Episcopal News Service

Episcopalians join prayers, protests against death penalty as Tennessee execution looms

UPDATE: Edmund Zagorski’s execution, originally scheduled for Oct. 11, was delayed to let last-minute challenges proceed in Tennessee courts.

Anglican Province of Hong Kong marks 20th anniversary

[Anglican Communion News Service] Guests from around the world have joined local Anglicans for a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the Anglican Province of Hong Kong – the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Thousands gathered for a colorful celebration of the Eucharist at the vast AsiaWorld-Expo centre on Saturday (6 October). Among them were dignitaries from mainland China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Ireland, the UK and the United States.

More than 2000 gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 2,000 Anglicans from Southern Africa and around the world were in Durban, South Africa, last week for Anglicans Ablaze, an international conference within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The biennial event, which ran from Oct. 3 to 6, is a renewal platform meant to set Anglicans “ablaze with God’s love and power in order to build up the church and to serve God in the world.”

Diocese of Nevada announces postponement of bishop election

“Dear People of the Diocese of Nevada,

Our bishop search process this year was challenging in several respects. One is that there were an unprecedented number of bishop searches in process, resulting in a limited applicant pool. Another is that decisions had to be made under time constraints that did not allow the Standing Committee to engage in the depth of deliberation really needed.

Canadian Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops unite in child development campaign

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Roman Catholic bishop and his Anglican counterpart in Canada’s New Brunswick province have been inspired by an official international ecumenical mission partnership to create a joint project to address development needs of children living in poverty.

Regional Anglican interfaith network for Europe and Americas launched

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has chaired the inaugural meeting of the Network of Inter Faith European and North American Concerns meeting. The network is one of the new regional networks being established as part of the new global Anglican Inter Faith Commission that was launched at the Primates’ Meeting last October, and which met for the first time earlier this year in Cairo.

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