Burundians celebrate half century of first diocese

Source: anglicannews.org [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Anglican Church of Burundi has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first diocese – Buye – with a special service led by Archbishop Martin Nyaboho. The first Anglican presence in Burundi was established by CMS missionaries in the 1930s. The church grew rapidly as a result of the East[…]

Museveni Tips Church on Projects

Source: allafrica.com ( Dennis Edema) Iganga — President Museveni has asked the Church to work closely with the government and other relevant partners in promoting government projects that are aimed at boosting household incomes. The president said government is committed to improving household income through agriculture, particularly through Operation Wealth Creation programme and called on[…]

Source: anglicannews.org [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Primates of Kenya and All England, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and Archbishop Justin Welby, have met at Lambeth Palace in London for fellowship and prayer. During their meeting on Wednesday (16 November), the two leaders spoke about how the Anglican Communion can serve wider society. “In our sharing[…]

Online Advent calendar created by the world

Source: anglicannews.org [ACNS] Christians across the world are being invited to celebrate the season of Advent through an interactive, multi-lingual online calendar. The website adventword.org goes live on Advent Sunday (27 November) in nine languages including, for the first time, Arabic. It allows people around the globe to create together an advent calendar with images shared[…]

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The overseas development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada is helping to save the lives of new-born babies in Mozambique through the provision of “solar suitcases.” One nurse in the country reported using the light from a mobile phone held by her mouth to deliver babies born at night in[…]

All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala wins FIRE Award

All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala won the 2016 Financial Reporting (FiRe) Awards in the Religious Instituions category. The award was received by a team from All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala at the ceremony that took place on Thursday, 10 November 2016 at Serena Hotel, Kampala. For more details and the full list of the award winners,  go[…]

Source: allafrica.com (By Zadock Amanyisa) Bushenyi — Following a High Court dismissal of the case against Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali that had been brought against him by 11 canons of West Ankole Diocese, the archbishop has said he is still in charge of the Anglican Church of Uganda. “I am the head of Church[…]

Source: Anglican News {Episcopal News Service, by Mary Frances Schjonberg] For many Americans, next Tuesday’s general election (8 November) can’t come soon enough, and not because they’re excited about it. More than half (52 per cent) of American adults report the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, research by the[…]

Church in Wales appoints first female bishop

Source: anglicannews.org [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Church in Wales has elected its first female bishop, a little over three years since the Province passed legislation opening the episcopacy to women. The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy, currently the Rector of Glan Ithon in Llandrindod Wells, in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, was elected as the[…]

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] A court in Egypt has postponed a hearing to determine whether the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa can regain its independence. Today’s hearing was the first stage of a legal claim to overturn a previous decision which says that the diocese should[…]