Source: Mission; women and gender issues; ecumenical dialogues and the work of the Anglican Alliance topped the agenda earlier this week as the ACC Standing Committee gathered in London. The Committee heard a series of reports from directors at the Anglican Communion office, including the heads of the Anglican Alliance. Director for Mission, Canon John[…]

Church urged to act on Zimbabwe

 Source: The spiritual head of the world’s 77 million Anglicans urged the church to speak out against human rights abuses in Zimbabwe and said on Wednesday the impact of sanctions should be considered. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said in a statement he was concerned about human rights in Zimbabwe and the southern African country’s[…]

Source: Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has told Premier it is “sad” that the leader of Anglicans in Nigeria has decided to not attend a meeting called by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby. The meeting scheduled for next month in Canterbury is for the Primates from the 39[…]

Source: Australia’s first female Anglican archbishop has been elected to head the church in Western Australia. Kay Goldsworthy will replace Roger Herft, who stepped down a year ahead of schedule after admitting he had let down survivors at the royal commission into child sex abuse. Bishop Goldsworthy stressed that the Perth diocese had put[…]

Source: Mass burial ceremonies for the victims of this week’s catastrophic landslides in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown have begun. The official death toll stands at more than 500 – a quarter of them are children. The city’s chief pathologist, Dr Simeon Owizz Koroma, said that many more bodies are still thought to be buried[…]

Source: Essential Christian, a charity that resources and inspires Christians and local churches through events, holidays, books, music and professional services, has announced a new partnership with Mercy Ships. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, Mercy Ships’ state-of-the-art “floating hospital” provides free medical care and surgery to people in some of the poorest countries in[…]

Source: A South Sudanese gospel band in the diocese of Yei has grown into a national interdenominational charity providing multi-skills training to many widows and youths, including widows who lost their husbands during the recent fighting that erupted in July last year. Faith Line Ministries was previously a musical gospel band in the diocese[…]

Source: We are home and I am looking back on a testing but wonderful few days in Sudan and Uganda. The final day was spent at two refugee camps in Northern Uganda – Belameling and Mirieyi – which host more than 200,000 refugees, almost entirely South Sudanese. The number of South Sudanese refugees in[…]

WCC call for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

Source: [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[…]