The Anglican church in southern Africa continues to struggle with the issue of marriage equality. This weekend, at the synod meeting of the Diocese of Cape Town, a motion on the issue was tabled.
The Province of Burundi has set the goal of planting “One Person, One Tree” in the next five years, totaling about 10 million trees.
Anger continues to grow over what is seen as inaction on the part of the Egyptian government after a bombing yesterday morning at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo. This is the second major attack to have occurred in Cairo in three days, after an explosion at a security checkpoint killed six police officers on Friday.
Per the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Archbishop of Central Africa, the Most Revd Albert Chama, has written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the “global tragedy” of refugees . The Global Summit Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants is being held this week at the UN General Assembly in New York.
Read the letter in its entirety:
I am writing at the request of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, as you prepare for the important Global Summit Addressing Large […]
Researchers from the BBC’s history unit have identified a north Cumbrian church – in the extreme north west of England – as being on the site of the first ever recorded settlement of African people in Britain.
One day after news outlets marked the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s announcing the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Liberia has confirmed its first new case of Ebola in more than two weeks, with concerns over how many may have been exposed. The New York Times reports:
Worries have widened in recent days over the number of people in Liberia who may have been exposed to the country’s first Ebola case in more than two weeks, a street vendor who […]
Eradicating the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been difficult due to lack of understanding of its place in the cultures that practice it. Church Times reports on some progress:
MS SEKENTO is part of a generation of Maasai in transition. She has completed her teacher training, and hopes that the children in her class will become doctors and pilots. She chose her husband, “an educated man”, rather than marry one selected by her family.
And she is very aware of […]
Vanessa Pizer, a program officer on Episcopal Relief and Development’s international development team, filed this report from yesterday’s conference sponsored by the Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedeness at Columbia University on the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the perceived Ebola crisis in the United States. She
The dean of Monrovia’s Anglican cathedral entered voluntary quarantine and then preached about it, according to NPR. The Very Rev. Herman Browne had been preaching about ebola protection in his Sunday sermons from the beginning of the epidemic, but the message hit close to home when his wife’s friend fell sick and his whole family was put at