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Church leaders respond to martyrdom of Father Jacques Hamel

Church leaders have been responding to yesterday’s murder of French Roman Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel.

27 July 2016

Faith-based groups at UN Aids conference

The United Nations’ 21st International Aids Conference got underway yesterday (Monday) as some 18,000 delegates from 183 countries gathered in Durban, South Africa.

19 July 2016

Government and Christians pray for prisoners in Zambia

The vice president of Zambia will be the guest of honour at an ecumenical prayer service for prisoners and inmates in Lusaka’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross next week.

08 July 2016

Anglican bishop appointed ecumenical president

The Bishop of Melbourne, Philip Huggins, has been installed as the eighth president of National Council of Churches in Australia.

06 July 2016

Mission, refugees, and peace in the Holy Land addressed by WCC

The next World Mission Conference of the WCC will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018, it was announced last week.

01 July 2016

Former pro-Apartheid church welcomed back into world ecumenical family

Thirty years after it voted to reject all forms of racism and open its membership to all Christians, the Dutch Reformed Church has been welcomed back as a full member of the World Council of Churches.

01 July 2016

Anglicans elected to World Council of Churches executive

Two Anglicans will serve on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches.

30 June 2016

Church leaders undergo Public HIV test in battle against stigma

Christian leaders in the Philippines have undergone public HIV tests as part of a campaign against the stigmatisation of people with HIV/Aids.

27 June 2016

Assassination attempt on Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch

The former Bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford, the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, has condemned an assassination attempt on Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

22 June 2016

Anglican call for action at World Council of Churches

The Anglican moderator of the WCC has called on the Church to move away from nostalgia and consider how to become catalysts of a moral force in a world beset by injustice, inequality and rising xenophobia. 

22 June 2016

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The enthronement of Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit

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From swords to plough-shares in Indianapolis Peace Garden

Outside St Alban’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, dozens of white crosses stand as a memorial to murder victims, surrounded by crops that will provide fresh food for a needy neighbourhood.

Let Your Kingdom Come

The Most Revd Jackson Ole Sapit was enthroned as the sixth Archbishop of Kenya and Bishop of the Diocese of All Saints Cathedral Diocese on Sunday 3 July.

This is the text of his Charge / sermon that he delivered during the service in Nairobi’s All Saints Cathedral.