Communion News

Campus chaplains meet to discuss common concerns

Anglican chaplains can be found on Canadian university campuses from Halifax to Victoria, and every year, they play a vital role in helping young adults adjust to the strains of navigating higher education. But many chaplains face a number of unique struggles of their own, and often lack the resources that might otherwise be found in traditional parish posts.  
21-Jul-2017

Cambridge Dean to lead USPG

The Revd Duncan Dormor, Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, has been appointed as the next CEO (General Secretary) of USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). He succeeds Janette O’Neill, who retires after six years in post, taking the helm of a mission agency that has played a transforming role in global Anglicanism for well over 300 years.   
21-Jul-2017

Ecumenical meeting in Egypt of young people and pastors

Pastors and young people in Egypt have held an unprecedented meeting to exchange ideas. A spokesperson for the Diocese in Egypt said: “The day aimed for youth to speak about their honest opinion of the church and the liturgy in order to reduce the gap between the youth and the church.”
20-Jul-2017

Interfaith peace building for young Jewish, Muslim and Christian students

Students attending a three week course at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute near Geneva have learned about communication and peacebuilding,  with the hope of serving as peacemakers in their own contexts.
20-Jul-2017

Vibrant youth work spreading discipleship in Katanga Diocese, DRC

“It is a great honour to let you know that the youth department supervises about 6000 young people who actively participate in the growth of discipleship in the Anglican diocese of Katanga, within the Province of Congo, writes Raphael Mukendi, the diocesan youth co-ordinator.
20-Jul-2017

Celebrating every child: healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy

The Revd Gabriel Anyiko Owino is an Anglican priest in Siaya County, Kenya. He has combined a faith approach with family planning information and has been encouraging couples to think about safe spacing of pregnancies so that every birth can be a healthy event for mother and baby, and every child is celebrated. Here, he writes about his experience.
19-Jul-2017

Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé

Teenagers from five schools in northern England have set off on pilgrimage with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to Taize in France.  The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions.
19-Jul-2017

Young Anglicans in South Africa create garden on 'Mandela Day'

Young people from a parish in a suburb of Cape Town have cultivated a garden at their church as a way of remembering Nelson Mandela on what was his birthday, July 18th.
19-Jul-2017

Holiday offer from Mothers'' Union for families affected by London tower block blaze

As part of a united and co-ordinated response from members in dioceses across the United Kingdom,  Mothers’ Union is planning to support families who were affected by the London tower block fire tragedy in June by offering holidays under the charity’s Away From It All (AFIA) scheme.
18-Jul-2017

Episcopal Church of Cuba working with communities to transform lives

The Anglican Alliance has been on a fact finding mission to the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba to learn more about its mission and development programme.
18-Jul-2017
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