December 18, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Peshawar has said that, following what he called “another unimaginable horror,” the Church of Pakistan has decided to cancel its Christmas celebrations.

Peshawar Bishop Humphrey Peters spoke solemnly about the aftermath of the recent...

November 7, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has said a Christian couple beaten and burned in a brick kiln was revenge for unpaid bills, not because they had damaged a Qur’an.

A member of the united church, that comprises several...

October 29, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, has announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant devoted to Asian Ministries at the Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry in San Gabriel, CA (Diocese of Los Angeles).

The funding, to...

October 17, 2014

[Anglican Alliance] In a recent visit to the Diocese of Peshawar, Pakistan, Andy Bowerman, Co-Director for the Anglican Alliance, heard from those affected by the bombing of All Saints Church last year.  He writes this reflection.

“Last year was the worst year of my life. I do not see...

September 22, 2014

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop Justin Welby has issued a statement on the first anniversary of the suicide bombings at All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan, on 22 September 2013 in which more than 100 Christians were killed.

Archbishop Justin Welby said:

“As we...

September 21, 2014

[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] God is calling the church in Asia to be an agent of reconciliation and a prophetic witness, three Asian Anglican archbishops told the House of Bishops, and they said the church across the world also must respond to the same call.


September 21, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] One year ago today (on Sept. 22, 2013) two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of...

August 28, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India’s southern Kerala state have given a mixed response to government proposals for a total prohibition of alcohol within 10 years.

While Christian leaders have welcomed the ban, which will be gradually phased in over the next decade, some...

June 12, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] Japanese Anglicans have strongly condemned racism in the country and vowed “to eradicate hate crime and hate speech and strive to establish a true multiracial and mutlicultural society.”

In a statement issued after their 61st synod, representatives of...

May 27, 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby meets local Christians in Pakistan. Photo: Diocese of Raiwand

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has received a warm welcome from the Church of Pakistan on the first day of his visit there.