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  1. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby excited by prospect of “extraordinary” Primates’ Meeting

      [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been speaking of his excitement at the prospect of next month’s Primates’ Meeting. Justin Welby has invited primates and moderators from around the Anglican Communion to Canterbury for the Oct. 2-6 meeting. The gathering gives Anglican leaders an opportunity to discuss major issues within their […]
  2. Human rights award for Anglican Consultative Council standing committee member

    [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Edmonton Jane Alexander will be honored by the University of Alberta next week in recognition of her “leadership in local and international human rights initiatives.” Alexander, who was elected to the standing committee of the Anglican Consultative Council last year, will receive the award in recognition of her “significant […]
  3. Peace in South Sudan requires Christians to follow the greatest commandment

    [Anglican Communion News Service] The solution to the conflict in South Sudan lies with committed Christians and the church rather than the government or international community, the archbishop of the internal province of Bahr el Ghazel has said. Writing in the September edition of “Renewal,” the province’s quarterly magazine, Archbishop Moses Deng Bol said that […]
  4. Retired lay leader provided pillar of support to Pentagon Episcopal Community

    [Episcopal News Service] On Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., a tour group can often be seen walking through one of the corridors close to the Pentagon Memorial Chapel, the exact site where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Beyond the view of tourists, Pentagon Episcopalians gather for a weekly service […]
  5. EPPN: Tell your senators to protect health care

    [Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Over the past two weeks, U.S. senators have worked transparently and diligently on bipartisan legislation to improve health care for Americans. Yet now, Senate leaders are risking undermining progress in their own bipartisan reform process with a new attempt to repeal health care for tens of millions of Americans. The […]
  6. MacDonald reflects on 10 years as national indigenous Anglican bishop

    [Anglican Journal] Every Sunday for the past decade, Canadian Anglicans have offered prayers for “our national indigenous bishop, Mark MacDonald.” For some, perhaps, it is a name that conjures little—another in a list of diocesan and national figures who have little directly to do with their home parish. Others may know MacDonald for his involvement […]
  7. Episcopal Relief & Development provides emergency assistance in Georgia and Florida after Hurricane Irma

    [Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency assistance in affected dioceses in Georgia and Florida, while continuing to support partners in the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm and the second major storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall in Florida on […]
  8. Lee church changes name: Confederate general dropped to return to ‘Grace’

    [Episcopal News Service] R.E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee once served as senior warden will no longer honor the Confederate general in its name. After two years of tense debate in the congregation, the vestry voted, 7-5, on Sept. 18 to change the church’s name to its previous Grace Episcopal […]
  9. Celebrations of Tonga’s first bishop symbolize ‘a bird that has begun to fly’

    [Anglican Communion News Service] The Pacific island nation of Tonga has its first official bishop. But ‘Afa Vaka, who was consecrated and installed on Sept. 17, is actually the third bishop to serve the 169 islands – or the 36 inhabited islands – that make up Tonga. The first Anglican missionary to Tonga was Bishop […]
  10. ‘Don’t forget us’: Orphaned girl’s plea leads to film and book of poems

    [Anglican Communion News Service] A book of poems written by the girls of an Episcopal orphanage in Honduras has been published. The release of the anthology, “Counting Time Like People Count Stars,” coincides with the screening of a film about the girls and the poetry project at major film festivals. The film, produced by Hollywood actor […]

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