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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

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

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

Anglican Communion pleads to United Nations for an end to gender-based violence

The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations has submitted a statement ahead of a meeting of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

14 January 2020

Former Anglican Communion UN rep to be Archbishop’s reconciliation adviser

A former staff member of the Anglican Communion has been appointed as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new Adviser for Reconciliation.

02 October 2019

Nominations sought for women advocates to attend UN event in 2020

The search is on for women from across the Anglican Communion to attend the 64th Session of the UNCSW, to be held in New York in March 2020.

15 August 2019

Church of England celebrates 50 years of women Readers

The Diocese of Chester will mark the anniversary of the first woman Reader licenced in the Church of England this Sunday (28 July)

26 July 2019

Anglican Church of Canada elects its first female primate – Bishop Linda Nicholls

The Church of Canada has elected the Bishop of Huron, Linda Nicholls, to succeed Archbishop Fred Hiltz as its next primate and archbishop.

15 July 2019

Anglican Communion Office programme directors report progress to ACC members

Directors of programme areas at the Anglican Communion Office have reported on their activity over the past three years to ACC members.

10 May 2019

South Sudanese Christian women pray and fast as ecumenical retreat continues at the Vatican

An ecumenical women’s group are gathered in Juba for three days of prayer and fasting as South Sudan’s leaders meet in the Vatican.

11 April 2019