Matthew Davies, Episcopal News Service



The primates of the Anglican Communion pray during Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral on January 11, the first day of their five-day meeting. Photo: Canterbury Cathedral

Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions

A majority of Anglican primates Jan. 14 asked that the Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.”

A call to work for justice and peace during the Asian plenary. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC

Justice, peace, reconciliation top WCC agenda

Whether it’s advocating for gender equality, speaking out against religious persecution, addressing global poverty, discrimination, climate change, or a myriad of other concerns, global justice

The Anglican Centre in Qatar.

Christians in Qatar celebrate Anglican centre opening

Christianity in Qatar was once an underground religion, but today it thrives, thanks in part to people like the Rev. Bill Schwartz, an Anglican priest and an Episcopal Church missionary.

Interfaith art brings message of peace

The arts may be one of the most effective mediums for building bridges, says the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, the Episcopal priest responsible for the journey of 25 life-size painted fiberglass donkeys from Cairo to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where they will be on display in the south nave aisle until Sept. 23.

Former Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga. Photo: Anglican Communion News Service

Dartmouth withdraws Tengatenga’s appointment

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has withdrawn the appointment of former Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga as dean of itsTucker Foundation saying that his past comments about homosexuality “have compromised his ability to serve effectively.”

Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned in ancient splendor

One-time oil executive and former Bishop of Durham Justin Welby wasformally enthroned (twice) as the 105th archbishop of Canterbury onMarch 21 during a two-hour ceremony that blended an ancient liturgy witha few modern twists.

Awareness of Anglican Communion has increased

The world’s 80 million Anglicans are much more aware today than they were 10 years ago that they belong to a global communion, a realization

TEC declines to take position on Covenant

Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas addresses the House of Bishops concerning Anglican Communion relationships and the Anglican Covenant. Photo/Matthew Davies Indianapolis — The House of Bishops

Israel-Palestine issues discussed at U.S. convention

U.S. Episcopalians are considering a number of resolutions for a policy toward the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Photo: Aleksandar Todorovic Indianapolis -The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the focus

Palestinian UN statehood bid renews pleas for peace talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2nd,right) meets with the Palestinian delegation led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (2nd, left) Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Congo victims find healing in Anglican church

U.S. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited Congolese dioceses in late July. Photo courtesy of Episcopal News Service Thousands of women brutally raped by marauding

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