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Reformation and unity in ACC's ecumenical resolutions

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

Best of three as Anglicans and Catholics meet again at the stumps

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

Ecumenical guests welcome involvement at Anglican Consultative Council

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

Multi-faith vigil for Lahore Easter bomb victims

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

First ceremony for Archbishop of Canterbury's new awards

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

Churches unite to support Welsh steel workers

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

Easter Message from the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem

An Easter message from the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem.

31 March 2016

Canada: Churches respond to deadline on First Nations' reconciliation

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

Welsh churches unite in forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults

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

Archbishop of Canterbury announces new Lambeth Awards

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

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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.

Draft programme for Anglican Consultative Council meeting published

Anglican Bishops, priests and laity from across the world will gather in Lusaka next month for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16). Members will discuss a range of issues around the theme “Intentional discipleship in a world of difference” – how Christians can be faithful to the Gospel in all aspects of their lives in the different cultures and situations that Anglicans find themselves in.