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Drones deployed to protect ancient churches

A remote controlled flying drone equipped with a video camera is to be used to identify maintenance requirements of historic churches in Yorkshire, England.

23 August 2016

Summit mobilises community to address human trafficking

Some 20 million people are refugees and 21 million are victims of human trafficking. St James’ Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens, has held a day-conference to raise awareness of the issue and to hear from migrant workers who, having survived the clutches of human traffickers, have gone on to become advocates for other victims.

11 May 2016

'Women build peace' but their voices and stories have been ignored

For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased.

17 March 2016

Anglican and Episcopal women at UN Commission on the Status of Women

A major international gathering of women is taking place in New York as the UN Commission on the Status of Women hears from communities around the globe on issues of sustainable development and gender-based violence. Amongst those taking part in the event are 22 Anglican women from 18 provinces.

14 March 2016

Archbishops of York medieval records digitised

More than 10,000 individual handwritten parchment folios belonging to the Archbishops of York between 1225 and 1650 have been digitally scanned and are now being made available online. The York Registers, produced by the University of York, is said to be “one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today.”

01 March 2016

Dr Sentamu embarks on six-month evangelism pilgrimage through York diocese

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is embarking on a six-month pilgrimage through his diocese today to “meet people, pray with them, and to encourage them to follow Christ, and bless what God is doing.”

01 December 2015

New York church helps human trafficking victims

Daisy, a 37-year-old mother, hasn’t seen her three children in more than seven-and-a-half years, since she left them in the care of her husband in the Philippines so that she could come to work cleaning hotel rooms in New York.

19 November 2015

Innovative homeless shelter and affordable housing complex breaks ground

Construction work is underway on an innovative new homeless project in New York which combines a 200-bed shelter providing crisis space for the homeless with 135 units of low-income housing, helping street-homeless people make the move from shelter to long-term home.

03 November 2015

England: Whitby religious community marks 100 years

Much of work overseas continues to flourish in indigenous hands

16 July 2015

Archbishop of York offers condolences, calls to prayer in wake of terrorist attacks

Proposed prayers draw on August 2014 vigil with Archbishop of Jerusalem & the Middle East

30 June 2015