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
The Vatican Cricket Team, the St Peter’s XI, will again lock horns with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI later this year in Canterbury in the third of what has become an annual cricket match between the two sides. They will then be joined by a Muslim XI for a triangular T20 match at Edgbaston.
14 April 2016
The ecumenical representatives at the Anglican Consultative Council have welcomed their inclusion as “full members” at ACC-16 in Lusaka, and praised the work of the Anglican Communion in promoting social justice for women. The ecumenical representatives met last night and their deliberations were reported this morning
12 April 2016
Around 200 Christians, Muslims and Hindus gathered yesterday (Sunday) at the site of last weekend’s horrific Easter Day bomb attack for a united act of solidarity and sympathy for the victims of the attack; as the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby wrote that church leaders need to go “beyond condemnation” of such terror attacks.
04 April 2016
The first recipients of a new set of non-academic awards for outstanding service to the church were recognised in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace yesterday. Archbishop Justin Welby gave out the new awards, which recognise outstanding service in different fields, including those of Archbishop Justin’s ministry priorities.
01 April 2016
Leaders from the churches and chapels in the Welsh town of Port Talbot have formed an ecumenical ministry team to support thousands of local workers who could lose their jobs following the announcement that the Indian steel company Tata, which owns the majority of the UK’s steel works, is looking to divest from its operations in the country.
31 March 2016
An Easter message from the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem.
31 March 2016
Eight churches and religious organisations jointly declared their commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 48 in a press conference on Parliament Hill on 30 March. This call urges the faith community to implement the principles, norms and standards of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation.
30 March 2016
The Church in Wales has joined with other Christian denominations in the country as well as expert and survivor organisations in a new forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and to ensure that all churches in Wales are safe places for them.
23 March 2016
Two academic lawyers who helped to secure the legal status of the Church of England in Italy are amongst a group of people to be recognised by the Archbishop of Canterbury for services to the Anglican Communion. The award of the new Cross of St Augustine award to Professor Salvatore Bordonali and Professor Fabiano Di Prima was announced today alongside a host of other new Lambeth Awards.
21 March 2016