The Task Group set up by last year’s gathering of primates has been meeting in London this week with the emphasis on understanding diversity within the Anglican Communion – and recognizing the many areas of unity.
On April 8, 1917, Canon Frederick George Scott was preparing a service of Holy Communion to celebrate Easter Sunday in a YMCA hut in the French town of Ecoivres.
In the wake of the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt April 9 and the suspected chemical attack in Syria April 4, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada today asked Anglicans to pray for the victims, their grieving families and churches who continue bear witness to their faith in the midst of conflict.
At least 44 people have been killed after terrorists linked to Daesh detonated bombs at two Coptic churches in Egypt. The blasts took place Sunday, April 9 – a day when both eastern and western Christian traditions celebrated Palm Sunday.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev. 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.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that China’s leaders are “deeply fearful of any manifestation of religious belief,” since it is “perpetually insecure about its hold on power,” said David Mulroney, Canada’s former ambassador to China.
The Anglican Church of Canada’s relief and development agency is contributing $20,000 to help people stricken by recent dramatic flooding in Peru.
A delegation from the Philippines that includes an Anglican bishop wants the government to appoint an ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas and to support formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and leaders of the Church of England have offered prayers for those affected by the March 22 attack in Westminster which left four people dead and many injured.