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Niagara bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The eighth annual meeting of bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with Bishop of Niagara Michael Bird suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion.

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‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced.

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Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev.

Director of next Lambeth Conference appointed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion has announced the appointment of a chief executive officer for the 2020 Lambeth Conference, Phil George, currently executive director of the New Wine network of churches in the UK.

George has worked for New Wine for 14 years, following a 26-year career in corporate banking. He will take up his new post in September.

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Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to independent report on bishop misconduct

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.” The Archbishop commissioned the report – “An Abuse of Faith” – after Bishop Peter Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office and indecent assaults against teenagers and young men.

Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Auckland, New Zealand’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission Race Relations Adviser Rakesh Naidoo and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff congratulated the two communities for their mutual gesture of goodwill.

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