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Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at UN Commission

Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe.

22 February 2017

Strong welcome for UN refugee agreement - but action must follow

Anglicans have welcomed the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which was agreed by world leaders at the UN on Monday.

22 September 2016

UN hears of Anglicans' refugee and migrant experience

The Archbishop of Central Africa has told the UN secretary general that “hospitality, reconciliation and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism.”

19 September 2016

International focus on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Two major international events will be held next week to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers.

14 September 2016

World summit is "turning point" for humanitarian affairs

The first World Humanitarian Summit was a “turning point” in the way the world works to alleviate the suffering of millions, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said as the summit came to an end. Members of the Anglican Communion were amongst those present for the summit in Instanbul, Turkey.

25 May 2016

"When NGO's leave, faith communities remain", World Humanitarian Summit hears

There needs to be a greater involvement of local and national organisations in policy and decision making process if the world’s humanitarian response is to move from “delivering aid” to “ending need” – that was the message of ACT Alliance general secretary John Nduna to the World Humanitarian Summit today in Istanbul, Turkey.

23 May 2016

Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation at UN-CSW60

The Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN-CSW60) have issued a statement, which begins: “We . . . have experienced a deep sisterhood in our time together. Our sisterhood is built on mutual respect and love, and the relationships in Christ we have with each other.”

22 March 2016

"Cultures and societies are lifted up by empowering women" - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

“The key to eradicating most poverty on the planet, aside from programs that help, aside from economic development, which is all obvious, the key is to be found in women,” [Episcopal Church] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a sermon this week preached in honour of the Episcopal and Anglican women gathered in New York City for the 60th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

22 March 2016

Communion women can help change sisters' fate says Archbishop Idowu-Fearon

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said this week that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments.

18 March 2016

'Women build peace' but their voices and stories have been ignored

For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased.

17 March 2016

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

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.