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Exiled South Sudanese Anglicans pray for lasting peace

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan’s Diocese of Kajo-Keji are praying about a return to South Sudan, after operating in exile in Ugandan refugee camps for a number of years. But Bishop Emmanuel Murye says that past experience of failed peace initiatives is creating doubt in the minds of the exiled.

Retired Episcopal priest from England fears deportation over mistakenly voting in US election

[Episcopal News Service] A retired Episcopal priest in southern Illinois is facing possible deportation back to his native England after he says he mistakenly voted in 2006 because he wasn’t aware at the time that only U.S. citizens could participate in federal elections.

Anglicans join other faith leaders in global advocacy to UN for internally displaced people

[Anglican Communion News Service] Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Josiah Idowu-Fearon has joined a number of Anglican Primates and other faith leaders in calling on heads of state to support the world’s 40.5 million internally displaced people. World leaders are preparing to descend on the U.N. headquarters in New York for this year’s General Assembly meeting.

Jerusalem archbishop picks priests from US, UK for leadership positions

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Anglican Diocese in Jerusalem has appointed an American priest as his chaplain and a British priest as dean of St. George’s College. The diocese attracts thousands of visitors each year as it is home to the birthplace of Christianity. It serves Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. The Rev. Donald Binder, currently rector of Pohick Episcopal Church near Mount Vernon in Virginia, will become Suheil’s new chaplain. The Rev.

Asian Anglicans pledge to work for peace in Koreas

[Anglican Communion News Service] Leaders from Anglican Churches in east Asia have expressed repentance for not playing “a proper role” in the Korean conflict. The comment was made in a communiqué issued at the end of this year’s meeting of the Council of the Church in East Asia – which brings together Anglican provinces from South East Asia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan – a diocese of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church – together with the Anglican Church of Australia and the Philippine Independent Church.

Diocese of West Tennessee announces slate for election of 4th bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee has announced a slate of three nominees for election as its fourth bishop.

The candidates are:

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