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New archbishop elected by Anglican Church of Tanzania

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of the Province of Tanzania has elected Jacob Chimeledya, bishop of Mpwapwa Diocese in Tanzania, as its new archbishop and primate.

The announcement was made after elections held during an extra-ordinary meeting convened by the General Synod of the province on Feb. 21.

UN ambassador to tell Anglicans: ‘Ensure women’s equality’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Renowned Bangladeshi diplomat Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury will be telling Anglican women from around the world that the end of violence against women is only one step in ensuring gender equality.

Atlanta: Bishop urges lawmakers to pass stronger gun laws

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Bishop Rob Wright opened a session of the Georgia House of Representatives by speaking out on issues important to Episcopalians and other people of faith.

Task force for church structural reform issues statement

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church task force for church structural reform has issued a statement following the group’s inaugural meeting Feb. 14-16.

The following is the statement in English and French below. The Spanish version is here.

Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land available

[Anglican Communion News Service] A document to help Anglicans around the world to engage more deeply with and become more informed about the issues surrounding the situation in the Holy Land is online and will soon be available to buy as a book.

Central Africa’s Anglicans helping women tackle violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] “The statistics on gender-based violence in Zambia are appalling,” says Grace Mazala Phiri, national programmes director for the Anglican Church in Zambia.

As an example she cited a survey conducted in Chipata, a town in Eastern Zambia, from January to March last year. “[This] revealed that within three months alone more than 1,000 women were victims of battering, while over 50 women were raped.

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