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Primate of Brazil mobilises to "reclaim our democracy"

The Primate of Brazil has criticised the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff and warned of a growing social movement to “reclaim” the country’s democracy. The Most Revd Francisco De Assis Da Silva had previously criticised the impeachment process. Today he described the process as “a show of sad cynicism”.

17 May 2016

President Dilma Rousseff retains the support of Brazilian Anglicans

Anglicans in Brazil are continuing to stand-by the country’s embattled President, Dilma Rousseff, claiming that attempts to impeach her are a right-wing attempt to scupper her party’s endeavours to support Brazil’s poor and marginalised.

29 April 2016

Brazil's bishops speak out on political crisis

Moves to impeach Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, are motivated not by evidence of wrong-doing but by political opposition to “social policies that have changed the lives of millions of Brazilians in recent years,” the bishops of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – have said.

01 April 2016

Primate urges rule of law in Brazil's corruption crisis

The Primate of Brazil, the Most Revd Francisco De Assis da Silva, has appealed for calm in the country as continuing protests take place about alleged government corruption. Archbishop Francisco said that the protests “must not pass the limits of constitutional rights and liberties” and that the allegations must be dealt with through the law.

23 March 2016

Brazil's churches respond to Zika virus through Lent campaign

The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has joined with other churches in the country to raise awareness of the Zika virus and promote preventative measures through an ecumenical Lenten campaign for a healthy environment.

12 February 2016

Brazil's Christians given Lent environment focus

The Anglican Church in Brazil has teamed up with its national ecumenical partners to focus on the environment in the run-up to Easter. In his Lent message, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, says that members of the National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil had adopted Our Common Home: Our Responsibility as their theme for their Lent reflections.

11 February 2016

Way of the Cross on US Mexico border

Anglicans from Mexico and the United States will gather for a cross-border Eucharist service on the day before Palm Sunday in a park that straddles the border between Tijuana and San Diego. The congregations will pray the stations of the cross with the last station at the border. The event is organised to draw attention to the plight of immigrants.

28 January 2016

Brazilian mine dam breach: an inexcusable crime against present and future generations

The breaching of two mining dams belonging to an Anglo-Australian company in the Mariana district of Brazil, resulting in the deaths of 24 people and the forced displacement of more than 600 people, has been described as “an inexcusable crime against present and future generations” by the Archbishop of Brazil.

25 November 2015

Practical theology is tool in South America land struggle

Local communities in South America, who are facing an increasing battle to preserve their common lands from powerful corporations, are turning to practical theology to assist them in their struggle

30 October 2015

Anglicans join interfaith group in pushing for action on climate change

As representatives from almost 200 countries conclude their final round of negotiations in Bonn, Germany, this week, ahead of December’s UN-led international conference on climate change in Paris.

23 October 2015

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.