WCC call for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

Source: anglicannews.org [WCC] Today, as general elections take place in Kenya, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins the churches and people of the country in prayer for the peaceful and successful conduct of this pivotal democratic process. “We call for all people and groups in Kenya to participate   in the democratic expression of the will[…]

Source: christianitytoday The Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has said that he will not attend the next gathering of Anglican Primates in October because of divisions over sexuality issues. Archbishop Ntagali was asked by the BBC’s Martin Bashir, who is traveling with the Archbishop of Canterbury to South Sudan and Uganda, whether he would attend the[…]

Source: www.anglicannews.org Hundreds of worshippers joined distinguished guests from around the world in All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum on Sunday (30 July) as Sudan was inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion. It was a morning of joy and celebration: flags were waved, a marching band led the procession of clergy through the streets[…]

Source: premier.org.uk The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will make a trip to Africa this week with a focus on the South Sudanese refugee crisis and to inaugurate a new Anglican province. Archbishop Justin will travel to Sudan this weekend to inaugurate a 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The service will be held in[…]

Young people from a parish in a suburb of Cape Town have cultivated a garden at their church as a way of remembering Nelson Mandela on what was his birthday, July 18th. Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday in[…]

First ever meeting of Mexico’s ordained women

Source: anglicannews.org Three quarters of the current women priests and deacons in the Anglican Church of Mexico have held a gathering to celebrate the ministry of ordained women in the Province. It brought together 18 out of the Province’s 25 ordained women for their first such meeting.  It took place in the city of Cuernavaca[…]

Anglican youth in Swaziland take to their bikes

Source: anglicannews.org Young people in the Anglican Diocese of Swaziland have embarked on a 450 km challenge to raise environmental awareness. They will be donating shoes, school uniforms and toiletries at Anglican Schools along their route. The group set off from Mbasheni Anglican Primary school and then moved to Buhleni township which suffers from a significant[…]

Source: anglicannews.org An initiative entitled ‘The Silent Epidemic’ aimed at tackling gender based violence has been launched by the Mothers’ Union in Mauritius. The Archbishop of the Indian Ocean and the Bishop of Mauritius, Ian Ernest, who has presented many papers and has spoken at various public forums highlighting this issue, has given the programme[…]

Source: anglicannews.org [Peter Chipanga, Blantyre] Members of an Anglican youth group in Blantyre, in Malawi, have donated medical equipment, including a wheelchair, to two boys in need.  Victor January, who is 12 and has difficulties walking, received the medically-recommended wheelchair as a replacement for his previously unsuitable one. A boy with albinism, Blessings Masalanga,  was given[…]

Source: anglicannews.org Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was the guest preacher at the annual commemoration for the 19th Century African Christian missionary and martyr, Bernard Mizeki. Some 15,000 pilgrims braved the cold and camped at the site where Bernard Mizeki was killed on 18 June 1896, now the Bernard Mizeki Shrine, in[…]