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May 8, 2014

By: Bronwyn

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate...

May 8, 2014

By: Bronwyn Skov

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate words to...

May 7, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement:

The Episcopal Church is horrified at the violence perpetrated against innocent schoolgirls in Nigeria, and the willingness of those...

March 11, 2008

The Anglican Church in Nigeria has denied that its primate, Archbishop Peter Akinola, had an role in a 2004 massacre of Muslims in Yelwa, Nigeria. "Archbishop Akinola has not and does not encourage violence but continues to maintain peaceful cordial relationship with every peace-loving Nigerian...

May 24, 2007

A group of Nobel prize winners, including Peace Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, have called for new elections in Nigeria, saying the country's recent poll was not free and fair and fell far short of acceptable international standards.

 

A statement on...

April 16, 2003

Nigerian Christians have been urged by their leaders to abandon Easter activities like church crusades and retreats in order to participate in the presidential and gubernatorial elections on Saturday.

The Rev. Sunday Mbang, president of the country's main ecumenical body, the Christian...

December 2, 2002

Dozens of Christians have been killed and hundreds injured by Muslim youth during a fresh outbreak of violence in the city of Kaduna in heavily Islamic northern Nigeria--and Muslims were killed when Christians retaliated.

The violence began November 20 as a reaction to a Nigerian...