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Mission to Seafarers raises concerns about seafarers’ mental health

[Anglican Communion News Service] As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place currently in the U.K., The Mission to Seafarers is highlighting the mental health challenges faced by seafarers and calling on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare.

Re-opening of church in Diocese of Jerusalem a ‘symbol of renewal’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Canterbury has described the imminent re-opening of St Peter’s Anglican Church in Jaffa as a story of hope. The church has been closed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The Diocese of Jerusalem is now working on renovating it, with hopes that worship will soon resume there.

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Six region missionaries hired in service to God’s common mission in Connecticut

[Episcopal Church in Connecticut press release] The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) announced May 11 that it has hired six people to serve as its first region missionaries, one each for the diocese’s six geographic

Mothers’ Union program gives boost to disadvantaged communities in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Mothers’ Union program to reach the most disadvantaged communities in Burundi has produced startling results, bucking the trend in one of the world’s poorest countries. The Literacy and Financial Education Program, which has been jointly funded by Comic Relief, has helped over 14,000 men and women to read and write, as well as furnishing many with business skills and the confidence to advocate on issues such as gender-based violence and access to education for women and young girls.

RIP: The Rev. Karl Edwin Bell of Minnesota

The Rev. Karl Edwin Bell, 84, of Fifty Lakes and Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on April 27 after a long and courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Former bishop convicted of automobile manslaughter denied parole

[Episcopal News Service] Heather Cook, formerly Episcopal Diocese of Maryland bishop suffragan, May 9 failed in her parole bid for early release. Cook is serving a seven-year prison sentence for fatally striking a bicyclist on Dec. 27, 2014, while texting and driving drunk, and then leaving the scene.

Primate appointed in newly created Province of Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Ezekiel Kumir Kondo, archbishop of the Internal Province of Sudan and bishop of Khartoum, has been appointed as the primate of the newly created separate Province of Sudan. The Anglican Communion announced the creation of the new province earlier this year, and the archbishop of Canterbury will travel to the region for the inauguration at the end of July.

Diocese of Delaware announces bishop slate

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware has announced a slate of five nominees to stand for election as the 11th bishop of the diocese.

The four nominees are:

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