Episcopal News Service

Archbishop of Canterbury, German church leader issue statement on Brexit

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the leader of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, have issued an urgent appeal “to all politicians to find fair and sustainable solutions for the future coexistence of the UK and the EU.” The church leaders made their plea in a joint statement at a time when the British government and the European Commission are finalizing a deal to revoke the UK’s membership of the European Union.”

Bishop expresses shock, dismay at upheaval in Sri Lankan government

[Anglican Communion News Service] Colombo Bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey has responded “with shock and great dismay” to the “arbitrary” removal of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and the dissolution of the country’s Parliament. President Maithripala Sirisena ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe three weeks ago, replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Ecumenical gathering in Atlanta issues statement calling for peace on Korean Peninsula

[Episcopal News Service] Ecumenical leaders, led by the United Methodist Church and joined by the World Council of Churches, met in Atlanta, Georgia, this month to discuss ways of bearing Christian witness to Korean peace efforts.

The Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula, from Nov. 9 to 11, was the third such annual gathering, which included renewed calls for denuclearization of the region. Participants concluded the roundtable by releasing a statement declaring its aims and issuing six calls to action.

Tensions rise in Diocese of Albany over bishop’s rejection of same-sex marriage compromise

[Episcopal News Service] Albany Bishop William Love’s refusal to accept a General Convention compromise on same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through his New York diocese, with both his supporters and those who oppose his decision expressing uncertainty about what will happen next.

Anglican Church of Australia to research domestic violence in Anglican-affiliated families

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Australia “has role to play in promoting healthy, respectful relationships,” it said as it announced a research project on domestic violence. The research will examine “the nature and prevalence of family violence in Anglican-affiliated families” in a project designed to help the church to tackle domestic violence.

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