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Texas: Simple idea leads to sustained growth

Congregants greet each other at St. David’s, Austin, Texas. Photo/Rick Patrick

Congregants greet each other at St. David’s, Austin, Texas. Photo/Rick Patrick

New Zealand: Maori Bible is given new life

[Anglican Taonga] Thirteen years in the making, a new edition of Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori) has been launched at Te Rau College in Gisborne.

A team from Bible Society New Zealand has been reformatting the Māori Bible for a new generation of Māori speakers. So a sense of joy and excitement at the launch was balanced by reverence and awe at the journey the Māori Scriptures have taken from the early 1800s to today.

Diocese of Canterbury welcomes its new archbishop

[Episcopal News Service] Snow and ice hit Kent on the morning of March 23, the day the diocese welcomed its new archbishop at a special service at Canterbury Cathedral. Even with the bitter cold, hundreds filled the cathedral as a smiling Archbishop Justin Welby entered the West Door accompanied by the Very Rev. Robert Willis, cathedral dean, and Bishop of Dover the Trevor Willmott.

Global Anglicans asked to speak up for Syria’s children

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked to sign a petition asking the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – to urge Syria’s leadership to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians.

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