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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.

Iglesia Anglicana de Chile confirmed as Anglican Communion’s 40th province

The Iglesia Anglicana de Chile (IACH)—currently a diocese of the Anglican Church of South America­—will become the 40th province of the Anglican Communion.

Evangelism bishop says Church of England is ‘coming back’ to England’s housing complexes

The bishop who chairs the Church of England’s Estates Evangelism Task Group has said that the church is returning to the country’s inner-city housing estates.

Anglicans join call to UN for more help to internally displaced people

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has joined a number of Anglican primates and other faith leaders calling on heads of state to support the world’s 40.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs).

Episcopal Church of South Sudan’s Bishop of Yirol, Simon Adut Yuang, killed in plane...

Anglican Bishop of Yirol, Simon Adut Yuang, was one of 20 people killed when a plane carrying them from the South Sudanese capital Juba...

World Council of Churches and Catholics map future together after papal visit to Geneva

Ten weeks after Pope Francis visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva as “a pilgrim in quest of unity and peace,” church leaders of different churches representing the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church are meeting in Germany this week to continue their task of “walking, praying and working together.”

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for ‘fundamental reform’ of Britain’s economy

A major research paper, co-authored by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, says that Britain’s economy “is not working for millions of people and needs...

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon issues strong rebuke to peddlers of Anglican Communion ‘rumours and gossip’

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has strongly condemned people who “militantly present falsehoods” about the Communion, despite knowing that...

Church ‘cannot, will not walk away’ from reconciling role in global conflict, Archbishop of...

Churches are on the front line of mediation efforts across the world, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the United Nations Security Council August 29, in part because they are often “the only functioning institutions in a fragile or pre-conflict situation.”

Washington National Cathedral prepares to help family, nation honour McCain

Washington National Cathedral may be the site of state funerals and national memorial services and celebrations, but it is also a worshipping community whose members come to the cavernous building on the highest hill in Washington, D.C., to mark the significant moments of their lives. And that is why on September 1, the morning’s funeral for Sen. John McCain will be followed that afternoon by a wedding.