NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some African bishops view a new Anglican structure as unnecessary and prefer restoring the communion to its original form.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Archbishop Justin Welby’s proposal drew some positive responses in Britain and wait-and-see approach in Africa.
LONDON (Reuters) Justin Welby will propose to the 38 national church heads that communion be reorganized as a group of churches all formally linked to Canterbury but no longer necessarily to each other.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A tribunal found one of the priests guilty and stripped him of his clergy credentials after examining the evidence by witnesses and his defense.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace in London, Welby said that the American church’s decision “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions.”
(RNS) At last week's meeting, conservative Anglican prelates addressed a new concern: Interfaith relationships with Muslims.
(RNS) Nigerian Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon's appointment has drawn criticism from gay groups who pointed out that he has a history of anti-gay statements.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Welby said that although individual churches remain "strong, resilient and thriving," the differences among them remain profound.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Giovanni Maria Vian said women bishops would have “an extremely negative impact” on steps to bring Anglicans and Catholics closer together despite a positive meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis.
(RNS) The Right Rev. Foley Beach was elected Saturday (June 21) to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan as head of the Anglican Church in North America.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.
(RNS) Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made to the pastoral care of gays and lesbians. So far, the statement has not convinced African leaders.
(RNS) Western Christians cannot fix the homophobia that's currently gripping Nigeria, Uganda, or other African countries. We can, however, stand in solidarity with progressive Africans and support their efforts to teach new ways of interpreting the Bible and understanding sexuality.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) On Jan. 25, worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral will hear the voices of 16 girls singing the music of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams -- a first for the historic church.
(RNS) A former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Church of England faces extinction in less than 25 years unless it can attract more young people now.