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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

"Sacred Conversations" to tackle the demon of racism

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, the Most Revd Michael Curry, has described racism as a “demon” and said that “sacred conversations may help the demon of racism to lose some its power.”

11 January 2016

Japan's churches call for end to racial discrimination

Representatives from 20 Japanese churches, including the Anglican Episcopal Church in Japan, have called on the Japanese government to “eliminate racial discrimination” in the country and to introduce laws to “outlaw hate speech and other forms of discrimination.” 

02 December 2015

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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.