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From Alaska to Zululand, Anglicans act ecumenically in the Season of Creation

Anglicans have taken part in a wide variety of events to mark the ecumenical Season of Creation, which runs from 1 September to 4 October.

19 October 2017

Churches urged to set aside day for beach clean-up

Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world are being encouraged to take part in a coordinated beach-clean-up project next September.

13 October 2017

Anglican primates discuss action on climate change

Disappearing islands in the south Pacific, recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and food security issues in Africa were amongst the items discussed by Anglican church leaders as they discussed climate change and the environment during the Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury, England.

06 October 2017

Video: Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa looks ahead to Primates’ 2017

Video: Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa looks ahead to Primates’ 2017

The Primate of Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, looks ahead to Primates’ 2017 and the importance of finding a solution to climate change.

29 September 2017

Historic Western Cape church badly damaged in student protest arson attack

A 130-year-old church at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack.

28 September 2017

Fresh energy and enthusiam at IRAD talks

Theologians from the Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian traditions gathered in the South African city of Durban last week for the third International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD). 

12 September 2017

South Africa is sitting 'on a powder keg' - Bishop of Johannesburg

The Bishop of Johannesburg, the Right Revd Dr Steve Moreo, has warned that the high levels of poverty in South Africa pose a great danger to the country.

11 September 2017

African Christians study water, food and climate justice in WCC Eco-School

Young Anglicans were among an ecumenical group of Christians from across Africa who took part in a WCC Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice.

15 August 2017

Archbishop says 'follow your conscience' as South Africa prepares for Zuma vote

Anglican leaders in Cape Town have joined a coalition of civil society and faith-based communities in calling for South African politicians to “vote their conscience” when the country's parliament debates a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma this week.

07 August 2017

Peninsula Paddle opens up the blue-green veins of the city

A Cape Town Anglican has devised an innovative way of drawing attention to the industrial and domestic pollution that poisons his city’s waterways.

01 August 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.