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March 22, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A scheduled Chrism Mass at the Diocese in Europe’s Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Brussels went ahead the afternoon of March 22 in an “act of defiance” against the terrorists who...

March 9, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Nigeria has praised police and government officials after their successful rescue of three teenage schoolgirls who had been kidnapped from their church-run boarding school in Lagos...

February 22, 2016

Archbishop Ng Moon Hing is installed as the Primate of South East Asia during a service at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur [Anglican Communion News Service]  The new Archbishop of South East Asia, the Most Revd Ng...

February 4, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in Australia are offering to test the common law principle of sanctuary after the country’s High Court ruled that it was lawful for the government to return some 270 asylum seekers –...

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...

January 29, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical body which advises church members of the “spiritual, ethical and cultural issues connected to biotechnology and related issues” in New Zealand has responded to a government...

January 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and other Christians are being challenged to take enjoy a candlelit dinner as part of a series of challenges for a “carbon fast” during Lent. The initiative comes from the Anglican...

December 14, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican bishops have welcomed this weekend’s international agreement at the climate change talks in Paris. Negotiators from around 200 countries have reached agreement on a far-reaching package of...

December 14, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] U.N.-led peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen get underway Dec. 15 and the Archdeacon in the Gulf, the Venerable Bill Schwartz, has called for prayers that the talks will lead to a “...

December 9, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] A young boy has been killed and two people injured after an armed gang attacked a church in the Burundian capital Bujumbura. No motive for the attack on St. Mark’s Church, Ngagara, is known;...

December 3, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] Representatives from 20 Japanese churches, including the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK – the Anglican Episcopal Church in Japan), have called on the Japanese government to “eliminate racial...

November 23, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s...

July 8, 2012

The Church of England’s General Synod meeting in York. Photo/Sam Atkins [Church Times] The General Synod has voted to send the draft women-bishops Measure back to the House of Bishops, and not to vote on final approval until...

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