Episcopal News Service

Video: Archbishop Welby arrives at the cathedral’s West Door

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[Episcopal News Service] In a famous tradition, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby banged on the West Door of Canterbury Cathedral three times with his pastoral staff, and the dean opened the door to welcome him.

Nominees for bishop slate announced in Western Michigan

[Diocese of Western Michigan -- Press Release] The Search Team has nominated three priests to stand for election as the 9th Bishop of Western Michigan. The nominees for bishop are:

Anglican Communion prepares for Archbishop Welby’s inauguration

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the worldwide Anglican Communion are gearing up for the March 21 inauguration of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Canterbury Cathedral.

As staff at the cathedral get ready for this key moment in Anglican history, lay and ordained people from right around the world are also preparing for the big day.

Assembly to tackle homelessness, resource extraction

[Anglican Journal] At their joint assembly this July, Anglican and Lutheran delegates will be asked to consider a joint declaration addressing the issues of homelessness in Canada and “responsible resource extraction” involving Canadian companies here and abroad.

The Council of General Synod (CoGS), the Anglican church’s governing body between General Synods, agreed to forward the resolution for consideration at the Joint Assembly this July 3 to 7, in Ottawa.

‘Change the world in one hour,’ says Southern Africa archbishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has urged Anglicans in Africa and around the world to support Earth Hour by “switching off your lights” and “switching on to saving the world.”

Botswana Anglicans are hospice service trailblazers

[Anglican Communion News Service] Walking into the Holy Cross Hospice in Gaborone, Botswana, one may be greeted with charming smiles and the sweet aroma of food emanating from the kitchen. The environment is so full of life and welcoming. This is not exactly what most people would expect.

For many people, a hospice, being a place for the terminally ill, would be a sombre and lifeless place. But not at Holy Cross.

Presiding bishop’s Easter message 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Easter celebrates the victory of light and life over darkness and death,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori rejoices in her Easter Message 2013.

The following is the Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message.

Easter Message 2013

Rejoice, rejoice and sing, rejoice and be glad… for earth and heaven are joined and humanity is reconciled to God! [1]

Japan considers the future as post-disaster project ends

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Japan are considering the next phase of a key project set up to help the most vulnerable following the country’s triple disaster two years ago.

The Isshoni Aruko (Let Us Walk Together) project provided relief and rehabilitation for vulnerable people, such as children, the elderly, disabled people and foreign migrants, in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout.


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