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: 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: 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: 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: [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: 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[…]

The Social and Public Affairs Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has been appointed as the new Anglican Communion representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Jack Palmer-White has worked at Lambeth Palace since 2012, initially as parliamentary assistant and then as a policy adviser focusing on marriage and family life, before taking up his[…]

Source: A roundtable discussion on Zimbabwe has taken place at Lambeth Palace, drawing together, amongst others, the Bishop of Matabeleland, a representative of the British Foreign Office and a water supply expert who has worked extensively in a number of African countries. The Bishop of Matabeleland, the Rt Revd Cleophas Lunga, described the meeting as[…]

Source: The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan. The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, described it as a “welcome development” that[…]

Source: A charity is working with the Episcopal Church in South Sudan to open a multi-campus university within the next two years, with the aim of helping the next generation escape the violence that has plagued the country. Theologian Dr Eeva John, Director of Pastoral Studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, chairs the charity behind the[…]