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Archbishop Justin Welby urges government to put food-banks out of business

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a society where church-run food banks and homeless shelters are no longer needed.

12 September 2018

Bishop steers marriage registration Bill through Parliamentary process

Bishop Alan Smith of St Albans becomes first C of E bishop in 20 years to steer legislation through House of Lords in Britain’s Parliament.

24 July 2018

Bishops speak out on resumption of death penalty for drugs offenders in Sri Lanka

The bishops of the Church of Ceylon have spoken out after reports that Sri Lanka’s government is set to reinstate the death penalty.

18 July 2018

Cape Town Archbishop welcomes easing of restrictions on sexual violence prosecutions

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba welcomes Constitutional Court decision to remove the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases.

14 June 2018

South Sudan: Bishop casts doubt on possible rival leaders’ meeting

An Anglican bishop involved in peace talks is pessimistic about a meeting between President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar.

12 June 2018

South Sudanese in the US call on diaspora to join together “as a force for peace”

A group of South Sudanese expatriates in the US have met to discuss “obstacles and the foundations for reconciliation and peace-building”.

09 May 2018

US Episcopalians confront hard truths about Church’s role in slavery and black history

Amy Sowder reports on events across the US as the Episcopal Church seeks racial reconciliation and healing among its congregations.

27 February 2018

Christ Church Dublin provides new home for asylum charity as it is designated “Sanctuary Cathedral”

An organisation campaigning for the right of asylum seekers to cook their own food is running a café in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.

19 February 2018

Bishop begins bid to change law on marriage registration in England and Wales

A Church of England bishop is promoting a Bill to allow the names of couples mothers to be included in the official registers of marriages.

26 January 2018

Archbishop of Cape Town’s tribute to anti-apartheid hero and trumpeter Hugh Masekela

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba pays tribute to anti-apartheid campaigner and trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who died yesterday aged 78.

24 January 2018