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Royal Commission criticises diocese and two former bishops over child safeguarding failures

The Australian diocese of Newcastle and two of its former bishops have been criticised for their “do nothing approach” on child abuse.

07 December 2017

Australian churches call for resettlement of Manus Island refugees

Three ecumenical groups are urging the Australian Government to re-settle refugees formerly housed in the Manus Island refugee camp.

28 November 2017

Victorian euthanasia vote a cause for lament, says Australian primate

The upper house of the state parliament in Victoria has approved a Bill to legalise assisted suicide despite a campaign by church leaders.

23 November 2017

Euthanasia rejected in one Australian state, debate rages in another

The state parliament of New South Wales has rejected a bill to legalise euthanasia; while a debate in Victoria was adjourned until Tuesday.

17 November 2017

Call for protected freedom of speech after Australians vote “yes” to same-sex marriage

Australia’s Parliament has begun the process of legalising same-sex marriage after a resounding “yes” to the proposal in a plebiscite.

15 November 2017

Melbourne Anglicans urge state government to drop euthanasia bill

The Melbourne Diocesan Synod has urged politicians in the state of Victoria not to legalise medically assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

25 October 2017

Communiqué from the Council of the Church in East Asia Bishop’s Meeting 2017

The official communiqué from the October 2017 meeting of 28 Anglican bishops from the provinces of the Council of the Church in East Asia.

17 October 2017

Asian Christians celebrate diamond jubilee of first regional ecumenical group

More than 6,000 people attended the diamond jubilee ceremony of the Christian Conference of Asia - the world’s oldest regional ecumenical organisation.

16 October 2017

600 church leaders gather to discuss “mission in an Asian context”

Christians from around Asia are gathering in Myanmar to reflect on mission in an Asian context at the fourth Asian Mission Conference.

12 October 2017

Ambae state of emergency extended as Manaro volcano threat continues

The state of emergency on the evacuated Vanuatuan island of Ambae has been extended for two weeks as the Manaro volcano continues to erupt.

12 October 2017

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

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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.