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February 19, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A tree-planting program for London’s churches supported by the mayor of London is aiming to make neighborhoods greener and more attractive for bees. The tree plantings will also offer an opportunity for churches to organize events and ceremonies that involve...

February 16, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on marriage and same-sex relationships.

“First, we...

February 15, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued the following statement Feb. 15 after the General Synod’s vote “not to take note” of a report by the House of Bishops on marriage and same-sex relationships:

No person is a problem, or an issue. People are made in the...

February 15, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Resolving issues around human sexuality within the Anglican Communion is like threading a needle – and there is no one solution in sight at present, the secretary general of the Communion has told the Church of England Synod.

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-...

February 14, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A report from the Church of England‘s House of Bishops about marriage and same-sex relationships has received a significant setback in a vote at the General Synod in London. It is an embarrassing symbolic rejection of the bishops’ report which had stated that...

May 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Commissioners for England have lost their bid to force energy giant ExxonMobil to report annually on the impact of climate change reduction efforts.

More than 60 per cent of shareholders backed the company’s board. The failure to secure the...

May 3, 2016

Bishop of Sodor and Man Robert Paterson

[Anglican Communion News Service] The legislature on the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the north-west coast of England and Northern Ireland, has approved a bill to enable same-sex couples...

March 28, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Shareholders in ExxonMobil will be allowed to vote on a climate change resolution brought by the Church of England and other significant institutional investors, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) blocked an attempt by the oil...

February 12, 2016

The logo that the Church of England will use for events marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on 21 April. Photo Credit: Luke Sallinger

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England has unveiled the logo that it will use for its celebrations of Queen Elizabeth...

January 29, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A proposed ecumenical agreement between the Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland is not about “novel doctrinal statements or additional institutional structures, but about growing in communion and partnership in mission, so that...

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