ACNS. 22 March 2019
Bishop Michael Lewis, has announced that the Archdeacon of the Gulf, Dr Bill Schwartz OBE, is to be the next Anglican Dean of Bahrain.
A refusal letter sent by an official in Britain’s Home Office to an asylum seeker showed a “profound misunderstanding” of biblical texts.
Notícias da Semana da Anglican Communion News Service – sexta-feira, 22 de março de 2018
Infos hebdomadaires de l’Anglican Communion News Service – Vendredi 22 mars 2019
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Unbelievably offensive’ Home Office letter quotes bloodthirsty bible verses to ‘prove’ Christianity is NOT a religion of peace as it rejects asylum bid by Iranian convert who wanted to stay in Britain – Daily Mail
- Iranian national converted from Islam to Christanity then claimed asylum in 2016
- The individual's claim was refused and littered with references to the Bible
- Immigration caseworker Nathan Stevens posted the letter calling it 'offensive'
Joe Middleton for Mailonline. 20 March 2019
According to a new poll, 46 percent of US Catholics say the global persecution of Christians is “very severe”—an increase of more than 16 percent compared to a year ago; and 58 percent of US Catholics say they are “very concerned” about the plight of their fellow faithful—a figure up by more than 17 percent from February 2018.
Religion News Service. 20 March 2019
The Economist. 20 March 2019
John and Elaine moved to Papua New Guinea two weeks ago. Elaine writes a bit of their story and what they will be involved in there.
John has just finished working as a building tutor at Ara Institute of Technology, where he’s been since 1985. Over twenty years ago he took three years sabbatical to work in Mendi in the Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea in the early 1990’s.
When we left there with our four sons, we said “Well, that’s done, goodbye PNG!”
Now we’re saying, “Who would have thought we’d go back?!”
We always thought we’d like to volunteer around retirement age but this was just slightly sooner than we imagined.
Now we have four grandsons and will have no family with us at Kapuna. We feel God has really set our path straight before us with support coming in from Gulf Christian Services, Hope Hornby Presbyterian Church and NZCMS.
I’ve worked as a Midwife and Registered Nurse and have just finished work in Christchurch. In Kapuna, I’ll be working to help with health education and anything else along those lines that is required and John is going to assist in hospital extensions, renovations and various other projects around the hospital.
Please Keep John and Elaine in your prayers as they settle into their new location and work in Kapuna, Papua New Guinea.
The Anglican Communion and the US-based Episcopal Church have delegations at the UN Commission on the Status of women meeting.
Theologians compile educational resource to help ordinands and seminarians learn about gender justice
New study materials to help Anglican theological colleges teach about just relationships between males and females is being developed.
For students of St Catherine’s College Oxford, it was a familiar sight: a bespectacled man of great heft, teetering towards them on a bicycle, booming their names in a thick Lancastrian voice. This was Roger Ainsworth, or Big Rog as the undergraduates called him, master of the college.
Times. 18 March 2019
More than 2.5 million people in southern Africa have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which has created a new “inland ocean” in Mozambique.
Christian Today 18 March 2019
The Church Of England Has A Plan To Heal The UK’s Brexit Divide – With Tea Parties – Huffington Post
Rachel Wearmouth. Huffington Post. 18 March 2019
Archbishop of Canterbury's website. 18 March 2019
The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as discussions over the UK’s departure from the European Union reach a pivotal point. The debate is splitting communities in the UK. The UK Government and the EU have reached a withdrawal agreement; but this has twice been rejected by the country’s Parliament.
ACNS. 18 March 2019
Communities urged to join together in conversation and prayer as discussions over the UK’s departure from the EU reach a pivotal point.