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May 18, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday. Victor Bet Tamraz was seized at his home along with Amin Nader Afshar. They were subsequently released on bail, but Amin Nader Afshar was then...

May 4, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby, accompanied by the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Suheil Dawani, has visited two hospitals in Gaza City, led worship in the chapel of the city’s Anglican hospital, and met members of Gaza’s Christian community on the third...

May 3, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis have visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, to remember and lament the tragedy of the Holocaust and the implications and effects it has subsequently had on so many lives. Earlier...

May 2, 2017

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin and Caroline Welby visited St Paul’s Anglican Church in Amman, Jordan, with Archbishop Suheil Dawani, the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem on the first day of his visit to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

“The intense suffering of...

April 18, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A team of Bible translators in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, working against the backdrop of civil unrest and religious persecution, has completed the first translation of the Bible into the Central Kurdish Sorani language.

For the last eight years, Church...

April 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] World Council of Churches General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit has called for a cultural shift as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims of  a suspected nerve gas attack in Idlib province in Syria. Multiple news sources have confirmed that more...

March 8, 2017

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches March 9 expressed grave concern about a new law passed March 8 by the Knesset which reportedly forbids granting entry visas to foreign nationals who call for economic, cultural or academic boycotts of either Israel or the Israeli...

February 21, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The Good Friday Offering is our opportunity to add some of the substance of our lives to the substance of our prayers,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry wrote to the clergy of the Episcopal Church. “The Jesus Movement is about the journey...

February 13, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Since the beginning of the year Congress has introduced multiple bills seeking to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would change over 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. Prior to his inauguration, President Trump said that one of the...

December 16, 2016

El Rdo. Christopher Bishop (a la derecha) ayuda a distribuir alimentos a cristianos iraquíes desplazados durante su viaje a Irak en septiembre de 2015. Foto de Stand With Iraqi Christians.

[Episcopal News Service] Según lo relata el Rdo. Christopher Bishop, a él...

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