As the multiple crises in the Middle East continue, the 24-member Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging vigorous federal action on four main fronts.
Bangladesh has a high rate of maternal mortality—about 194 per 1,000 births in 2010—but this is steadily falling. And the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is helping the developing country to reach its targeted reduction to 143 maternal deaths per 1,000 by 2015.
The Consultation on Common Texts—an ecumenical roundtable of U.S. and Canadian churches that seeks interdenominational agreement on the language of worship and the cycle of prescribed scripture readings at services—held its annual meeting in Toronto on April 15.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has announced that it will contribute a $1,5000 grant to aid victims of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan province in China on April 20. The quake and its aftershocks killed more than 200 people and injured thousands.
Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked urgently to pray for an end to the violence in Syria.
The seven runners from Trinity Church Copley Square who were competing in the Boston Marathon to raise money for The Episcopal Church’s anti-violence initiative escaped injury in the two explosions that ripped through the race’s finish line that is within 300 yards of the church’s front porch.
According to Taonga News, the synod of the diocese of Christchurch has resoundingly endorsed a modern architectural vision for the new cathedral to be built in the square where an earthquake destroyed the historic one in 2010.
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