The Bishop of Ahoada, Clement Ekpeye, was abducted from his home in Nigeria’s Rivers State by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night.
UN member states and faith-based organisations have gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the UN’s COP-24 Climate Change conference.
A Christmas Message from Archbishop John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, and Primate of Wales.
Sarah O'Connor. Financial Times. 18 December 2018
A Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Primate of the US-based Episcopal Church.
The first woman to be consecrated to the office of bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane, is to become the diocesan bishop of Derby.
The Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church in Japan, has celebrated 20 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood in the Province.
A Christmas Message from Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the Primate of the Church of Uganda.
Diocese of Derby. 18 December 2018
Urgent appeal launched after collapse of al-Ahli Arab Hospital Outpatient’s Department in Gaza – ACNS
The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, has launched an urgent appeal for funds after the outpatients department of the diocese’s al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza collapsed. The hospital’s director, Mrs Suhaila Tarazi, reports that nobody was injured when the 120-year-old building collapsed because of environmental stress. The steel beams, roof decking, plaster ceiling, and surrounding walls caved into the room, before further collapsing into the basement below.
ACNS 17 December 2018
Bishops from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia express “deep disappointment” at suppression of West Papuans.
It was the night before Christmas, and not a creature was stirring. Except for the mice at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria, who were busy chewing through the bellows of the organ. Their handiwork left the church’s priest, the Rev. Joseph Mohr, scrambling to find music for a Christmas Eve service. So he dashed off a few lines about the night Jesus was born and asked composer Franz Xaver Gruber to set the lyrics to a simple tune, played on guitar.
Emily McFarlan Miller. Religion News Service. 14 December 2018
Emma Snaith. Independent. 16 December 2018
Church Commissioners and New York State Comptroller call on ExxonMobil to set targets for lowering greenhouse gas emissions
Institutional investors with $1.9trn under management, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, as Trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and the Church Commissioners for England have filed a shareholder resolution calling on ExxonMobil to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, covering emissions from both its operations and the use of its products.
Church of England website. 16 December 2018
Archbishop Suheil Dawani has launched an urgent appeal for funds after the outpatients department al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza collapsed.
Aamna Mohdin. Guardian. 15 December 2018
A Christmas Message from Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, the Primate of Australia.
A Christmas Message from Archbishop Moon Hing, the Primate of South East Asia.
Archbishop Justin Welby has called on the UK government to establish a Joint reconciliation Unit to work in global conflict zones.
A Joint Christmas Message from Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin, the Anglican and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Armagh.