Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has underscored the value of continuing ecumenical dialogue at a “passionate theological level” while at the same time having “a closer relationship of action” that addresses the needs of the world in such areas as poverty and social justice.
When Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met with the primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, he was “very interested” in the work of the Anglican Church of Canada’s commission on the marriage canon because of the reality that the Church of England will have to wrestle with the issue of same-sex marriage following its legislation in the U.K.
After a 12-hour day of back-to-back engagements, a jet-lagged Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, sat down for a 15-minute interview with the Anglican Journal late Tuesday evening, April 8.
The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto was
abuzz with excitement as staff welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin
Welby and his wife, Caroline, for a brief stop in a tightly scheduled
visit to Canada from April 7 to 9.
Since his enthronement in March 2013 as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has visited 14 churches and provinces of the Anglican Communion. He and his wife, Catherine, are expected to arrive in Toronto this afternoon for a two-day “personal, pastoral visit.”
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has invited 20 bishops from the Anglican Communion to join him in a “process of discussion and discernment” about what churches can do in the face of climate change and ecological degradation.
For the first time in history, Anglican, Roman Catholic and Muslim leaders have agreed to work together to combat modern slavery and human trafficking, calling them “crimes against humanity.”
The high hopes for peace and prosperity that rang in the birth of the world's youngest country in July 2011 have been dashed by armed clashes between government soldiers, rebel militias and tribal loyalists. Since the latest conflict erupted last December, thousands of civilians have been raped or killed and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes.
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.