Episcopal News Service

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Holocaust museum with chief rabbi after praying at Western Wall

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis have visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, to remember and lament the tragedy of the Holocaust and the implications and effects it has subsequently had on so many lives. Earlier they prayed for peace at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Speaking at Yad Vashem, the archbishop acknowledged the history of anti-Semitism in the Anglican Church and restated his commitment to continue efforts to stop anti-Semitism.

Three Canadian dioceses have married eight same-sex couples since General Synod 2016

[Anglican Journal] Eight same-sex couples have been married in three Anglican Church of Canada dioceses, ahead of General Synod 2019, when a resolution to allow same-sex marriages will be presented for final approval.

Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on meeting Iraqi Christians in Jordan

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin and Caroline Welby visited St Paul’s Anglican Church in Amman, Jordan, with Archbishop Suheil Dawani, the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem on the first day of his visit to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

“The intense suffering of Iraqi Christians does not end when they leave Iraq. As I listened, there was this awful sense of lives torn apart.”

Female Anglican bishops speak out on gender justice

[Anglican Communion News Service] The seven female bishops of the provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.”

During the three day meeting, in the Diocese of Gippsland, to the east of Melbourne, the bishops addressed the history and experience of women in the episcopate and reflected on the journey of women to ordination to all three orders of ministry in their respective provinces.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, announces new rector

[Calvary Episcopal Church press release] Calvary Episcopal Church has announced the Rev. J. Scott Walters as its new rector. Walters was selected for his pastoral and personable leadership style, as well as his passion for liturgy and urban ministry. His first Sunday at Calvary will be July 9, 2017.

Jonathan Soyars named Louisville Institute postdoctoral fellow at Louisville Seminary

[Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary] The Rev. Jonathan Soyars, curate at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been named visiting assistant professor of New Testament at Louisville PresbyterianTheological Seminary.

His professorship comes as part of the Louisville Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program, which places top recent Ph.D. graduates in theological schools for two years, where they teach and also are mentored by a senior professor and a local pastor.

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