Episcopal News Service

8,000 gather to mark two decades of Hong Kong’s Anglican province

[Anglican Communion News Service] Celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, have got underway with a gathering of 8,000 people at AsiaWorld-Expo. The large gathering of teachers, social-workers, priests and parishioners was a celebration of the evangelism, education, social service ministries of the Church.

Joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation celebrates Malawi ecumenical scholarship

[Anglican Communion News Service] A joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation visited southern Malawi last week to celebrate the success of an ecumenical scholarship program started last year by the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangochi. The St.

Diocese of Tasmania to sell churches to fund redress to victims of abuse

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Tasmania has published a list of 78 parish properties that could be sold to fund redress to victims of abuse. The majority of the properties in the provisional list are churches, but it also includes rectories, rental properties and vacant land. The proposals will be debated by the diocesan Synod meeting in Launceston on June 2.

Ministry with Confederate roots helps African-American children become better readers, citizens

The core work of Appleton Episcopal Ministries’ Freedom School is to help struggling first-through-third-graders improve their reading. A 2015 Annie E.

Refugee cultures to take center stage in festival at National Cathedral led by grassroots group

[Episcopal News Service] An upcoming outdoor festival on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral will celebrate refugees and their contributions to American culture, cuisine and communities.

Diocese of Chile selects bishops who will serve if it becomes independent Anglican province

[Anglican Communion News Service] The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church of South America has ratified the election of two priests who will serve as diocesan bishops if the proposed Anglican Church of Chile goes ahead. Currently, the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile is a diocese of the Anglican Church of South America.

Church of England uses Amazon’s Alexa to connect with the faithful

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a groundbreaking project, the Church of England recently revealed its new Amazon Alexa “skill” which brings the Church of England into people’s homes. Bishop Stephen Croft, who sits on the House of Lords’ Artificial Intelligence committee, explained that the Alexa skill is the most recent addition to a history of reaching people from their own contexts.

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