With ancient ceremony, under the sails of the Vancouver Convention Centre, and before 1300 plus Anglicans and their guests, Melissa Skelton was ordained a bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada on March 1.
A refugee camp in northern Uganda was the last place the Rev. Reuben Garang expected to be reunited with his brothers and sisters. They had been separated for 25 years, following the second Sudanese civil war in the 1980s.
The observance of a Day of Prayer for South Sudan on Feb. 16 took on a very personal nature at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Almost six months after taking refuge in a Montreal Anglican church to escape deportation, an ailing Pakistani woman met federal opposition leader Thomas Mulcair there Feb.14 and appealed for justice and immediate freedom.
Trent Bell usually does photo shoots of beautiful architecture, interior
design and landscapes that are destined for the glossy pages of
magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler or Design New England. But
searching for a more personal project that would stretch him creatively
and diversify his portfolio led him to very different subjects in a very
different place—taking portraits of inmates in the Maine prison system.
“Scores of female church workers were massacred last month as they sought refuge at a church in the central South Sudanese town of Bor,” according to a report from World Watch Monitor (WWM).
On January 25,1944, as much of China
lay in the iron grip of the Japanese invasion, the church marked a
groundbreaking event. A fearless Anglican bishop, discerning a match
between wartime need and a uniquely gifted person, ordained a humble yet
steel-spined disciple of Christ into the priesthood. The bishop was
Ronald Hall of Victoria and the ordinand was Hong-Kong-born Li Tim-Oi,
the church's first woman priest.
The Anglican Church of Canada has urged the Canadian government to issue a strong statement calling for “an immediate cessation of hostilities and an unconditional ceasefire” by all warring parties to the armed conflict in South Sudan.
Condolences from leaders throughout the Anglican Communion are being
sent to the Church of the Province of West Africa, following the sudden
death of its primate, Dr. Solomon Tilewa Johnson.