Communion News

New annual prayer day links dioceses in South America and northern England

People in two dioceses on opposite sides of the globe are today (25/5) engaging in their first joint annual prayer day. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, and the Bishop of Northern Argentina, the Rt Revd Nick Drayson have sent reciprocal filmed messages of greeting.  
25-May-2017

Anglican Church playing key role in tackling malaria in southern Africa

The Bishops of Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe took part in recent World Malaria Day events along the shared borders between the four countries. As Southern African countries move closer to malaria elimination, increased community and church involvement is needed to identify and treat every last case of malaria, and to provide trusted malaria education on how the disease is spread and how to prevent it. Ministers of Health emphasised the important role of the Anglican Church in ending malaria for good.  
25-May-2017

CCA condemns declaration of martial law in Mindanao in southern Philippines

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has expressed serious concerns about the declaration of martial law on Tuesday in Mindanao in southern Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte.  
25-May-2017

Water access in Zimbabwe key theme at roundtable discussion

A roundtable discussion on Zimbabwe has taken place at Lambeth Palace, drawing together, amongst others, the Bishop of Matabeleland, a representative of the British Foreign Office and a water supply expert who has worked extensively in a number of African countries.
24-May-2017

Church of South India expresses 'anguish' over government backing for GM food product

The Church of South India has expressed significant concern over a government recommendation that genetically modified mustard be made commercially available. 
23-May-2017

Fate of quake damaged Cathedral to be decided in September

The Anglican Church in New Zealand has said the future of ChristChurch Cathedral, which has been derelict since an earthquake six years ago, will be decided this September.
23-May-2017

Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack

The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has issued the following statement after the attack at a concert venue in Manchester in northern England in which twenty two people were killed and fifty nine injured.
23-May-2017

Amplifying the Christian voice in a secular Europe

The Conference of European Churches is hosting a conference and networking event for European church and ecumenical communicators and journalists in September.
19-May-2017

WCC delegation in two day ecumenical visit to Zimbabwe

The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Revd. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe leading a delegation of church leaders from Europe, Africa and North America. The two-day trip is an ecumenical solidarity visit to manifest Christian churches’ support for the people of Zimbabwe.
19-May-2017

Two Iranian Christians face a court hearing this weekend

Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday.
19-May-2017
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