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ACC Standing Committee statement on Burundi

The Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council issued a statement on Burundi at its meeting today, 3 September, in London.


ACC Standing Committee statement on South Sudan

Meeting in London today the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) heard reports from South Sudan. 


Anglicans demand troops protect churches from Boko Haram

Forty five bishops from Northern Nigeria met in Abuja last week to discuss the Church of Nigeria’s response to the depredations of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram.


Bishops hopeful that peace will break out in the Sudan

The Episcopal Church in South Sudan is cautiously optimistic the 26 Aug 2015 peace deal signed last week by President Salva Kiir may end the two year old civil war in Africa’s newest nation.


Fraud trial begins for the Archdeacon of Brandon

The former Archdeacon of Brandon, the Ven. Noah Njegovan (32), has entered a not guilty plea before the Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench in Manitoba.


Cathedral vigil for peaceful elections in Trinidad

Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-of-Spain has organized a series of prayer across across Trinidad & Tobago in preparation for the country’s general elections this week.


Archbishop of Canterbury statement on the migrant crisis

In a statement on the ongoing migrant crisis facing Europe and the Middle East, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, said today:


Retired archdeacon appointed Bishop of Newcastle

No 10 Downing Street has announced this morning that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Christine Hardman for election as Bishop of Newcastle


'Disagreeing well on Europe': Church launches new EU website

Archbishop writes first post on new website seeking ‘new ways of disagreeing well on Europe’.


Episcopal national church leaders issue call for solidarity on racism

"We ask all Episcopal congregations to join this ecumenical effort" to combat racism -- Katharine Jefferts Schori


Peace and Reconciliation Focus at Provincial Secretaries' Meeting

The Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion gathered in Dublin at the weekend for their eighth periodic meeting.


The Church of England Pensions Board issues £100 million of bonds to fund clergy retirement housing

The Church of England Pensions Board ("the Board") today announced that it has issued £100 million of bonds, giving it access to long-term finance to purchase additional retirement properties, whic


Anglican leaders received in Moscow

Archbishop Foley Beach, at the invitation of Patriarch Kirill of Russia, led a delegation from the Anglican Church in North America to Moscow for formal ecumenical meetings with the Russian Orthodox Church. . 


West Indian Anglicans rejects claims that poverty spawns crime

The Commission on Advocacy and Social Justice has rejected claims the rise in violent crime can be explained by the Caribbean's stagnant economy. 


Former Jerusalem archbishop dies

The Most Rev. Samir Kafity died at his home outside San Diego. He was 81.


Caste rivalries divide Christians over port project in South India

A government-backed industrial development project has divided Catholics and Anglicans along caste lines in the Southern Indian state of Kerala


Church of Uganda clergy gather in Mukono

Over 2000 priests from the Church of Uganda met today at Uganda Christian University in Mukono for the first all clergy conference for the East African church in 35 years.


Moscow meeting for Foley Beach

The primate of the Anglican Church in North America has travelled to Russia to meet with leaders of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.


Sri Lanka's elections free and fair Anglican bishop reports

The Bishop of Colombo has lauded Sri Lanka’s general election, saying it was the most free and fair held on the island since independence.


Bishops press govt to sign South Sudan peace deal

The government of South Sudan has declined to sign a peace agreement reached on 17 August 2015 by negotiators meeting in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa that sought to end the country’s civil war.


Scholar bishop chosen for South Sydney

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has announced he has chosen the Rev Michael Stead to be the next Bishop of South Sydney.


Fort Worth TEC parishes post appeal bond

Judge John Chupp has signed an order allowing five TEC congregations to remain in their present buildings pending appeal


Germany's Lutherans regret (parts) of the Reformation

The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) deplores the destruction of religious images during the Reformation period.


Moral courage essential for leaders says Army chief

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Marty Dempsey -- "While physical courage is important, just as important is moral courage."


CoE Cathedrals welcome over 10 million each year

More than 10 million people visited Cathedrals in England in 2014, according to new figures published on 19 August 2015 in the Church of England's Cathedral Research and Statistics report.


New Zealand cathedral robbery captured on film

Auckland's cathedral loses communion chalices, computer equipment and cash in daylight raid.


ACNA Senior Leaders Reopen Conversations with the Anglican Mission

Senior leaders from the Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican Mission met in a conversation facilitated by a certified mediator to discuss broken relationships, and to find ways that pr


GAFCON primates lead in corruption fight

GAFCON's most senior leaders are taking a prominent role in the fight against corruption in Africa.


Christian leaders have undermined govt efforts to battle Boko Haram, Idowu-Fearon claims

ACC Secretary General Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon said the failure of Christian leaders to reach out to Muslim leaders has contributed to the stalemate in Northern Nigeria


Gay marriage plebiscite for Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will take the issue of gay marriage to the country with a national plebiscite


This piece on Episcopal Bishop William Love of Albany contains a big, big, big hole

Terry Mattingly takes the Albany Times-Union to task over its "irresponsible" coverage of the Episcopal Church


Homosexuality is un-African says Ghana diocese

The synod of the Diocese of the Cape Coast has called for the government of Ghana to reject “pernicious” attempts by Western governments and churches to pressure the country to accept same-sex marriage. 


Japanese bishops make VJ Day apology

The House of Bishops of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai has apologized to the victims of Japanese aggression during the Second World War.


Tutu health bulletin

The Archbishop of Cape Town has released a bulletin concerning the health of his predecessor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. On 20 August 2015 the Most Rev.


Assisted Suicide? – put the whole thing to death

There maybe some good reasons for changing the law to allow physician assisted suicide (PAS), but truthfully, none of them are good enough to make me think it would be a good idea ...


SPUC Evangelicals conference set for London

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children / Evangelicals to meet on Sept 12 at the Central Hall Westminster


Sydney archbishop backs plebiscite plan

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has congratulated the Prime Minister and the Coalition for backing a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.


Christchurch Cathedral litigation concludes

A New Zealand High Court judge has ruled that while the use of insurance proceeds to build a temporary cathedral was improper, the Diocese of Christchurch had not engaged in unlawful behavior.


Adelaide gathering for cathedral deans

Twenty four cathedral deans met last week at St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide for the first joint meeting of the deans of Australia and New Zealand. The Dean of Adelaide, the Very Rev.


Reference Panel orders conciliation in Bruno affair

Charges of misconduct leveled against the Bishop of Los Angeles should be resolved through a negotiated settlement between the parties, the national church’s disciplinary panel for bishops has recommended.


Washington National Cathedral to commemorate Jonathan Daniels

Join us for the celebration of Holy Eucharist on the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, preaches and the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas presides.


Church of Iceland challenges cutbacks in govt support for clergy stipends

The Bishop of Iceland has called an emergency meeting of the church’s executive council to respond to the government’s proposed cutbacks


Khartoum frees ministers jailed for insulting Islam by preaching Christianity

The United States government and Christian advocacy groups have welcomed the release of two Sudanese Presbyterian ministers, sentenced to death for insulting Islam.


Hong Kong archbishop demands Beijing halt church demolitions

“Now that the authorities forcefully removed the cross without obvious and immediate danger, it is damaging religious freedom and trampling on Christianity,”  Archbishop Paul Kwong


Bishops denounce Malaysian state-sponsored persecution of Christians

"We can smell the increasing repression of religious space as an intentional effort of using extremism to create fear and threats for political mileage," -- Bishop Hing Moon of West Malaysia


IALC Communique from 2015 Meeting in Montreal

The International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (a network of the Anglican Consultative Council) met in Montreal this month and discussed issues surrounding reconcilliation.


Catholic Evangelism

The Rt. Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley will offer the inaugural Diocese of Sheffield lecture on Catholic Evangelism on 25 Sept 2015


Should Christians care for the poor?

With Jeremy Corbyn likely to be elected as the next Labour leader, there is a good chance that we will all be faced with a much clearer choice at the next election.


Namibia fails to elect new bishop

Appointment will now be made by the September meeting of the Southern African House of Bishops


Assistant Bishop of Perth consecrated

Consecration of The Reverend Canon Kate Wilmot as Bishop in the Church of God

Where: St George's Cathedral

When: 6 August 2015 Time: 6.30pm


In the wilderness: An update from St James the Great Newport Beach

This past Friday marked 40 days and 40 nights that the St. James the Great, Newport Beach, CA, congregation has been locked out of our unsold church building.


Who are the Planned Parenthood Clergy?

Who are these clergy who praise the work of the largest abortion provider in the United States? 


Church anti-slavery coalition close to collapse

The Archbishop of Canterbury is reviewing his relationship with the Global Freedom Network in light of the recent decision by the Vatican to withdraw its representatives from the anti-slavery movement.


Church of Norway says no to gay marriage, yes to gay clergy

Gay marriage will lead to a schism in the Church of Norway, the Bishop of Tønsberg said last week, but the ordination of gay clergy will not split the church


West African archbishop calls for popular campaign against corruption

The Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa has called upon the clergy of Ghana to denounce public corruption from the pulpits of their churches.


Bishop locked out of cathedral over corruption complaints

Members of the Youth League of the Church of Nigeria’s Diocese of Sapele have occupied the diocesan cathedral, locking out the clergy and congregation.


Gafcon leaders repudiate latest Canterbury outreach

Archbishop Wabukala not impressed with the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion project


Archbishop lauds Suez Canal project

"Tomorrow, the 6th of August, Egyptians will celebrate the opening of the new Suez Canal project," ... writes Archbishop Mouneer Anis from Cairo


Witness tampering and intimidation charges brought against Bishop Bruno

The Bishop of Los Angeles has retaliated against clergy and lay members of St James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, Cal., for having brought misconduct charges against him under the Ep


New president for Forward in Faith - North America

Forward in Faith North America is pleased to announce the election of the Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch as its new President.


Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn's pastoral letter on gay marriage

"As it happens, the Anglican Church of Australia does have a clear and unambiguous position on marriage ..."


Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes first Peruvian Anglican bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has welcomed the consecration of three new missionary bishops by the Primate of South America, as part of plans for the Diocese of Peru to become its own


In a world of horror hold to God’s vision of peace

Seventy years ago nuclear weapons were used against two Japanese cities, Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and Nagasaki three days later.


Former Chaplain to the Queen jailed for sexual assault

The former Vicar of Newport has been jailed for assaulting a 17-year old girl 40 years ago


Brazil to adopt gender neutral marriage canons, archbishop says

The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (IEAB) will be the next member of the Anglican Communion to amend its liturgy to make marriage gender neutral.


Chester vicar will not face criminal charges for assault

An internal investigation has been launched by the Diocese of Chester into allegations the vicar of St Michael and All Angels Church, Bramhall, the Rev. Simon Marsh, had assaulted a young women.


Damnation awaits politicians who consult witchdoctors, archbishop says

The Archbishop of Uganda has warned politicians they risk damnation and political defeat by canvassing for votes at pagan shrines and participating in cultic worship.


Queens archdeacon leaves wife to marry a man

The Archdeacon of Queens in the City of New York will face no ecclesial consequences for leaving his wife to marry a young man.


Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

A group of liberal clergy who advise the largest abortion provider in the United States have praised employees of the organization for “doing God’s work.”


Preservation group protests plans to demolish historic NZ church property

Section 38 demolition of heritage listed Bishopscourt in Christchurch, NZ, ignores calles for unnecessary heritage demoltions and transparency in rebuilding the earthquake damaged city.


Colonial Jamestown reliquary: Secret Catholics or Protestants 'venerating' bones of saints?

I love a good mystery hidden in the mists of history and it goes without saying that is doubly true of a mystery with a strong religion hook.


Former British PM James Callaghan honored at Westminster Abbey

A memorial ledger stone to the Right Honourable The Lord Callaghan of Cardiff KG was dedicated in the north-west corner of the nave of Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 7th July 2015.


Bruno Complaint survives first test

The charges presented against the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno on their face constitute a cause of action for misconduct, the presiding bishop's office has held.


The New Episcopal Church: What Hath General Convention 2015 Wrought?

The Episcopal Church runs the risk of cutting itself off from the very documents that give it identity (including Holy Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer and the Constitution). This is now a fait accompli. We have before us a New Episcopal Church. 


Climate change focus for York's visit to Fiji

Archbishop Sentamu is to visit Samoa, Tonga and Fiji to lead a series of Leadership Reflections on Climate Change 


Call for the election for the second bishop of the Diocese of the Great Lakes

The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes has issued a call for the appointment of a co-adjutor


Chief Justice calls for the church to clean up Ghana

The antidote to corruption and crime was the moral transformation of the nation, said the Hon. Georgina Theodora Woode and that could only be accomplished by the church.


Murder at Delhi Anglican school

Police are investigating the murders of two security guards at an Anglican school in New Delhi as a possible sectarian crime


Site issues with Comments

Anglican Ink uses the third party vendor Disqus to provide and moderate our comments.  About 10 days ago (after we did a Drupal update) our comments stopped working.


Churchgoers encouraged to contact MPs over assisted suicide Bill

Churchgoers are being encouraged to contact their MPs to highlight the risks involved in proposed legislation to legalise assisted suicide.


Italian missionary elected Anglican Bishop of Natal

A former Roman Catholic priest and current Anglican Bishop of Zululand, the Rt. Rev. Dino Gabriel, has been elected bishop of Natal.


Locked out LA church growing

Letter from St James the Great Newport Beach


Japanese church urges defeat of govt rearmament bills

"[W]e want peace, not war. Peace can only be achieved through peaceful diplomacy.”


815 acknowledgement of Bruno complaint

The Office of the Presiding Bishop has informed the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno that a complaint of misconduct has been filed against him.


Brazilian Church next to introduce gender neutral marriage canons

Statement by the Primate of the IEAB, the Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva 


Canterbury meeting with Redeemed Christian Church of God

The Archbishop of Canterbury met and prayed with leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God today.