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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

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

United Nations’ Member States adopt political declaration on Status of Women

Member States adopt political declaration at a meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women included prayers written by members of the Anglican Communion delegation who were unable to travel to New York because of the COVID-19 virus.

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

Archbishop of Canterbury launches 2020 Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative

The global ecumenical prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come will this year take place in more than 90 per cent of countries around the world, church leaders were told last week.

03 March 2020