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Episcopal congregation creates film team, shares story of cancer and faith in ‘This Day Forward’

[Episcopal News Service] It may be coming soon to a theater or church near you. “This Day Forward,” which tells the story of an Iowa family’s struggles with cancer and faith, is the first feature-length movie produced by a filmmaking team formed by All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California.

Archbishop of York John Sentamu to retire in 2020

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of York John Sentamu will retire on June 7, 2020, three days ahead of his 71st birthday, it was announced Oct. 1. Church of England clergy are required to retire at 70, but the queen, as supreme governor of the Church of England, has the power in her discretion to extend that for up to one year.

Primate calls for prayer for victims of Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Moon Hing of West Malaysia, the primate of the Anglican Church of South East Asia, has appealed for prayer for victims of an earthquake and tsunami in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The death toll on Oct. 1 rose to 1,203, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, with officials warning that this is expected to rise sharply.

Becas disponibles para los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios

Se invita a los ministerios episcopales (o ministerios ecuménicos con participación episcopal) con aspiraciones de lanzar un ministerio o programa para adultos jóvenes a que soliciten una beca episcopal para un ministerio de adultos jóvenes o un ministerio universitario. Son elegibles para esta solicitud las diócesis, las congregaciones, o los ministerios en centros de estudios superiores o universidades que estén actualmente comprometidos o estén fomentando nuevas vinculaciones con adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera del ambiente universitario.

African bishops call for ecological justice to top agenda at Lambeth Conference

[Anglican Communion News Service] A number of African Anglican bishops have said that “Good News for creation and ecological justice” should be placed at the top of the agenda for the Lambeth Conference in 2020. The bishops also say that it should be addressed by dioceses, provinces, and the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.

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New members of Lambeth monastic community take vow for ‘year in God’s time’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The latest members of the St. Anselm’s community at Lambeth Palace have been commissioned by the archbishop of Canterbury. Nineteen members – from various Church traditions – took their vows in a service at the palace’s chapel Sept. 28, an occasion Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby described as one of the high points of his year.

Theologically themed comic convention aims to examine intersection of faith, pop culture

[Episcopal News Service] Many years before he would become the presiding bishop’s canon for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, the Rev. Charles Robertson was a comic book fan.

“I learned how to read on comic books,” Robertson said. The first he remembers reading was “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes,” a futuristic and optimistic fantasy in which the forces of good fight the forces of evil.

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