Episcopal News Service

Sewanee revokes Charlie Rose’s honorary degree after months of pressure to take action

[Episcopal News Service] Sewanee: The University of the South has revoked Charlie Rose’s honorary degree after facing increasing pressure from all sides to act in response to the sexual harassment scandal that derailed the broadcast journalist’s career last fall.

Archbishop of Canterbury gives evidence to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

[Anglican Communion News Service] A public inquiry examining institutional responses to child sexual abuse in England and Wales has heard from  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Archbishop gave evidence under oath to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The Inquiry was established by the British government to examine institutional responses to child sexual abuse in England and Wales.

Domestic abuse happens in churches too: new research highlights churchgoers’ experience

[Anglican Communion News Service] New research into the prevalence of domestic abuse amongst churchgoers shows that one in four people have experienced abuse in their current relationship. The research, by academics at Coventry University and the University of Leicester for the Christian charity Restored, surveyed churchgoers in the north-west English county of Cumbria for the ground-breaking study of domestic abuse.

Fire-ravaged home for girls in Jamaica re-opens in time for 100th anniversary

[Anglican Communion News Service] A home for girls which was all-but destroyed by a devastating fire in 2015 has been re-opened by Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Howard Gregory after being re-built. The Wortley Home is one of three children’s homes run by the diocese. It was first opened in 1918 and will celebrate its centenary in May.

Episcopalians join other people of faith in prayers for Maryland school shooting

[Episcopal News Service] Church of the Ascension, Lexington Park, Maryland, will be the site of a community prayer service March 20 in response to the latest school shooting in the U.S.

Anglicans and evangelical groups work to build a creation care movement in southern Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Green Anglicans network in southern Africa is partnering with a number of ecumenical bodies to create a creation care movement in the region. Some 28 Anglicans from eight countries attended a Creation Care and the Gospel Workshop in South Africa recently, organized by Lausanne / World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Creation Care Network and A Rocha ZA, together with Green Anglicans.

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