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Video & Text: Presiding Bishop’s royal wedding sermon

[Episcopal News Service – Windsor, U.K.] Two videos and the full text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle follow. The first video is the official broadcast from the BBC and the second was recorded on one of the large public screens stationed along the procession route in Windsor, where 150,000 well-wishers thronged the streets.

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael, Archbishop Justin speak ahead of the Royal Wedding

The following clip is taken from an interview with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the eve of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Courtesy of Press Association.

New Zealand church could appoint climate commissioner after synod motion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is set to appoint a climate commissioner as it steps up its fight against climate change. The move comes after two environmental motions were combined into a composite motion at the province’s General Synod earlier this month.

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Anglican Alliance stands ready to assist after Ebola outbreak confirmed in Congo

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Health Organization has expressed concern after 44 Ebola virus disease cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We are profoundly concerned to hear about the recent outbreak of Ebola in DRC,” the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance, which helps to co-ordinate the activities of Anglican relief and development agencies, said.

10 dead in Texas school shooting; Episcopal church to host prayer service

[Episcopal News Service] Ten people – eight students, two teacher – are dead following a May 18 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, 40 miles south of Houston.

Church in Wales sets aside evangelism fund to engage society

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church in Wales has announced a new £10 million program to help its six dioceses fund new evangelism projects. The Church in Wales’ first ever Evangelism Fund will be launched this weekend with the aim of engaging “Welsh society with the claims of the Christian faith in vibrant and exciting ways.” The fund will provide grants of between £250,000 and £3 million, for diocesan projects that “will focus on people rather than buildings,” the Church in Wales said.

Church of England welcomes British government’s gambling announcement

[Anglican Communion News Service] The British government has announced that it is restricting the maximum stake on a type of electronic gambling terminal to just £2. The announcement follows a campaign by the Church of England and others to lower the maximum stake on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals from £100 to £2.

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