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US Episcopalians confront hard truths about Church’s role in slavery and black history

Amy Sowder reports on events across the US as the Episcopal Church seeks racial reconciliation and healing among its congregations.

27 February 2018

South African diocese rolls out programme to get people talking about racial divide

Port Elizabeth diocese is embarking on a programme to help people to tell their story in a bid to ease racial tensions in South Africa.

16 January 2018

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

Charlottesville clergy hold anti-racism prayer meeting

Christians leaders held a march and prayer meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend in a show of support for minority communities. 

14 August 2017

Episcopalians respond to Donald Trump election victory

Members of the US-based Episcopal Church have been responding to last week’s presidential election victory by Donald Trump.

14 November 2016

Bishop criticises South African politician over racist hate speech

The Bishop of Johannesburg, Dr Steve Moreo, has criticised South African politician Julius Malema after he appeared to call for the murder of white people.

09 November 2016

Historic election breaks episcopal barrier for black women

A Chicago priest, the Revd Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, has become the first black woman to be elected as a diocesan bishop in the US-based Episcopal Church. 

03 November 2016

Christians respond to US shootings with prayer

Prayer services have been held throughout north Texas following Friday’s atrocity in which 12 police officers were shot – five of them fatally.

11 July 2016

Apartheid heroes honoured for their peace and justice work

The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has honoured a number of pioneers in the fight for justice in South Africa by bestowing on them the Archbishop’s Award for Peace with Justice. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah, Bishop John Osmers and the first President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, received the awards this month.

27 April 2016

US Episcopalians step up anti-racism fight

In the months following General Convention, the [American] Episcopal Church has been working to fulfil its mandate to confront racism and the institutional structures that support it.

27 January 2016


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Tairawhiti Bishop, Don Tamihere, elected as Primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

The Anglican Church of ANZP have announced that Bishop Don Tamihere has been elected Archbishop of the Province’s Maori Tikanga.

Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa’s 2020 vision for reviving God’s work in Tanzania

The next Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania will consult with bishops and lay leaders as the province prepares for its 50th anniversary.