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"Religious congregations are central to life in Pacific communities" - News from Vanuatu
27 March 2015
The role of the church in responding to the cyclone in Vanuatu has been recognised by secular media in both Australia and the UK. The Anglican Alliance remains in close touch with the Anglican Church of Melanesia and its partners to share updates from the situation.
World Council of Churches calls for prayers for peace in the Middle East
25 March 2015
This Lent, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting churches to pray on Sunday 29 March for those affected by conflict in the Middle East.
Can religious groups help to prevent violent conflict?
25 March 2015
The Anglican Alliance has been working with Coventry University and the International Centre for Reconciliation based at Coventry Cathedral on research into the church's role in conflict prevention. Here is a report by Laura Payne, one of the research team, for 'Transformation' on the issue.
Eyewitness account from Vanuatu reveals the fury of Cyclone Pam
23 March 2015
Fe’i Tevi remembers the cyclone that wreaked destruction across Vanuatu, and Dr Abraham Hauriasi, General Secretary of the Anglican Church in Melanesia, updates the Anglican Communion and reveals relief response.
Tagolyn Kabekabe on the significance of water in the Pacific for World Water Day
21 March 2015
"We don’t want people to throw money at us and say, 'That’s the money, now fix your problem'. What we really need is their understanding, to put their feet in our shoes and really understand how we are affected by the ocean, how we are affected by the wind, how we are affected by the rain and by the sun."
The Climate Change Crisis: watch, participate, engage
20 March 2015
The Episcopal Church invite all to participate in a live webcast on Tuesday 24 March at 6pm GMT to kick off 30 Days of Action, which will culminate on Earth Day (22 April). Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will present the keynote address.
Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme awarded for Anglican leaders in education worldwide
18 March 2015
The Anglican Alliance have been awarded their fourth Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme, bringing four Anglican leaders in education to the UK for a seven-week cultural and learning experience.
Anglican women feature on We Will Speak Out panel
18 March 2015
On Friday 13 March, the Global, United States and South Africa We Will Speak Out coalitions co-hosted a parallel event, titled "Global Faith Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Based Violence", at the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
Article from the Anglican Communion News Service
Diocese of Machakos, Kenya, launches 'Mustard Seed Project' to support social transformation
17 March 2015
The Diocese of Machakos is fundraising to support its outreach and development programmes, including its 'Widows and Orphans' school fees and feeding program, health clinics, church-community projects, and support for people living with disabilities.
Call for prayers and support for communities devastated by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu
15 March 2015
Cyclone Pam struck the islands of Vanuatu in the Pacific with devastating force on Friday night (13 March 2015), ravaging many communities. As the Anglican Alliance, we encourage the Communion to come together at this time in prayer and support as the Church helps people affected by this tragic disaster.