Episcopal News Service

Prayer service set at Texas detention center during General Convention

[House of Deputies] Responding to calls from Episcopalians across the church to act on behalf of families seeking asylum at the southern U. S. border, a team of concerned leaders heading to General Convention has planned a prayer service outside the T. Don Hutto Residential Detention Center in Taylor, Texas, at about noon on Sunday, July 8.

Church in Wales wins contract to train British military chaplains

[Anglican Communion News Service] Chaplains serving U.K. military personnel will continue to be trained by the Church in Wales, after the Anglican province won a contract to provide training for the next five years. Britain’s Ministry of Defense awarded the contract to St. Padarn’s Institute, the Church in Wales’ new training institute. The Church in Wales has been training British military chaplains since 2001 but has to re-bid every five years.

Anglicans worldwide work to provide support, care for refugees

[Anglican Communion News Service] June 20 is World Refugee Day, when the world is called to remember the millions of individuals fleeing their countries as refugees and the millions more internally displaced people stranded within their country with no home to go to.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby released a statement calling on the church to lift up these millions of people in their prayers, and he reflected on ministry to refugees that he had seen on his travels.

Jerusalem archbishop calls for reconciliation among Anglicans

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has stressed the need for reconciliation amongst Anglicans. Speaking to delegates at the Global Anglican Future Conference, or GAFCON, being held in the city, Dawani spoke of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem’s work of reconciliation in the Holy Land and emphasized the importance of the Church being one. This message was featured in a homily delivered at an evensong in St George’s Cathedral on June 17 attended by some 200 of the GAFCON participants.

Grant boosts effort to rebuild New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Property Trustees of the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch have received a grant equivalent to about $4 million toward the rebuilding of Christchurch Cathedral.

Major grant awarded help more bishops attend Lambeth Conference 2020

[Anglican Communion News Service] The organizers of the 2020 Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops have received a major boost with the announcement that Allchurches Trust – owners of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group – have made a £750,000 grant, worth about $1 million, to help more bishops attend the conference. Every active bishop in the Anglican Communion will be invited to the Lambeth Conference; but the costs of attending can be prohibitive for bishops from developing countries.

Third Global Anglican Future Conference underway in Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] The third Global Anglican Future Conference, or GAFCON, has begun in Jerusalem. Organizers say 2,000 people are taking part. The ecumenical gathering attracts a large number of Anglicans.

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