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Bishop of Ahoada, Clement Ekpeye, kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Nigeria’s Rivers State

Anglican Communion News Service - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 22:25

The Bishop of Ahoada, Clement Ekpeye, was abducted from his home in Nigeria’s Rivers State by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night.

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Three highlights of 2018

NZCMS - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 16:26

Our National Director, Steve Maina, shares three highlights of NZCMS’ work in 2018. To watch the video please follow the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15StSm3smeB1A0QunfWSESyL-GN4oIvgE/view 

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Episcopal delegation heralds progress in addressing climate change at COP24 in Poland

Anglican Communion News Service - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 07:19

UN member states and faith-based organisations have gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the UN’s COP-24 Climate Change conference.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop John Davies

Anglican Communion News Service - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 05:19

A Christmas Message from Archbishop John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, and Primate of Wales.

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A Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Anglican Communion News Service - Wed, 19/12/2018 - 18:12

A Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Primate of the US-based Episcopal Church.

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Church of England’s first female bishop to become Bishop of Derby

Anglican Communion News Service - Wed, 19/12/2018 - 02:23

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.

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Two decades of women’s ordination celebrated in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai

Anglican Communion News Service - Wed, 19/12/2018 - 01:45

The Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church in Japan, has celebrated 20 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood in the Province.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Stanley Ntagali

Anglican Communion News Service - Wed, 19/12/2018 - 00:24

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the Primate of the Church of Uganda.

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Whanau on mission

NZCMS - Tue, 18/12/2018 - 15:13

We asked some families how they’ve taught their children to be missional. Kesh and his family moved to Christchurch in 2017. He is studying a Masters in Social Work and attends the Presbyterian Church where his wife, Esther, is an ordained Minister.

To the Sabey family, mission is simply shining God’s light through our words and actions. While we have always encouraged our children to share their faith verbally, we place more emphasis on living in a way that attracts others to the light of Christ.Here are some practical ways in which our family aims to be missional:

Share Christ with your actions: Being kind, helpful, sharing a smile, encouraging others, playing with a lonely child at school and standing up to bullies are not just ‘good deeds’. They are powerful ways in which others are attracted to the “different” in us.

Be natural when talking about your faith: Look for natural conversations and circumstances to share the Good News. Try to avoid churchy jargon and religious lingo that an unchurched, primary-aged child would not understand. Simply put,“Don’t be weird”.

Don’t be discouraged when you don’t see any fruit: Being patient with those we are influencing is a powerful fruit of the Spirit. Every sincere, Christ-like word or action we share with others is a seed which has the potential to sprout in due season. The “due season” may be tomorrow or twenty years away.

Listen first: In a culture where everyone wants to “have their say”, there are a great number of people who simply want to be heard, understood and accepted.Simply listening and empathising, rather than leaping to provide answers, makes others feel cared for. When someone feels cared for, they will take you and your message seriously.

We hope that you find these tips helpful. We will leave you with a little “Sabeyism” we say to our kids before they leave for school: “Be kind, be respectful and shine like a light!!”

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Bishops from New Zealand and Polynesia issue joint protest on West Papua abuses

Anglican Communion News Service - Tue, 18/12/2018 - 06:06

Bishops from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia express “deep disappointment” at suppression of West Papuans.

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Urgent appeal launched after collapse of al-Ahli Arab Hospital Outpatient’s Department in Gaza

Anglican Communion News Service - Tue, 18/12/2018 - 00:00

Archbishop Suheil Dawani has launched an urgent appeal for funds after the outpatients department al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza collapsed.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Philip Freier

Anglican Communion News Service - Mon, 17/12/2018 - 23:40

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne, the Primate of Australia.

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