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Nigerian bishops speak out against increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen

[Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria has criticized the country’s government for failing to act against Fulani herdsmen who have carried out a series of fatal attacks. The anti-persecution charity International Christian Concern says that 80 people in Benue state have been killed in attacks by Fulani militants this year.

Carta del Obispo Presidente, Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados

“Nuestra iglesia tiene que examinar su historia y llegar a un entendimiento más amplio de la manera en que manejó o manejó mal los casos de acoso sexual, explotación y abuso a través de los años”.

Estimado Pueblo de Dios en la Iglesia Episcopal:

Episcopal Church challenged to repent for when it failed to protect victims of sexual exploitation, abuse

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, issued a call Jan. 22 for the Episcopal Church to spend Lent and beyond examining its history and its handling or mishandling of cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

Letter to the Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have written the following letter to the Episcopal Church.


January 22, 2018

Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church:

Threat of nuclear war ‘is a sin,’ World Council of Churches’ chief tells economic leaders

[Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, will take an anti-nuclear message with him when he travels Tuesday to Davos, Switzerland, for a meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Church of England bishops reject plea for service of recognition for transgender people

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s House of Bishops has rejected a request from the province’s General Synod for “nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person’s gender transition.” The request came in a motion passed by the synod at its meeting in York last July.

Sexuality working group recommends services of blessing without changing formularies

[Anglican Communion News Service] A working group established by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia is recommending that bishops should be able to decide whether to authorize a service of blessing for same gender couples, using provisions already within the province’s canons for “a non-formulary service.” But it says that there should be no change to “the Church’s teaching on the nature of marriage [which] is to affirm marriage as between a man and a woman.”

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