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South African Anglican bishops warn of "false sense of calm" on university campuses

As the new university academic year begins, Anglican bishops have warned that a “militarised presence” on some university campuses creates “a false sense of calm...  which conceals the potential for renewed violent confrontation.”

27 February 2017

Archbishop of Cape Town calls on South African government to scrap plans for nuclear energy

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to end moves to develop nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives.

22 February 2017

Archbishop of Cape Town speaks out about water "inequality"

The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has said the problem of water supply and sanitation illustrates why South Africa “is one of the most unequal countries in the world.”

07 February 2017

Anglican congregations in South Africa being urged to help tackle water shortage

The Anglican Church of South Africa is calling on parishioners to urgently conserve water.  Bishop Margaret Vertue sent out a pastoral letter recently to be read in all parishes in the diocese of False Bay, warning that the situation with water levels has reached a crisis.

06 February 2017

Anglican Churches around the globe launch "JustWater"

Cathedrals and churches on four continents have come together to raise awareness and activism about water by launching the JustWater website.

06 February 2017

Abp Thabo speaks out on "crisis" at universities in South Africa

The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Magkoba, has described the challenge of building a healthy education system as a critical priority.

16 January 2017

Abp Justin backs Abp Thabo in church v state row

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has declared his support for the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, in a dispute with the South African president.

04 January 2017

Churches step up action on climate change

The Church of England is to launch a new data analysis tool to help investors monitor companies’ climate-related risks.

13 December 2016

Historic gathering of the Portuguese speaking dioceses of Africa

Young people from three Portuguese speaking dioceses in Mozambique and Angola have this week taken part in an historic first joint meeting.

05 December 2016

Encontro histórico das dioceses da língua portuguesa da África

Jovens de três dioceses da língua portuguesa em Moçambique e Angola, participaram, esta semana numa histórica primeira reunião conjunta.

05 December 2016

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.