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Secretary General clarifies ACNA position with Communion as he reports to Standing Committee

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 03:27

Following press reports, The Secretary General, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has stressed that the Anglican Church of North America is not a province of the Anglican Communion.

Bishop of Polynesia addresses festivalgoers in England on climate change

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 21:59

Archbishop Winston Halapua of Polynesia has taken his concerns about climate justice and his moana theology message to a new stage – to the immaculate grounds of a stately hall in the English midlands.

First female Archbishop elected in Australia

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 23:58

The Right Revd Kay Goldsworthy has been elected Archbishop of Perth, the first woman to hold that office in the Anglican church in Australia.

Diocese of West Malaysia calls for prayers for missing Pastor and three others

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 01:13

The diocese of West Malaysia has issued a statement to mark 200 days since the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh.

Indigenous bishop slams the “doctrine of discovery”

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 17:08

The idea that indigenous people need to be discovered and westernised has been criticised by the national indigenous bishop of Canada.

Church leaders unite to speak out on euthanasia move

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 20:13

Seven Christian leaders in the Australian state of Victoria are calling on the premier to reconsider plans to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Synod to consider gifting Christchurch Cathedral to New Zealand government

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 22:20

Christchurch diocesan synod will consider giving its earthquake-ravaged cathedral as a gift to the people of New Zealand.

Child abuse inquiry recommends an end to Seal of the Confessional

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 22:14

Australia’s child sexual abuse inquiry says that failing to report abuse - including information given in the Confessional - should be a criminal offence.

Sexuality working group publishes interim report

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 00:21

A NZ working group has published its interim report on how strands of thinking on sexuality could be kept together in the Anglican Church.

Call for income equality ahead of New Zealand’s General Election

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 00:44

A coalition of social action groups has called on New Zealand politicians to deliver fairer income distribution and better quality of life.

Celebrating growth and understanding culture – the Secretary General reflects on his second year in office

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 21:32

St. Paul’s prayer for the Christians in Ephesus is also my prayer for the family of the Anglican Communion.

Célébrer la croissance et comprendre la culture — le Secrétaire général se penche sur la deuxième année de son mandat

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 21:26

La prière de Saint Paul pour les Chrétiens d’Éphèse est également ma prière pour les membres de la Communion anglicane

Celebrar el crecimiento y comprender la cultura: reflexiones del Secretario General sobre su segundo año en el cargo.

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 21:26

La oración de San Pablo por los cristianos de Éfeso es también mi oración por la familia de la Comunión Anglicana.

Conference in New Zealand on human trafficking

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 23:06

Anglicans in New Zealand are being given the opportunity to investigate the ways in which trafficking and exploitation is infiltrating Kiwi life and to learn how those hidden scourges are best headed off. 

Christian charity condemns killing of two Vietnamese seafarers

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 20:25

The Christian charity, Sailors’ Society, has issued a statement following reports that the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers have been found on Basilan Island in the Philippines. Sailors’ Society’s CEO, Stuart Rivers, commented, “This is devastating news and our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends.”

 

Two new bishops in Polynesia – including a first-ever bishop for Tonga

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 21:29

Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan Bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops.  Revd Dr ‘Afa Vaka will become the first bishop of the newly-constituted episcopal unit of Tonga  – and Archdeacon Henry Bull is to be the next bishop in Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji.

New Bishop announced on island of Borneo

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 22:07

The Revd Danald Jute has been appointed as the 14th Bishop of the diocese of Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Revd Danald’s consecration and installation will take place next month at St Thomas’ Cathedral in Kuching.

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