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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

Anglican and Episcopal women at UN Commission on the Status of Women

A major international gathering of women is taking place in New York as the UN Commission on the Status of Women hears from communities around the globe on issues of sustainable development and gender-based violence. Amongst those taking part in the event are 22 Anglican women from 18 provinces.

14 March 2016

Anglican voices at UN Commission on the Status of Women

When the UN Commission on the Status of Women convenes in New York next month to explore women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development it will benefit from the experience and knowledge of some 22 Anglican women from 18 provinces.

03 February 2016

2015 Standing Committee Bulletin - Day 1

2015 Standing Committee Bulletin - Day 1

Notes from discussion on 3 September

03 September 2015

Anglican UN award honors women's rights work

Award for Global Service conferred on Episcopalian co-chair of UN Working Group on Girls

15 April 2015

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

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.