Source: [ACNS] The Episcopal Church in South Sudan and Sudan has warned of the deteriorating security situation in the town of Kajo Keji within the past week. It says three violent incidents have prompted local people to flee their homes and head for refuge in neighbouring northern Uganda. A communiqué from the Diocese of[…]

Source: [ACNS] Wales is consecrating its first woman bishop this weekend.   The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy is being consecrated as Bishop of St Davids at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday, by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, with the five other Welsh bishops. The Church took the decision to ordain women bishops in 2013. Dr Morgan said:  “This[…]

Welsh Christians offer practical support for refugees

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] Christians in Wales have raised more than £20,000 GBP in their sponsored walk from Bethlehem to Egypt – the Welsh village and hamlet that share the names of their more famous counterparts. The funds will be used to support Christian Aid Cymru’s work with refugees and asylum seekers. As part[…]

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The body responsible for promoting unity, faith and order within the Anglican Communion has welcomed the Common Declaration made by Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby in October. The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order (Iascufo), said that the Common Declaration’s affirmation that Anglicans and Roman Catholics are[…]

Source: [ACNS] Anglicans around the world have engaged in a range of activities to mark the 16-days of Activism to end gender-based violence, which came to an end on Saturday (10 December). One of the initiatives was an online webinar hosted by the Anglican Alliance and the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN). The webinar –[…]

Source: [Anglican Alliance] Anglicans across the Communion are marking World Aids Day on 1 December 2016 to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and help end the epidemic. Joining this year’s UNAIDS HIV prevention campaign, Anglicans have held events and church services, released videos and shared photos to bring attention to the need for further action to[…]

Source: [ACNS, by Terrie Robinson] After weeks of preparation, Anglicans around the Communion are getting involved in prayer, reflection and action for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. The 16 Days of Activism campaign runs from today (25 November), the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs to[…]

Burundians celebrate half century of first diocese

Source: [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: ( 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: [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[…]