International News

General Synod-funded research project addresses human trafficking in the pandemic era

Since it was publicly identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than two million people worldwide. The...

Canadian Anglican archbishops sign anti-conversion therapy declaration

An international interfaith commission has called for an end to violence against and criminalization of LGBTQ+ people and a global ban on conversion therapy. The...

‘We can name the evil that is racism’: A conversation with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

The struggle against anti-Black racism is a common thread in the history of North America and South Africa. During the apartheid era, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa played a major role in supporting the movement to end the official system of racial discrimination. While apartheid officially ended three decades ago, racism continues to plague South Africa today alongside persistent economic and social inequality.

‘I look in the mirror, I see Absalom Jones’

Each February, the Episcopal diocese of Pennsylvania celebrates the life and legacy of Absalom Jones. The first African-American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, Jones also founded the first Black Episcopal congregation, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, and is in the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints.

PWRDF helps displaced Iraqi families come home

Members of 1,500 displaced families in northern Iraq were more safely able to return to their homes this year as the result of a project funded partly by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).

Episcopal church pushes triennial meeting to 2022

The U.S.-based Episcopal Church has postponed its 80th General Convention by a year, the church’s presiding officers announced Nov. 20. In a letter to bishops...

Federal grant extends PWRDF maternal and child health program for pandemic

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has received major support from the Government of Canada, allowing it to extend its maternal and...

Episcopal bishops grapple with life in a COVID-19 epicentre

Since the first cases appeared there in early spring, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the United States. The Centre for Disease Control reports, at...

Activists highlight Canada’s role on 75th anniversary of atomic bombings

Nuclear disarmament advocates, including a prominent Anglican voice, held an online event Aug. 6 to commemorate 75 years since the atomic bombings of Japan...

Churches call for prayers, support as depth of Beirut crisis emerges

Anglicans and other Christian organizations are sending prayers and financial support to Lebanon, a country with a significant Christian population, after a massive explosion...

‘Invite everyone to more’: A conversation with Canon Stephanie Spellers

Canon Stephanie Spellers is the canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. She was appointed...

On a South Dakota reservation, church strives for ‘love in the time of the...

Editor’s note: As Indigenous Anglicans respond to COVID-19—including a letter issued by National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Mark MacDonald and stories of people heading to...

‘Nothing can stop us all being in prayer’: Thy Kingdom Come 2020 resources include...

For the fifth year in a row, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is inviting the world’s Christians to pray, from Ascension to Pentecost, that others may come to know Jesus.

Europe’s churches bring light to lockdown

Every day at noon, Edgardo Sasuman, sacristan for St. James Episcopal Church in Florence, Italy, rings the church’s bells. It’s a call of solidarity...

‘Each day carries the fear of succumbing to the virus’: Anglicans in Italy experience...

The novel coronavirus and the disease caused by it (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world. As of March 3, the World Health Organization...