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Fijian Anglicans Planting a Solution to Food Insecurity

Fiji’s Anglicans aren’t able to gather for services after a late-April Covid outbreak led to a severe lockdown across the island nation. But ministry to those in need continues, as they convert their backyards to vegetable gardens, responding to an appeal from their archbishop, the Most Rev. Fereimi Cama.

Congolese Anglicans Care for Volcano Survivors

The Anglican Diocese of Goma is playing a central role in coordinating relief for thousands of people displaced by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world’s most active volcanos, which is located just six miles from the Congolese city near the country’s border with Rwanda.

Burundi Chooses New Primate

The Rt. Rev. Sixbert Macumi, Bishop of Buye, has been elected as the fifth Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. Macumi, 53, will succeed Archbishop Martin Nyaboho, the church’s primate since 2016, when he is installed on August 21.

New Church of Pakistan Leader Calls Out Persecution

The Rt. Rev. Azad Marshall, a leader in theological education with broad experience in the wider Anglican Communion, was elected to a three-year term as moderator of the Church of Pakistan at its triennial synod on March 14. He began his ministry by addressing the deep concerns many church members have for safety, living in a country recently ranked as the world’s most violent for Christians.

Diverse Bishops Honored at Wycliffe College Event

Wycliffe College in Toronto awarded honorary degrees to an archbishop from the Global South and two Canadian bishops representing Anglicans in the Arctic and Anglicans of multicultural backgrounds in Canada at a ceremony held virtually on May 17. Archbishop Mouneer Anis spoke about the distinct challenges for Christians who are minorities in both secular Western cultures, and in Eastern, predominantly Islamic, cultures.

People & Places – May 20, 2021

Appointments, ordinations, and retirements from around the Episcopal Church, as published in the May 18 issue of The Living Church.