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Rio Grande bishop: U.S. asylum crisis ‘a moral issue, and not a complicated one’

“Two basic factors are exacerbating each other. The first is that the system was designed to catch and detain illegal migrants, not legal asylum...

California synagogue shooting “hurt us all”

A gunman opened fire inside a Poway, Calif., synagogue April 27, the final night of the Jewish celebration of Passover, killing one woman and...

Anglicans respond as southern Africa devastated by Cyclone Idai

More than 1,000 people are estimated to have died in a massive cyclone that devastated parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving in its...

Primate offers prayers for mosque shooting victims to CoGS

Mississauga, Ont. As the meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS) opened its session with a celebration of the Eucharist Friday March 15, primate of...

PWRDF donates $95K+ to support Rohingya refugees

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Church of Canada’s relief and development arm, is contributing to a partner program providing...

Anglican Communion’s ecumenical expert chosen as new president of Thorneloe University

Canon Dr. John Gibaut, currently director of Unity, Faith and Order at the Anglican Communion Office, is to leave his current role to become...

‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue’ theme for 2019 Week of Prayer for...

The 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will focus on justice, with the theme “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18–20)....

Anglican leaders conclude regional primates’ meeting with hope

Anglican primates from the Americas and the Caribbean have concluded their regional meeting today (Thursday) with a commitment to continue meeting regularly and working...

Anglican leaders from the Americas gather in Toronto for regional Primates’ Meeting

The leaders of eight Anglican provinces whose churches cover the territory from Cape Horn to the Arctic are gathering in Toronto for a regional primates’ meeting.

Tensions rise in Diocese of Albany over bishop’s rejection of same-sex marriage compromise

Albany Bishop William Love’s refusal to accept a General Convention compromise on same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through his New York diocese, with both his supporters and those who oppose his decision expressing uncertainty about what will happen next.
The Rev. Rahab Wanjiru, an HIV-positive Anglican priest, frequently campaigns against HIV stigma in central Kenya. Wanjiru was photographed outside her church in Laikipia County, central Kenya, on Dec. 27, 2016. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

In Kenya, a pastor’s refusal to marry an HIV-positive bride stirs debate over AIDS...

A Pentecostal pastor in the western Kenyan town of Bahati triggered outrage over the past week by refusing to marry a young couple until they complied with his demand that they be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Birth of a new mission as ‘shining light’ Chile becomes Anglican Communion’s 40th province

The Iglesia Anglicana de Chile—the Anglican Church of Chile—has been inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion in a service of joy...

PWRDF revives food aid project in South Sudan after $100,000 donation

A $100,000 donation from a Canadian Anglican philanthropist has enabled the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Church of Canada’s relief...

Episcopal and Anglican leaders respond to anti-Semitic shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby were among a number of Anglican leaders who joined...

Asia Bibi awaits judgment on final Supreme Court appeal against ‘blasphemy’ death penalty

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has heard the final appeal of a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death for blasphemy—her crime was to drink from a water fountain used by Muslims.