Category - anglican communion

  • 23 Mar 2013

    The WCC General Secretary joined church and civic leaders as Archbishop Justin Welby was installed in his new ministry at Canterbury Cathedral.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    The “inauguration of the ministry of the one hundred and fifth Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Portal Welby” (as the order of service described it) was a powerful and sometimes moving act of worship.

  • 14 Mar 2013

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has offered his "warmest welcome" to the former Cardinal Bergoglio on his election as Pope Francis.

  • 17 Feb 2013

    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says that in his new role he is faced with “a challenge for the imagination”, reports the Anglican Communion News Service.

  • 9 Jan 2013

    Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of Uganda has condemned the decision by Church of England bishops to allow celibate clergy in civil partnerships to be bishops, claiming this violated biblical faith and Anglican agreements.

  • 27 Nov 2012

    The Church of England’s attempts to placate a small minority strongly opposed to women’s ordination have plunged it into crisis, without satisfying these opponents, says Savi Hensman. What is the way forward now? Deep theological and practical questions need to be addressed, and the answers explained in ways that those who are not professional theologians can understand.

  • 23 Nov 2012

    Becoming a bishop is definitely not on my bucket list, writes the Rev Dr Jane Tillier. But she had hoped soon to see some of her gifted and experienced women colleagues take their place alongside the men in the currently all-male House of Bishops. We need to see men and women working together, she argues. Male and female made in the image of God and serving the loving, revolutionary, redemptive purposes of Jesus Christ in whom, the Bible tells us, “there is neither male nor female”.

  • 21 Nov 2012

    While the Church of England's General Synod failed to endorse women bishops, its South African sister church has just consecrated its first woman.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    If Welby can hold on to his emphasis on enabling ‘ordinary’ Christians, and those of their neighbours who are seeking a more just and compassionate world, he can offer the kind of leadership needed at a time when idols have been falling, says Savi Hensman, a long-standing commentator on Anglican affairs and church and society issues.

  • 1 Nov 2012

    A Charter for the Safety of People within the Churches of the Anglican Communion was approved unanimously by the 15th Anglican Consultative Council.