Episcopal News Service

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert

The Anglican Church in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a concert at Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The concert, held on July 10 drew an audience of roughly 1,500 people from different congregations, and included a variety of hymns and church music.

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Archbishop of Canterbury hosts disability conference at Lambeth Palace

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby hosted a conference at Lambeth Palace last week to explore how people with disabilities can participate fully in the life of the church. The July 13 event explored the barriers that disabled people can face in church life, and what churches can do to ensure that all members can take part and share their gifts.

Indigenous Global Ecumenical Gathering meets in New Zealand

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and the Anglican Missions Board in Rotorua are hosting the World Council of Churches for its 2018 Indigenous Global Ecumenical Gathering (IGEG) and youth pre-meeting. The gathering, running from July 18 to 23 in Ohinemutu, a Maori village and a suburb of Rotorua in New Zealand, welcomes up to 200 indigenous participants from around the globe.

Bishop riding bike 4,300 miles across Canada in fundraiser

[Anglican Communion News Service] Diocese of Qu’Appelle Bishop Rob Hardwick has reached Ottawa on his mammoth cycle journey across Canada to raise funds supporting indigenous ministries within the Anglican Church of Canada, and to promote healing and reconciliation. His journey, beginning in May in Victoria, British Colombia, will take him through the summer to St. John’s, Newfoundland, a distance of over 4,300 miles.

World Council of Churches relaunches Thursdays in Black campaign on gender violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches has unveiled new designs for its Thursdays in Black campaign against rape and sexual violence. The new logo, which is available on a range of resources to help people in the fight against gender-based violence, was approved at the WCC’s Central Committee meeting last month. The idea behind Thursdays in Black is to encourage people to wear black clothing on Thursdays as reminder of the need to act against sexual violence in all its forms.

Sermon du 12 juillet de l’Évêque Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Diocèse épiscopal d’Indianapolis

Au nom du Dieu unique, saint et vivant.

Veuillez vous asseoir.

Archbishop of Canterbury hosts Grand Imam for religious leadership talks

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops and primates from around the Anglican Communion were amongst a host of people who took part in discussions on religious leadership this week hosted by Archbishop Justin Welby and featuring the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb. The bishop of Egypt, Mouneer Anis, was amongst those who took part in the discussions at Lambeth Palace, the London official residence and offices of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bishops speak out on resumption of death penalty for drugs offenders in Sri Lanka

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishops of the Church of Ceylon have spoken out after reports that Sri Lanka’s president and cabinet have moved to reinstate the death penalty for prisoners convicted of drugs offenses. There has been a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in the country since 1976, with sentences of death commuted to life imprisonment.

Archbishop Winston Halapua begins retirement tour across Diocese of Polynesia

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Polynesia, Archbishop Winston Halapua, one of three primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, has preached his last sermon in Suva’s Holy Trinity Cathedral as part of a farewell tour leading to his retirement on Aug. 31. Winston, who is 73-years-old, has served the Province in the Diocese of Polynesia for 52 years.


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