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Bishop urges African leaders to act on Sudan’s ‘war of horror’

[AllAfrica.com via Anglican Communion News Service – Nairobi, Kenya] A panel of African civil society leaders, including Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail, were joined Jan. 23  by the former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan,  Mukesh Kapila, in urging African political leaders to use the upcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa to end the humanitarian suffering in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Jerusalem churches celebrate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 19-27) ecumenical celebrations are being held throughout the Christian churches in Jerusalem. The Theme for the week is “What Does the Lord Require of Us?”

On Sunday, Jan. 20, a 5 p.m. Evening Service in celebration of the week of prayer was held at the Anglican Cathedral of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem. The theme for Sunday was ‘Walking in Conversation,’ based on the Road to Emmaus story from Luke 24.

Celebrating King, creating peace

[Episcopal News Service] One way to interrupt violence is simply to raise a hand as though warding it away while simultaneously extending the other hand outwards in invitation for peaceful engagement.

It may seem a symbolic gesture, but the upraised hand conveys “to an aggressor to stop what you are doing, [that] I refuse to honor the role you’re choosing to play,” said the Rev. Steve Shanks, a vocational deacon at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Trussville, Alabama.

RIP: Michael Tedrick

michaeltedrick[Grace Cathedral] Michael Tedrick, a longtime and well-loved cathedral congregant, died the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

England’s laity reject ‘no confidence’ vote in their chair

[Episcopal News Service] A majority of members of the Church of England’s House of Laity rejected a resolution that would have registered a vote of “no confidence” in their chair, Dr. Philip Giddings of the Diocese of Oxford.

Draft letter on Israel-Palestine is problematic, presiding officers say

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: Click here to view the Episcopal Voices of Conscience letter and its signatories, which was released on Jan. 18.  

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