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Kenyan bishops call for national dialogue over “political and social crisis”

Kenya’s Anglican bishops have called for a “national dialogue conference” to resolve the “current political and social crisis” in the country.

28 September 2017

Welsh electoral college to choose next archbishop and primate

An electoral college of the Church in Wales will meet in Llandrindod Wells next month to choose the province’s next archbishop and primate.

16 August 2017

WCC call for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

Today, as general elections take place in Kenya, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins the churches and people of the country in prayer for the peaceful and successful conduct of this pivotal democratic process.

08 August 2017

Gambia bishop gives thanks for peace after election tension

Bishop James Odico of The Gambia has expressed thanksgiving for a peaceful outcome after the tensions surrounding a Presidential election in December.  The poll marked the first change of presidency in The Gambia since a military coup in 1994.

06 March 2017

Episcopalians respond to Donald Trump election victory

Members of the US-based Episcopal Church have been responding to last week’s presidential election victory by Donald Trump.

14 November 2016

Churches at cutting edge of helping Americans with political anxiety

For many Americans, next Tuesday’s general election can’t come soon enough, and not because they’re excited about it - more than half report feeling stressed.

04 November 2016

Kenyan Primate urges calm ahead of 2017 general elections

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, has commended the country’s government and opposition leaders for working together to ease tensions ahead of the 2017 general elections.

04 October 2016

Australian churches call for justice in pre-election campaign

The social justice arm of the Anglican Church in Australia has launched a campaign called ‘leave no-one behind’ to promote the cause of the vulnerable in the run-up to the country’s elections next month.

07 June 2016

Bishop concerned by rising political violence in Zambia

The Bishop of Eastern Zambia, the Rt Revd William Mchombo, has expressed his “great concern” about the rise in political violence ahead of the country’s tripartite general election which is due to take place on 11 August. The head of the country's tourism body says that visitor numbers are beginning to fall as a result of increased incidents.

23 May 2016

Ugandan churches call for reform after electoral failings

The Uganda Joint Christian Council has called for discussions on electoral reform to “eliminate the malpractices witnessed in the elections of 2016 in future elections”. It made the call after releasing a preliminary report on last week’s presidential, parliamentary and local elections, which documents a series of failings in the electoral process.

26 February 2016

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Features 

The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.