Episcopal News Service

Mauritius bishop cautions against ethnic and religious census

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Ian Ernest of Mauritius has warned that a national census on the population’s ethnic and religious background “would only aggravate those divides that already exist.” The Creole ethnic group makes up around a quarter of the island-nation’s population. This group, descended mainly from slaves, are said to face discrimination in the areas of education, jobs and housing. The majority Indo-Mauritian population hold most of the top political posts in the country.

Freedom of religion and expression urged as Ireland prepares for blasphemy referendum

[Anglican Communion News Service] Voters in Ireland will take part in a referendum on Oct. 26 to decide whether to abolish the country’s blasphemy laws. The Republic of Ireland’s constitution requires blasphemy – applicable only to Christianity – to be outlawed. But in 1999 its common-law offense was ruled to be incompatible with the constitution’s requirement for religious equality.

Role of youth highlighted at International Anglican Family Network consultation

[Anglican Communion News Service] A delegation of young adults from the Diocese of Lusaka helped a regional consultation on families under pressure to “revisit our thinking about the place of young people in our families, communities and churches.” Each of the 15 dioceses in the Church of the Province of Central Africa sent one male and one female participant to the six-day consultation, which was organized by the International Anglican Family Network.

Cuerpo de Servicio de Adultos Jóvenes de la Iglesia Episcopal: se aceptan solicitudes para plazas vacantes para el ciclo 2019-2020

[18 de octubre de 2018] El Cuerpo de Adultos Jóvenes de la Iglesia Episcopal (YASC, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece atractivas oportunidades para servir, aprender y compartir, por un año, viviendo y trabajando con comunidades alrededor del mundo.

Anglicans around the world respond to the annual Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The annual Season of Creation, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, was celebrated by Anglicans around the world in many different ways. The Season of Creation began as an initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarch and has since been endorsed and supported by both Pope Francis and the Anglican Consultative Council. Many other Church groups also take part.

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