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Canadian Primate : look beyond quarrels to church’s wider calling of working for justice

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod (CoGS), taking place in Mississauga.

26 June 2017

Pakistan President honours bishop’s human rights work

The coadjutor Bishop of Raiwind, Dr Azad Marshall, has been honoured by the government of Pakistan for his work on human rights.

16 December 2016

WCC and UNICEF sign global partnership to promote children's rights

Initial focus on issues of violence against children and climate change

21 September 2015

Anglican Alliance urges use of Freedom Sunday resource against human trafficking

New resource mobilises churches in unified response to end worldwide crime of modern slavery

13 August 2015

Religious beliefs are 'core part of what it is to be human' - Abp Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury says freedom to practice religious beliefs must be protected

16 July 2015

WCC co-organises ecumenical training on women's rights advocacy

Participants equipped to hold governments accountable to UN conventions and member state resolutions

14 July 2015

Anglican agency: Seafarers facing trial in India after 625 days in detention

MV Seaman Guard Ohio crew not to be released as anticipated, cite ‘gross abuse of human rights’

06 July 2015

Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-human trafficking centre

Restored Christ Church Cathedral to house centre raising awareness of modern-day slavery

03 July 2015

Reconciliation about reclaiming indigenous identity - Bp MacDonald

Indigenous peoples in Canada and elsewhere moving toward self-determination, says Anglican Indigenous bishop

24 June 2015

WCC Executive Committee speaks out on migrant crises

Members of international community have moral and legal duty to save lives of migrants in transit

17 June 2015