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18 May 2021

Top News Stories

Primate of South Sudan urges prayer for Bishop of Abyei after “barbaric attack” at Dungob Alei

Primate of South Sudan urges prayer for Bishop of Abyei after “barbaric attack” at Dungob Alei

Archbishop Justin Badi Arama calls for “an end to this senseless violence ... in a country where Christians and Muslims live side by side”.

Americas

Anglican Communion prays for the Catholic community of South Sudan after bishop shot

Fr. Christian Carlassare who was appointed Bishop of Rumbek March 8, 2021.

Anglican Communion leaders react after the Catholic Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, Christian Carlassare, was attacked at the diocesan Offices.

Europe & Middle East

Racism in church culture revealed in audit of US-based Episcopal Church leadership

Members of the US-based Episcopal Church’s Executive Council join hands and sing at the conclusion of a racial reconciliation training in Chaska, Minnesota, in October 2018

Official report assesses racial makeup and perceptions of the church’s leadership and summarises race influences on church culture.

Europe & Middle East

Anglican and Catholic Archbishops accuse UK Government of “broken promise”

The UK’s Royal Air Force delivered tents to Mozambique in March 2019 to provide emergency shelter for nearly 50,000 people who had lost their homes as a result of Cyclone Idai. The aid was part of the UK Government’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of GNP on overseas aid – a commitment which is now at risk.

Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols describe the UK Government plans to cut international aid as “deeply worrying”.

Asia

Anglican Communion Secretary General urges Christians to pray for the People of Myanmar

People walking in Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Anglican Communion Secretary General, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, urges all Christians to pray for the People of Myanmar.