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More resources sought for joint Anglican-Old Catholic worship

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Old Catholics meeting in Germany have been examining the results of a survey conducted across five European countries. The survey reflected a high level of awareness of the relationship of full communion between Anglicans and Old Catholics, with respondents requesting more resources for joint worship services.

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Swaziland youth group mounts outreach bike trip across African country

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people in the Anglican Diocese of Swaziland have embarked on a 450-kilometer challenge (about 280 miles) to raise environmental awareness. They will be donating shoes, school uniforms and toiletries at Anglican Schools along their route.

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Board upholds sanctions against J. Jon Bruno as panel weighs disciplinary case

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops has rejected an appeal by Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno objecting to sanctions levied against him by a Title IV hearing panel that is deliberating over its final ruling in Bruno’s disciplinary case.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew names interim executive director

[Brotherhood of St. Andrew] Thomas Welch of Jackson, Mississippi is the new interim executive director to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a 134-year old men’s ministry of the Episcopal Church.

Previously based in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, the Brotherhood is opening offices in Louisville, Kentucky, this summer. Welch will oversee operational functions for the 4,200-strong ministry.

2 new bishops chosen in Polynesia, including Tonga’s first

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops. The Rev. Afa Vaka will become the first bishop of the newly constituted episcopal unit of Tonga, and Archdeacon Henry Bull is to be the next bishop in Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji.

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Q&A: Samira Izadi Page, founder of Dallas’ Gateway of Grace

[Episcopal News Service – Dallas, Texas] Episcopal News Service spoke with the Rev. Samira Izadi Page, founder and executive director of Gateway of Grace, about her life, fleeing Iran in 1989, her journey to the United States a year later, and her ministry during a recent interview at her office in Dallas.

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