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Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by it.

Scott MacDougall named CDSP assistant professor of theology

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Scott MacDougall, a scholar whose research centers on ecclesiology and eschatology, has been named assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity

St. Jude’s Cathedral in Canadian Arctic pays off its debt after years of fundraising

[Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after St. Jude’s Cathedral – the iconic house of worship in Iqaluit, Nunavut was destroyed by arson – the Diocese of the Arctic has announced it has finally paid off the debt accrued in rebuilding it. “We’re pretty excited about that,” said Suffragan Bishop Darren McCartney, who oversees the eastern regions of the diocese of the Arctic. “[It is] a big weight off our shoulders.”

May 21 set as global day of prayer to end famine

[World Council of Churches] As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21, 2017, in response to the hunger crisis.

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Archbishop of Canterbury on first visit to Gaza

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby, accompanied by the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, has visited two hospitals in Gaza City, led worship in the chapel of the city’s Anglican hospital, and met members of Gaza’s Christian community on the third day of his official trip to the Holy Land.

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Bishop of Costa Rica to join Diocese of Texas staff

[Diocese of Texas press release] The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso, bishop of Costa Rica, has accepted the position of assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bishop Andy Doyle announced. Monterroso will begin work July 1, 2017, and will serve as bishop of the southern region of the diocese. Elected delegates approved the position at the diocese’s annual meeting February 12, 2017, in Galveston.

Sense of urgency spurs plans for Anglican university in South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] A charity is working with the Episcopal Church in South Sudan to open a multi-campus university within the next two years, with the aim of helping the next generation escape the violence that has plagued the country.

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