By Mark Michael Across the Anglican Communion, 2021 was marked by a series of adjustments to a global pandemic that has proved to be more long-lasting and destructive than many had anticipated. Some of the year’s most inspiring news focused on new provinces in Africa, and powerful witness by Anglicans in response to political upheaval and environmental disasters. Other … [Read more...] about 2021 in Review: Anglican Communion
By Kirk Petersen The first African to serve as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion plans to return to Nigeria after stepping down in August 2022, to work with the educational institute he founded in 2004: The Kaduna Centre for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations. Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon spoke of his plans at a press conference on September 21, in which he … [Read more...] about Idowu-Fearon Reflects on Role as Secretary General
By Mark Michael Plans are underway for the creation of the Anglican Communion’s 42nd province, the Igreja Anglicana de Moçambique e Angola (IAMA), which would eventually gather a half million Portuguese-speaking Anglicans in the two noncontiguous southern African nations. The IAMA would join the Anglican Church in Brazil, becoming the Anglican Communion’s second Lusophone … [Read more...] about New Province Planned for Mozambique & Angola
The Anglican Communion on June 29 officially welcomed the Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria as its 41st independent province. "Named after the ancient city in the north of Egypt – seat of one of the most historic roots of the Christian church – the new Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria will be the official Anglican Communion presence in Egypt, Algeria, … [Read more...] about Alexandria is 41st Province of Anglican Communion
Two prominent international worship services scheduled for this week in Britain have been rescheduled as video-based gatherings, Anglican Communion News Service announced. The faithful around the world will be able to share in these times of prayer marking Anglican Communion Sunday and the launch of the nine-day prayer movement, Thy Kingdom Come. Many Anglican churches … [Read more...] about Digital Services Set for AC Sunday
By Mark Michael Speakers from across the Anglican world gathered in Virginia in January to explore strategies for maintaining unity within the Anglican Communion in the midst of deep theological differences. Fifteen Anglican and Episcopal bishops and a larger group of church officials, seminary faculty and clergy met January 13 and 14 for a consultation titled “When Churches … [Read more...] about Seeking Communion in the Midst of Disagreement
By John Martin Archbishop Justin Welby has highly developed and widely regarded mediation skills honed through experience in Nigeria’s delta region. This has prompted one of the 13 Conservative Party candidates seeking to replace Theresa May as the UK’s next Prime Minister to suggest the Archbishop could have a role in finding a pathway out of the UK’s deadlock over how to … [Read more...] about Could Abp. Welby Solve Brexit?
Anglican Communion News Service reports that the Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands has been elected Archbishop and Primate of the Church of the Province of the West Indies. Archbishop-elect Howard Gregory told reporters the province needs to address a number of social issues, including abortion, marijuana, and human trafficking. Read on. … [Read more...] about New Archbishop of West Indies