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Anglicans called to pray after earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar

The chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong, has called on Anglicans around the world to pray for Italy and Myanmar after separate earthquakes yesterday.

25 August 2016

Sudan's Anglicans await decision on province

Anglicans in Sudan are waiting to hear if they will become a new, separate province of the Communion after a team led by the secretary general visited the country on a fact-finding trip.

29 July 2016

Secretary General rejects criticism over Walking Together resolution

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has rejected criticism from six former members of the ACC’s standing committee of statements made during and after ACC-16 about Resolution 16.24 – “Walking Together” – which deals with the ACC's response to the Primates’ Meeting in January.

08 May 2016

Reformation and unity in ACC's ecumenical resolutions

A call for Anglicans to commemorate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the commendation of a number of new inter-denominational agreements and reports were amongst a raft of ecumenical resolutions adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month.

26 April 2016

Provinces urged to adopt Anglican Communion Sunday

The provinces of the Anglican Communion have been invited to set aside the Sunday closest to the feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury (26 May) as Anglican Communion Sunday, with a special focus of prayer for the Communion.

25 April 2016

Central Africa applied "embassy" protocol for ACC's visiting female priests

When the ACC met for its 16th plenary meeting (ACC-16) in Zambia this month, female priests and bishops who were part of the ACC were able to celebrate the Eucharist within the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, even though the province of Central Africa does not ordain women.

25 April 2016

Anglican Consultative Council pass 45 resolutions by assent

The Anglican Consultative Council meeting in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, last week has approved 45 resolutions on issues relating from intentional discipleship to the continuing detention of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi; and from gender-based violence to the environment.

22 April 2016

Men and boys have role in fight for gender justice

The fight for “just and equal gender relationships” should not be left to women and girls; but must “fully involve” men and boys, the Anglican Consultative Council has said. It urged Anglican provinces to continue to empower “girls and boys, women and men, to live and work in relationships that reflect Christian values of love, dignity and justice.”

22 April 2016

ACC wants "every province, diocese and parish" to focus on intentional discipleship

The Anglican Consultative Council has called on “every province, diocese and parish” in the Anglican Communion to “adopt a clear focus on intentional discipleship” as part of a “season of intentional discipleship” to run for the next nine-or-so years.

22 April 2016

Anglicans call for release of Asia Bibi

The Anglican Consultative Council has called for the case of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Roman Catholic woman who was convicted of blasphemy, to be re-investigated and for her to be “honourably acquitted.” Asia Bibi has been on death row since November 2010 after a row which stemmed from her drinking water from a cup used by her Islamic co-workers.

22 April 2016

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East African choirs unite to support regional peace

Cathedral choirs from around east Africa descended on Kigali, Rwanda, last week for a celebration of Christian music and to enhance “regional peace, integration and cooperation.”

US-Ghana partnership to tackle child slavery

The Anglican Diocese of Accra has won the backing of the US government for its ambitious programme to tackle modern-day slavery and child trafficking.