Episcopal News Service

Zimbabwe Anglicans threatened by chain-wielding thugs

[Anglican Communion News Service] Reclaiming church properties has not been as easy as Anglicans in Zimbabwe had hoped with those trying to do so being refused entry and beaten with chains.

Writing to supporters around the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Harare Bishop Chad Gandiya said that, despite a Supreme Court order recognizing the cathedral as belonging to the diocese, excommunicated bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, “did not leave willingly.”

Gaza and Israel: Time for self-reckoning

[Episcopal News Service] With a sigh of relief, another ceasefire is in place between Israel and Gaza.

Presiding bishop on Advent: ‘What is it that you are most waiting for?’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Noting that Advent is a time of waiting for “the coming of the Prince of Peace, the one who will reign with justice over this world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori focuses on two questions in her Advent 2012 message: “What is it that you are most waiting for?” and “How are you going to wait this year?”

George Edward Haynsworth, retired Nicaragua missionary bishop dies

[Episcopal News Service] Funeral services will be held Nov. 28 for the Rt. Rev. George Edward Haynsworth, 90, retired missionary bishop of Nicaragua and former assistant bishop in the Diocese of South Carolina.

China’s ‘great visionary’ Bishop K. H. Ting dies at 97

Bishop K. H. Ting and Bishop David Lai of Taiwan during a meeting in November 2006. ENS Photo/Matthew Davies

Archbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba on Nov. 25 led one thousand people in a Procession of Witness to kick-start South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children.

Through joining the act of public witness — from Keizersgracht Square to St. Georges Cathedral, Cape Town — Makgoba underlined his backing for the annual, government-supported campaign.

Uruguay thwarted in attempt to switch provinces

[Anglican Journal] The Diocese of Uruguay says it feels “abandoned and unsupported” after the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) turned down its request to change provinces.

The diocese, which is part of the province of the Southern Cone, has asked that it be transferred to the province of Brasil, which it says is “more compatible” in terms of theology, mission and philosophy.

Swift reaction follows rejection of women as bishops in England

Canon Paula Gooder looks on alongside Rowan Williams (R), the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, after draft legislation introducing the first women bishops failed to receive final approval from the Church of England


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