This website is best viewed with CSS and JavaScript enabled, alternatively you can use the low bandwidth version.

Home > ecumenical

News Stories


Archbishop Wabukala welcomes Pope Francis to Kenya

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, has welcomed Pope Francis to his country at the start of the Pope's visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

27 November 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury backs military in fight against Daesh

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed the use of military intervention in the fight against Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or IS). His backing came during a debate at the Church of England’s General Synod this week on a motion about the refugee crisis.

27 November 2015

Girls in School; Girls with Dignity: Our commitment during the 16 Days and beyond

A joint statement from the Anglican Communion, Church of Sweden, Finn Church Aid, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Lutheran World Federation, Mission 21, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Council of Churches, and World Young Christian Women’s Association (YWCA)

25 November 2015

Pope to visit Anglican Martyrs Shrine in Uganda

Pope Francis will visit the shrine to the Anglican Martyrs in Namugongo on Saturday during a visit to Uganda and Kenya, before visiting the Roman Catholic shrine where he will celebrate Mass. Some 23 Anglican and 22 Roman Catholic converts to Christianity were brutally executed November 1885 and January 1887 on the orders of King Mwanga II of Buganda. 

25 November 2015

Rebuild my house - Sermon to the General Synod of the Church of England by Father Raniero Cantalamessa

The full text of the sermon given by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap, Preacher to the Papal Household, at a Eucharist in Westminster Abbey, London, on Tuesday 24 November 2015, marking the inauguration of the 10th General Synod of the Church of England.

25 November 2015

Queen Elizabeth speaks on Christian Unity and Primates Meeting

Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s Primates Meeting. 

24 November 2015

WCC Executive Committee works toward a future of peace and justice

Violence in the name of religion echoed in the distance, demanding a response, through last week's meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches as it planned the work of the Council in the coming years. 

23 November 2015

Paris' Episcopal cathedral hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue

A few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on 17 November for an evening of discussions about peace-making efforts and the role of religion in education, promoting dialogue and bringing an end to violence around the world.

19 November 2015

Deepening communion is goal of Anglican-Reformed dialogue

“Communion” is the theme of the first dialogue in more than 30 years between the Anglican and Reformed communions.

12 November 2015

Anglican Archbishops meet with Coptic Pope and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

In significant meetings in Cairo last week alliances were formed for peace between Muslims and Christians in Sudan, South Sudan and Malaysia. The Primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, Archbishop Mouneer Anis, organised meetings between Anglican leaders and the Grand Iman of Al-Azhar – the renowned Islamic university, mosque and centre in Cairo – and the Coptic Pope.

10 November 2015


"Just Pray", C of E urges


In profile: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

The new Primate of the Episcopal Church in America, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, talks to ACNS about his Christian journey, his passion for evangelism and how he wants every Episcopalian and Anglican to transform the world by "getting up every morning, going out into the world [and] actually learning to live like Jesus, to love like Jesus"

In profile: Canon Andrew White

“So much of what I have worked for has disappeared; but so much has remained” - the former Vicar of Baghdad, who now works as pastor to the Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan, speaks to ACNS about his continuing ministry of peace-building and reconciliation; about combatting Daesh; and about how the wider church can help in the “fight for peace”.