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Bishop says that the Church has forgotten the poor

An English bishop has accused priests of deserting the nation's poor and working class areas.

04 August 2017

Call for income equality ahead of New Zealand’s General Election

A coalition of social action groups has called on New Zealand politicians to deliver fairer income distribution and better quality of life.

02 August 2017

Australian religious leaders call for action on modern slavery

The Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined other religious leaders in Australia in calling for a new law to tackle modern slavery.

07 December 2016

Hollywood actor charts "abused and abandoned" girls' poetic journey

An orphanage for girls, started 25 years ago by the US-based Episcopal Church in the murder capital of the world, is the subject of a new film backed by Hollywood star James Franco.

22 November 2016

Archbishop calls for calm after violent university protests

The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has appealed for calm after violent protests gripped universities across South Africa.

26 September 2016

Church tackles female poverty and child marriages with education boost

The Church of Bangladesh is helping women out of poverty, in an area where child marriage was rife, by providing accommodation for female students.

04 August 2016

Crisp income generation scheme boosts typhoon relief

A micro-business in which a group of women from the Philippines make a nutritious crisp snack from the taro fruit has proved to be so successful that a relief agency is buying the snack for use in disaster relief.

20 June 2016

Tackling poverty and conflict through microfinance

A partnership between the Anglican Church of Burundi and Unicef is helping to tackle poverty and strengthen peace by financing small-scale cross-community agricultural projects. It comes at a time that the UN warns that the country has been plunged into “civil unrest, growing insecurity, indiscriminate violence and sharp economic deterioration.”

23 May 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

PE cancelled so pupils can feed the hungry

The largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States of America cancelled a PE lesson and pupil meetings and instead used the time to package more than 10,000 meals for hungry children in developing countries.

29 January 2016

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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.

Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.