Episcopal News Service

Anglican Communion secretary general honored for Nigerian reconciliation ministry

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon has received the inaugural Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation 2019 Merit Award for Excellence in Promoting Religious Tolerance and Peace Building in Northern Nigeria, an award created to honor the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, KBE, the Sardauna of Sokoto and premier of the former Northern Region.

Terror attack in Kenya leaves ‘trail of pain and untold suffering,’ church says

[Anglican Communion News Service] This week’s terror attack in Nairobi has “left behind a trail of pain and untold suffering among innocent and hardworking citizens,” the Anglican Church of Kenya said in a written statement. At least 21 people are known to have been killed after militants from al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate, attacked the DusitD2 hotel and business complex in Nairobi on Jan. 15. A further 19 people are still unaccounted for.

Bishop of Zululand, Monument Makhanya, steps down after sexual misconduct allegation

[Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has stepped down after being accused of sexual misconduct. The Sunday Times newspaper in Johannesburg reported at the weekend that Bishop Monument Makhanya has decided to stand down at the end of this month after a former deacon in the diocese lodged a complaint of sexual misconduct against him.

Zimbabwean Anglicans launch football team for new diocesan university

[Anglican Communion News Service] The 2019 football season in Zimbabwe will see a new team in the Mashonaland East Division Two: Anglican Saints, owned by the local Anglican diocese of Harare. Anglican Saints will eventually be part of the new diocesan university being built in Mashonaland East, but until that is built, it will use the Greendale Sports Club as its home ground. The team will be managed by Lawrence Nyarumwe, a former assistant coach with Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League side Shabanie Mine, assisted by Basil Makoni.

Episcopales de todo el país responden al impacto del cierre federal

[Episcopal News Service] Mientras los efectos del cierre más largo del gobierno federal se replican a través del país, muchos episcopales sienten por igual la necesidad económica mientras otros tratan de ayudar a sus prójimos a hacerle frente.

“Entiendo lo que está en juego. Entiendo que es más grande que mi mero salario”, dijo el episcopal Christopher Dwyer, veterano que trabaja para el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano, a Lester Holt de NBC News el 10 de enero.

First couple to marry under Church of South India’s ‘Green Wedding’ protocol

[Anglican Communion News Service] When Anjay and Nisha, a young couple from Kerala, were married at St Thomas’ Church in Punnackadu, last month, they planted saplings as part of the Church of South India’s new “Green Wedding” protocol. The couple were the first to be married in the CSI since the Green Protocol for Green Discipleship policy, which includes weddings, was agreed by the CSI synod in December.

Interim director of the Anglican Centre in Rome rebuffs ‘resurrection’ criticism

[Anglican Communion News Service]  A retired Anglican priest from Australia who has been chosen to lead the Anglican Centre in Rome on an interim basis has sought to rebuff criticism about his beliefs in the resurrection. The former dean of St George’s Cathedral in Perth, Western Australia, John Shepherd, was appointed as interim director last week following the resignation of Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi.

Episcopalians across the country respond to federal shutdown’s impact

[Episcopal News Service] As the effects of the longest federal government shutdown in United States history ripple across the country, many Episcopalians are feeling the economic pinch even as others try to help their neighbors cope.

“I understand what’s at stake. I understand that it is bigger than just my paycheck, but it is my paycheck,” Episcopalian Christopher Dwyer, a veteran who works for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told NBC News’ Lester Holt on Jan. 10.

Queen Elizabeth honors former Mothers’ Union Worldwide President Lynne Tembey

[Anglican Communion News Service] The former worldwide president of the Mothers’ Union, Lynne Tembey, is to be awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The award is part of Britain’s system of honours and is presented by the Queen or a senior member of the royal family acting in her place. The announcement of the award was one of a number made as part of the annual New Year’s Honous list published by the United Kingdom government.

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