil war in South Sudan mission and outreach

Representatives of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa has meet church and government officials in Canada to discuss a range of issues.

28 September 2017

Kenyan bishops call for national dialogue over “political and social crisis”

Kenya’s Anglican bishops have called for a “national dialogue conference” to resolve the “current political and social crisis” in the country.

28 September 2017

Bishops urge “prayerful listening” on race, environment and poverty

The US-based Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops called on Episcopalians to join them in working toward environmental and racial justice.

27 September 2017

US bishops urge continued protection for child migrants

US bishops have used a full-page advert in the New York Times urging political leaders to retain protections for undocumented child migrants.

22 September 2017

Church leaders unite to speak out on euthanasia move

Seven Christian leaders in the Australian state of Victoria are calling on the premier to reconsider plans to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia.

16 August 2017

Bishop calls for stronger rape laws in sexual offences consultation

The Bishop of Jamaica has called for a clearer definition of rape, equality for male and female victims, and for rape in marriage to be outlawed.

04 August 2017

Call for income equality ahead of New Zealand’s General Election

A coalition of social action groups has called on New Zealand politicians to deliver fairer income distribution and better quality of life.

02 August 2017

Church leaders express regret over US climate change decision

Church leaders have expressed their regret over the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

02 June 2017

Burundian Anglicans march against gender-based violence

Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho and the Anglican Church of Burundi have taken part in a public march against gender-based violence.

11 April 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.