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Weekly News Summary on Wednesday 29 April 2020

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

29 April 2020

Anglican network warns of Covid-19 impact on indigenous communities around the world

The Anglican Indigenous Network is concerned that “one size fits all” responses to Covid-19 will not give indigenous people an equal chance of surviving the disease.

20 April 2020

An Easter Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

An Easter Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom; Head of the Commonwealth; and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. 

14 April 2020

Anglican Communion Office co-ordinating #GlobalSonRise social media campaign

Anglicans around the world are being invited to Tweet the message “Christ is Risen” at 5 am local time in a global social media campaign.

07 April 2020

Anglican Alliance launches Covid-19 international resource-hub

An international resource hub has been created to help provinces, dioceses and parishes respond to the Covid-19 crisis.

07 April 2020

Anglican Alliance consults churches and agencies on Coronavirus response

Anglican churches and mission agencies took part in a conference call to share experience of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

24 March 2020

Millions turn in to online services as churches switch to digital services

Clergy around the world have been experimenting with different ways of offering worship online as churches suspend public worship

24 March 2020

Tributes paid following death of Barbara Harris – the Anglican Communion’s first female bishop

The first woman to be ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion, Barbara Harris, died on Friday at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, at the age of 89.

17 March 2020

Election of new World Council of Churches General Secretary delayed by Coronavirus

The Moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Dr Agnes Abuom, has announced that this month’s meetings of both the WCC’s Central Committee and its Executive Committee have been postponed. 

10 March 2020

Domestic violence and human trafficking among issues Anglican women take to UN

The Anglican delegation to the 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW64) will be urging states to act on issues such as domestic violence and human trafficking.

03 March 2020