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Anglican leaders pay tribute to iconic evangelist Billy Graham

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has led tributes from Anglican leaders to the iconic U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who died today at his home in North Carolina, aged 99.

‘Stations of the Cross’ art exhibition follows Jesus’ path to crucifixion at sites across...

Churches around the world will welcome Christians this Lent as they pray the Way of the Cross, following Jesus' final path to crucifixion through 14 stations.

New municipal tax measures ‘threaten churches’ ministry in Jerusalem,’ leaders say

Education and health ministries provided by the Diocese of Jerusalem could be at risk if the Jerusalem Municipality goes ahead with plans to make churches pay Arnona, or municipal taxes.

Pass the syrup-it’s Shrove Tuesday

What is Shrove Tuesday? Celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday (also called “Pancake Tuesday” or “Pancake Day”) is the final day before the...

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for greater Anglican Communion say in selection of successor

The primates of the Anglican Communion should have a greater say in the appointments of future Archbishops of Canterbury, the current Archbishop, Justin Welby, said Thursday, February 8.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Lent begins February 14

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). These are the words that Christians around the world will hear on...

New Anglican bishops attend induction week at Canterbury Cathedral

A group of 33 recently appointed and elected bishops are spending a week at Canterbury Cathedral—the Anglican Communion’s mother church—as part of a global...

Anglican Alliance launches global focus on anti-slavery initiatives in ‘Freedom Year’

The Anglican Alliance, which helps to co-ordinate Anglican churches and agencies “to work for a world free of poverty and injustice,” has launched a...

Hymnathons: Episcopal choirs perform marathon-style training events to raise funds

Fiona Campbell prepared for last weekend’s test of endurance by eating a good breakfast, hydrating and keeping a big water bottle by her side. The...

Compass Rose Society opens new chapter in Hong Kong

The Compass Rose Society, the charitable foundation that provides substantial support for the work of the Anglican Consultative Council and the international ministry of...

Episcopal Church challenged to repent for when it failed to protect victims of sexual...

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, issued a call Jan. 22 for the Episcopal...

Southern Africa primate pays tribute to anti-apartheid hero and trumpeter Hugh Masekela

Primate of Southern Africa and Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has paid tribute to the legendary trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela, who...

Brazil takes ‘decisive step towards gender equality’ with election of first female bishop

The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil—the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (IEAB) ­has elected its first female bishop, some 34 years after the province first paved the way for women to serve in all three orders of ministry.

Recommendations on same-sex blessings from church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

A working group established by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is recommending that bishops should be able to decide whether to authorize a service of blessing for same-gender couples, using provisions already within the province’s canons for “a non-formulary service.”

Church of England gathers digital creatives to develop new apps and social media campaigns

Around 50 Christians with experience in digital communications are being brought together by the Church of England to pool ideas for new apps, websites...