Episcopal News Service

Interfaith gathering rededicates St. Saviour’s Church in northern Israel

[Diocese of Jerusalem] Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Suheil Dawani on Feb. 21 re-dedicated St. Saviour’s Church in the northern Israel town of Acre.

Modern theological education mustn’t lose sight of final goal, warns Canada primate

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that as Anglican educators, bishops and clergy debate how theological education should be adapted to meet the needs of the 21st century church, they should not lose sight of the fact that the final goal is to produce ministers with a “Christ-like character.”

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Episcopal dioceses to test variety of approaches to racial reconciliation with grant money

[Episcopal News Service] A “peace camp” for children in New Mexico, translated into a new program for adults.

American cultural assimilation classes for women who recently arrived in Dallas as refugees.

Ecumenical outreach in the black community by a half dozen predominantly white churches in east Texas, where hate groups have been reported in alarming numbers.

Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe.

Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya on last leg of African whistlestop tour

[Anglican Communion News Service]  The Archbishop of Canterbury has spent the day in Kenya as he concludes his visit to a number of countries in the region. He met the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya,  Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, who was elected last year as well as provincial staff. He also met the chair of CAPA (the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa), Archbishop Albert Chama; themes under discussion included the drought situation in Kenya, strife in South Sudan and radicalisation of youths in the region.

Archbishop of Canterbury kicks off African tour

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been visiting Burundi and Rwanda over the weekend as part of a week-long visit to Africa. His first stop was Burundi, to pray with the new primate. Archbishop Justin Welby and his wife were greeted on their arrival at Bujumbura International Airport by all the bishops of the province and the permanent secretary of foreign affairs.

London churches plant trees to make neighborhoods more ‘bee friendly’

[Anglican Communion News Service] A tree-planting program for London’s churches supported by the mayor of London is aiming to make neighborhoods greener and more attractive for bees. The tree plantings will also offer an opportunity for churches to organize events and ceremonies that involve members of other faiths in their parishes to celebrate and help to enhance the environments that people of all faiths and no faith share. The project is supported by the diocesan bishops.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches at St. John’s in Hong Kong

[Episcopal News Service — Hong Kong] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached to a standing room only crowd that overflowed into the courtyard at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong’s central business district on Feb. 19.

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