International News

Peace-building needed in Iraq

Archbishop Michael Peers has spoken out against the recent military strikes by the United States and Britain in Iraq, urging the Canadian government to...

Ugandan bishop, people ‘going through pain’

The lines of agony and loss are etched deeply into the face of 62-year old MacLeord Baker Ochola. He is not a bitter man....

Exorcisms on rise in Britian

General Synod of the Church of England has ordered an investigation into the increasing number of unauthorized and potentially dangerous exorcisms. A growing...

Anglican commitment questioned

Konrad Raiser, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches said that Anglican churches are more "interested in protecting Anglicanism than in furthering the...

Carey plans to visit Pope again

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, is expected to visit Pope John Paul II in Rome this month. ...

Church playing a limited role

Church playing a limited role (ENI)- The Russian Orthodox Church has not withdrawn its membership in the World Council of Churches. At a December meeting of...

New church forum approved

At the same time as some Orthodox churches are threatening to desert the World Council of Churches, the eighth assembly of the council has...

World briefs

Bishop's wife killed Berta Sengulane, the wife of Bishop Dinis Sengulane of Mozambique, was killed in a car accident in November. Mrs. Sengulane was in the...

Jews upset at remarks

Charges that Jewish leaders use the Holocaust as a club to oppress others drew an angry response from a spokesman for the Canadian Jewish...

Women’s work still not done

The Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women has been a failure, and more work is needed, says a group that gathered to...

Lay presidency legislation stalls

The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has halted the move towards lay presidency in his diocese by preventing third and final reading of his synod's...

Bishop’s death sparks fear for Sudanese church

Bishop Daniel Zindo Anglicanism in Sudan, a country embroiled in civil war, has been thrown into turmoil after the primate of Sudan was killed...

Carey lends political clout

Frustrated by lack of government assistance and dwarfed by the Roman Catholic population, Anglicans in Central America turned to the Archbishop of...

World news briefs

Gays, lesbians host post-Lambeth dialogue on sexuality (ENS)-An all-day After Lambeth conference organized by Britain's Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement drew representatives from...

Religious volunteers strong in Amnesty

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Fifty years after the...