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Wabukala cracks his whip

The chairman of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans has laid down a three line party whip, calling Africa's wavering bishops to order.


Gafcon Advent Letter 2014

To the Faithful of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and friends from Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of Kenya and Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council


America's racist foundations revealed in Ferguson, Presiding Bishop claims

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the way forward from Ferguson:


Terrorists kill 28 Christians in Kenyan bus massacre

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the murder of 28 Christians in Kenya last Saturday, saying the killings were payback for police


Bavarian bishop elected as EKD leader

The Rt. Rev. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm has been elected head of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD).


Trial date set for Bishop Ball

The former Bishop of Gloucester will face two additional charges of indecent assault


Laity mobilize to block gay church marriage in Finland

 A potential vote on gay marriage in future sessions of the General Synod of the Church of Finland has enlivened elections for trustees and parish councillors held on 9 Nov 2014 for the state Luthe


Crime a consequence of moral decay, West Indian bishop writes

A return to “old-fashioned” moral values is the only lasting solution to the Caribbean’s epidemic of crime


Sultan returns confiscated Bibles

The Sultan of Selangor has returned Bibles and religious literature confiscated by the State Islamic Affairs Department


Women bishops: Archbishop hails "new way of being the church"

Archbishop Welby says the Church can begin "moving forward together" after General Synod enacts women bishops legislation.


Pope Francis greets Archbishop Okoh of Nigeria at Humanum Conference

Pope Francis welcomed the Primate of All Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh to the Humanum Colloquium on the Complementarity of Men and Women at the Vatican on Monday, 17 Nov 2014


NT Wright addresses Vatican colloquium on marriage

The marital union is a crucial symbol of God's intention and the possibility for a “new creation” Wright told the conference


No jail time for abuser priest

Franklin Huntress given 12 month suspended sentence after admitting to two counts of assault


Anglican Communion may be beyond repair says Welby

In his Presidential address to the General Synod today, Archbishop Welby spoke about the issues faced by the Anglican Communion and possible ways forward.


Decline of marriage linked to inequality Pope claims

"Evidence is mounting that the decline of the marriage culture is associated with increased poverty and a host of other social ills" -- Francis,


Muslim mob burns Christian couple to death

A Christian husband and wife have been burned alive by a Muslim


Islamist extremism not poverty driving Boko Haram terror campaign says archbishop

Archbishop Kwashi is the Anglican Archbishop of the area in Northern Nigeria where the bombing took place at Potiskum. He met on Monday November 10 with the Diocesan bishop of the area.


Moscow press statement on ACNA meeting

On November 8, the DECR chairman met at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary with Dr. Foley Beach, Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America.


Attendance holding steady for the Church of England

New Church of England statistics for 2013 published today show that an average of one million people attend services each week, down about 1% on the previous year


Russian Orthodox meeting for ACNA leaders

On November 8, 2014 Archbishop Foley Beach met with Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Chairman of the Department of External Relations for the Russian Orthodox Church.


Charlie Masters installed as bishop of ANiC

(6 Nov 2014) The Rt Rev. Charles Masters was installed this evening as the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada by Archbishop Foley Beach


GTS faculty return to work

Joint statement announcing a return to work agreement at the General Theological Seminary


New bishop for Western Anglicans

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America has appointed the Rev. M. Keith Andrews as bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglican


Diocese of Michigan backs gun control

The Diocese of Michigan has endorsed a resolution call for universal background checks on all gun purchases, banning all sales of semiautomatic weapons, high-impact ammunition, and high-capacity ammunition magazines.


Episcopal bishop joins ACNA

The former Bishop of Springfield of the Episcopal Church of the USA has joined the Anglican Church in North America.


Soccer star's murder prompts call for gun control in South Africa

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has backed calls for stricter gun control following the murder of South Africa's national soccer team captain, Senzo Meyiwa.


Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act gets church backing

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has endorsed popular calls for Uganda's parliament to reinstate the Anti-Homosexuality Act


Cathedral marchers against gun violence

Members of St Mark's Cathedral in Seattle join ecumenical march against gun violence


Burmese visit for Archbishop Welby

Archbishop visits South East Asia and Myanmar


Ghana tour for Welby

Archbishop Welby offers praise for Ghana's 'remarkable' religious tolerance


Constitutional amendment not a stalking horse for gay marriage, bishop c laims

The Bishop of The Bahamas has given his support to four constitutional amendments that seek to banning sexual discrimination.


MPs send message on Asia Bibi case

More than fifty Members of Parliament, from across the political spectrum, have written to the Pakistani authorities asking for an urgent review in the case of Asia Bibi. 


Death penalty affirmed in Pakistan blasphemy case

The Lahore High Court has rejected the appeal of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy


Stolen diocesan funds used to for Las Vegas junkets, court told

A Manitoba court has frozen the assets of the former Archdeacon of Brandon, after the diocese’s insurance company brought suit to recoup funds embezzled by the Ven. Noah Njegovan.


Archbishop resigns after report damns inaction against abusers

The former Archbishop of York, Lord Hope, has resigned as the Honorary Assistant Bishop of Bradford after an inquiry found he had protected a cathedral dean from scandal


Bishop Baker to step down as FiF chairman

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker has announced he will not stand for re-election as chairman of Forward in Faith UK.


Corruption is killing South Africa: Archbishop warns

The “insidious cancer of corruption” is “the most egregious threat” to South Africa's democracy today, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said in a public lecture.


Church backs dam protests in Luzon

The Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the Philippines Renato Abibico has written to President Benigno Aquino urging government intervention in a dispute between villagers and an energy company accused of despoiling their land.


Impasse in General Seminary strike talks

Negotiations over the return to work of 8 General Theological Seminary faculty appear to be at an impasse, according to a statement released by the faculty.


Egypt Fights Terrorism

Bishop Mouneer Anis reports on the terror attacks in Sinai


Forward in Faith bishops defend Bishop Baker

None of the bishops of The Society underestimates the searing grief that accompanies the breakdown of a marriage


David Reed elected Bishop of West Texas

The Rt. Rev. David Mitchell Reed was elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas at the Special Council of the diocese on Oct. 25, 2014.


CoE bishop given permission to remarry after divorce

The chairman of Forward in Faith (UK), the Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham, has been given permission by the Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury to remarry following his divorce to his wife.


Tribalism holding back Nigeria warns Okoh

Tribalism remains the greatest threat to the integrity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, warns Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.


Christian backing for BJP

Indian church leaders have given their support to the Hindu-Nationalist BJP Party


Gafcon secretary appointed

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala writes on the first anniversary of the Gafcon conference in Nairobi


Nashotah House names new Dean

Dr. Steven Peay named dean and president of Nashotah House


Ex-Diocese of Connecticut church to become mosque

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) has sold its property at 35 Harris Road, Avon, former home to Christ Episcopal Church, to the Farmington Valley American


ANiC Prayers for Canadian terror victims

23 October 2014

Today, Canadians are grieving the deaths of two members of the Canadian Armed Forces at the hands of terrorists this week. 


GTS Faculty agree to return to work

Statement from striking GTS faculty agreeing to seek reinstatement


Archbishop laments Canadian terror attacks

Statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, in the wake of attacks in Ottawa and Quebec on servicemen by suspected Islamic terrorists.


Uganda Martyrs Museum foundation stone laid

President Yoweri Museveni has laid the foundation stone for the Uganda Martyrs Museum in Namugongo.


Archbishop of Canterbury on dealing with ISIS and jihadism

Writing in Prospect magazine on 15 Oct 2014, Archbishop Justin Welby says while force against jihadists may be needed, the West must also provide an alternative narrative of purpose and hope.


Australian dioceses join divestment campaign

The Perth and Canberra diocesan synods of the Anglican Church of Australia have voted to exclude coal, oil and gas companies from their investment portfolios as a sign of their commitment to fighti


Indian bishop arrested on fraud charges

The former Bishop in Madras of the Church of South India


Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement applauds Pope Francis

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement today welcomed the outcome of the Roman Catholic’s Church’s Synod

Southern Pines rector resigns following indecent exposure arrest

The Bishop of North Carolina is set to hold a parish meeting at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines tomorrow to answer questions in the wake of the resignation of the church’s rector follow


Archbishop Kwong writes from Hong Kong on the territory's political unrest

Many people have asked me about the present situation in Hong Kong, which has drawn the attention of people on the mainland and all over the world.


Episcopal Church continues shedding members

A U.S. denomination that prides itself on inclusivity is including significantly fewer people in its 2013 membership and attendance figures.


Porvoo session held in York

Dr John Sentamu played host to the meeting of the Porvoo Communion of Churches at Bishopsthorpe last month.


Anglicans reject call for Kenya referendum

Opposition calls for a national referendum to reform the Kenyan constitution are premature, the leaders of the Anglican Church of Kenya said last week


Anglican leaders aloof from Hong Kong protests

Anglican leaders have taken a neutral stance in the street demonstrations


Ebola kills Anglican doctor in Sierra Leone

The West African Ebola outbreak has claimed the life of an Anglican doctor


Church support for Palestinian statehood

The House of Bishops of the General Synod of the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have released a joint statement urging Parliament to back a motion recognizing Palestine as an independent state.


New Primate for North India

The Bishop in Amritsar, PK Samataroy, was elected 13th moderator of the Church of North India.


Parameters for sexuality discussion in the Diocese of Oxford

Changing the church's teaching on same-sex relations is a matter of justice, the Bishop of Oxford writes


ACNA is Anglican

Seven archbishops repudiate Archbishop Justin Welby's assertion that ACNA is not Anglican


Papal greetings for newest Anglican archbishop

[Atlanta, GA] Pope Francis has communicated his personal greetings and blessings for the new ministry of the Most Rev. Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA].


"Most look to Rome to stem Islamic militancy" says Anglican bishop

(6 Oct 2014) The prominent Anglican Bishop, Michael Nazir-Ali, formerly the Bishop of Rochester, has spoken of the overriding importance of the Catholic Church's global voice for the future of Chri


Archbishop of York beset by gay protesters

Victimisation of gay married priest Jeremy Pemberton condemned


Conservative protests over hijacking of Church of England's sexuality dialogue

"It is difficult to see how the process of shared conversations can command credibility if those who are most committed to the Church of England's official teaching are in effect excluded." -- Reform


Australian diocese facing bankruptcy

The Archbishop of Sydney has urged the Diocese of Bathurst to “stand and withstand”, and not lose heart in the face of A$25 million in potential liabilities.


Vicar rejects anti-Semitism accusations

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has demanded the Church of England investigate the participation of a Surrey rector, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer, in an anti-Israel conference in Tehran.


Petition campaign launched in support of the GTS 8

An online petition has been launched calling for the Board of Trustees of the General Theological Seminary to reinstate eight striking faculty members


German call to legalize incest

A government sponsored ethics panel has recommended that Germany scrap its laws banning incest between consenting adult siblings


Abortion may not always be best, bishop notes

The Bishop of Iceland has defended her participation in a Christian festival that included prayers for unborn children.


Church support for Indian alcohol ban

The Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India has backed the plan to ban the sale of alcohol in South India


Anglican churches partner to support Vicar of Baghdad

Two Anglican churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Christ Church Plano and All Saints Dallas, recently partnered in hosting the Rev. Canon Dr.


Dean Dunkle responds to his accusers

On 3 Oct 2014 Dean Kurt Dunkle of the General Theological Seminary wrote to the school's students responding to criticisms of his administration and character.