With the Paralympics starting in Rio de Janeiro today, the Anglican Alliance is reaffirming the significance of faith in sport, and celebrating the inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Paralympian Anne Wafula-Strike was born into a Christian family in Mihuu, Kenya. She contracted polio at the age of two. The condition rendered […]
Anglicans in Melanesia are helping to relocate entire villages after rising sea levels caused by climate change have left their settlements uninhabitable. Workshops were held in March this year, run by the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) and the Pacific Council of Churches (PCC), to support those impacted by the changing climate and help them […]
SUDRA, the relief and development arm of the province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSSS), is responding to the needs of displaced people in Juba and other areas thanks to the support of Anglican agencies and partners. The Anglican Alliance convened two conference calls on 14 July and 4 August, joined […]
Churches across the world will be marking this year’s Season of Creation with services and times of worship that celebrate God’s creation and serve as a reminder of humanity’s duty to safeguard the earth. The Season runs from 1 September to 4 October 2016, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called on Anglicans […]
A team of ten refugees are in Rio de Janeiro to compete in this year’s Olympic Games, having formed the first ever Refugee Olympic Team. Whilst the refugees have no home country or flag to unite them, they represent the 65 million displaced people in the world and have become a symbol of hope for […]
When the refugees arrived from Burundi last year, the first places they sought sanctuary were the churches in the Diocese of Western Tanganyika (DWT). The people of the diocese are often poor themselves, but they responded with loving generosity to the strangers in their midst with food and clothing. “If you have five shirts, give […]
Building on the success of the Church in the Province of the West Indies third Provincial Youth Gathering, held in Grenada from 16 to 23 July, the Province and the Anglican Alliance hosted two in-depth training events for 30 young people from across the West Indies. Half the group explored the ideas of Church Community […]
“The earth cannot survive without human beings taking care of it.” Video credit: Episcopal News Video
On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace*, the Anglican Alliance is lifting up the Anglican Communion narrative of using football to engage communities to build peace, empower people, and bring social cohesion.
The region’s strongest-ever cyclone struck the islands of Fiji at the end of February, affecting over 350,000 people after causing widespread damage in Tonga. A month on, the Diocese of Polynesia is poised to bring renewed life and hope to those returning home.