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Gambia bishop gives thanks for peace after election tension

Bishop James Odico of The Gambia has expressed thanksgiving for a peaceful outcome after the tensions surrounding a Presidential election in December.  The poll marked the first change of presidency in The Gambia since a military coup in 1994.

06 March 2017

Ghana reconciliation pilgrimage a "homecoming" says Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the US-based Episcopal Church has led a reconciliation pilgrimage for bishops and Episcopal Relief & Development supporters to Ghana.

20 February 2017

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry leads reconciliation pilgrimage to Ghana

A week-long Episcopal Relief & Development pilgrimage to Ghana will focus on reconciliation, visiting cities and sites critical to understanding the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

19 January 2017

New study explores growth and decline in the Anglican Communion

A new academic study into growth and decline in the Anglican Communion will be marked by a day conference and the publication of a new book.

15 November 2016

Church swaps help Gambia train local evangelists

A shortage of trained evangelists, lay readers and deacons in the West African diocese of the Gambia is being tackled by priests seconded from Ghana and Zimbabwe.

11 November 2016

West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy

It is 10 months since the World Health Organisation declared that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa was at an end; but the aftermath will take many years to resolve.

14 October 2016

Anglican-Roman Catholic unity takes shape in Canterbury and Rome

Pulpit swaps and shared retreats are among the ideas being developed to develop unity between Anglicans and Roman Catholics.

05 October 2016

Campaign against sub-standard medicines in Accra

The Anglican Diocese of Accra is planning to establish pharmacies in some of its parishes to tackle the problem of sub-standard and counterfeit medicines. 

13 June 2016

Call to action for church leaders to help end AIDS

A call to action to end the AIDS epidemic will be unveiled at an interfaith service today (7 June) in the Church Centre of the United Nationsin New York.

07 June 2016

Galatians 6:2 conference explores "bearing one another's burdens"

Twenty-three people representing six provinces – Burundi, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Tanzania and the (American) Episcopal Church – have come together for the Galatians 6:2 Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to create “the space where trust is developed” and build companionship despite differences in the Communion.

01 April 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.