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Liturgical texts published for 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Next year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which traditionally takes in January, has been prepared by the churches of the Caribbean.

03 November 2017

Archbishops call on Christians to repent of differences

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on Christians to repent of the divisions between churches, in a joint statement reflecting on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

19 January 2017

Unity prayers to recall the Reformation and celebrate reconciliation

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated worldwide from 18-25 January, will be hosted this year by the Council of Christian Churches in Germany. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen in Deutschland

13 January 2017

Structural arrangements sought to keep sides in same-sex relationship debate united

The Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is considering “structural arrangements” to keep people with differing views on same-sex relationships inside the Church.

28 October 2016

Rolling the stone and breaking bread together

Leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church and other major Christian denominations in Egypt gathered at All Saint’s Anglican Cathedral in the centre of Cairo this weekend for a united act of worship which has been described as an example of “loving, passionate, and world-changing unity.”

16 February 2016

England-Scotland ecumenical agreement published

A proposed ecumenical agreement between the Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland is not about “novel doctrinal statements or additional institutional structures, but about growing in communion and partnership in mission, so that people may be drawn to the good news of peace, the gospel of Jesus Christ,” the agreement's authors say.

29 January 2016

Pope Francis apologises for treatment of non-Catholic Christians

Pope Francis has apologised for behaviour towards Christians from non-Roman Catholic churches that “has not reflected Gospel values.” The Pope made his comments during a Vespers service in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome last night attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative in Rome, Archbishop David Moxon.

26 January 2016

"Bible App" brings Week of Prayer texts to smart phones

Material for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which takes place next week, will be available for the first time on smart phones, computers and tablets following a collaboration between the World Council of Churches and the developer of the YouVersion Bible app.

13 January 2016

Queen Elizabeth speaks on Christian Unity and Primates Meeting

Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s Primates Meeting. 

24 November 2015

International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue Communique 2015

Statement on human personhood in the divine image to be published following six years of study

25 September 2015

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

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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.