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German Protestant Kirchentag opens with call for renewal of global order

German Protestant Kirchentag opens with call for renewal of global order

[Anglican Communion News Service] Former U.S. President Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of tens of thousands of people on May 25, ...
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Anglican agency pledges solidarity with Philippines church following bishop’s arrest

Anglican agency pledges solidarity with Philippines church following bishop’s arrest

[Anglican Communion News Service] United Society Partners in the Gospel, the Anglican mission agency, is standing in solidarity alongside the Philippines Independent Church following the arrest of a bishop on ...
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Anglican Church playing key role in tackling malaria in southern Africa

Anglican Church playing key role in tackling malaria in southern Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishops of Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe took part in recent World Malaria Day events along the shared borders between the four countries. As Southern African ...
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Christians condemn declaration of martial law in Mindanao in southern Philippines

Christians condemn declaration of martial law in Mindanao in southern Philippines

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Christian Conference of Asia, or CCA, has expressed serious concerns about the declaration of martial law on May 23 in Mindanao in southern Philippines by President ...
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California diocese hosts eco-justice conversation

California diocese hosts eco-justice conversation

California Bishop Marc Andrus, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, far right, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, pose with confirmands during ...
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WCC calls for Pentecost global day of prayer for ‘just peace’ in the Holy Land

WCC calls for Pentecost global day of prayer for ‘just peace’ in the Holy Land

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians are invited to participate this Pentecost in a global prayer campaign to call for peace in the Holy Land. The World Council of Churches, through a ...
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Presiding Bishop’s video leads worldwide prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On May 25, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry leads the Thy Kingdom Come videos for the Worldwide Anglican Communion ...
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Water access in Zimbabwe key theme at roundtable discussion

Water access in Zimbabwe key theme at roundtable discussion

[Anglican Communion News Service] A roundtable discussion on Zimbabwe has taken place at Lambeth Palace, drawing together a group that included the Bishop of Matabeleland, a representative of the British Foreign ...
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Episcopal partners celebrate 5-year program achievements for healthy children in Zambia

Episcopal partners celebrate 5-year program achievements for healthy children in Zambia

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development and Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programs (ZACOP) celebrated the five-year achievements of their flagship integrated Early Childhood Development program at ...
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Presiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in Haiti

Presiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in Haiti

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry (center), Bishop of Haiti Jean Zache Duracin (left) and Bishop Suffragan of Haiti Ogé Beauvoir (right), talk before the solemn Eucharist on Tuesday, ...
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EPPN: Faith values for a national budget

EPPN: Faith values for a national budget

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] President Trump is expected to release his federal budget request May 23. This budget request is one important component of the fiscal year 2018 ...
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Gwynne Gibord

Q&A: Los Angeles priest champions interfaith education, dialogue

The Rev. Gwynne Guibord leads the Guibord Center, which is devoted to promoting interfaith education and dialogue. Photo: The Guibord Center [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gwynne Guibord is trained ...
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Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack

Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has issued the following statement after the attack at a concert venue in Manchester in northern England in which 22 ...
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Fate of quake damaged New Zealand cathedral to be decided in September

Fate of quake damaged New Zealand cathedral to be decided in September

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in New Zealand has said the future of Christchurch Cathedral, which has been derelict since an earthquake six years ago, will be decided ...
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Search committee for Episcopal Church missioner for black ministry offers update

Search committee for Episcopal Church missioner for black ministry offers update

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church missioner for black ministry has provided the following update on its work: Update on the ...
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Diocese of West Texas notified of successful canonical consent process

Diocese of West Texas notified of successful canonical consent process

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of ...
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Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration

Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration

[Episcopal Divinity School] Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a ...
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2 Iranian Christians face court hearing

2 Iranian Christians face court hearing

[Anglican Communion News Service] Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday. Victor Bet Tamraz was seized at his home ...
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World Council of Churches delegation arrives in Zimbabwe for ecumenical visit

World Council of Churches delegation arrives in Zimbabwe for ecumenical visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe, leading a delegation of church leaders from Europe, Africa ...
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Episcopal Church’s sense of prayer aids ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ campaign

Episcopal Church’s sense of prayer aids ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ campaign

[Episcopal News Service] Before the church was the church, the first followers of Jesus faced an uncertain time. He had ascended into heaven, after pledging to send the Holy Spirit ...
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