Can you help 400 families flooded out in South Sudan?

Aug 7, 2020 by

Aid is launching an appeal to raise US $ 13,280 (£10,177)  to help bring urgent relief to Christians in a flood emergency situation in a remote area of South Sudan. A donor has pledged to match all gifts received in the next two weeks ( from Friday 7th) given the emergency Following heavy rainfall and flooding during the week 26 July – 1 August, this week Anglican International Development received an urgent call for help from the remote area of Wanglei Diocese, where Bishop Zechariah...

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Will the future of theological education be online?

Aug 6, 2020 by

from CEN: Two online three day zoominars for theological educators in South Asia and Africa in July  set out the possibilities and challenges for theological education for the immediate and medium term future. These workshops in South Asia and in Africa were facilitated and organised by GILD team (Global Institute for Leadership Development),  led by Dr Prasad Phillips. GILD is a network of Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life and Barnabas Fund. Over two hundred and fifty educators took...

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Churches turn to open-air services

Aug 6, 2020 by

Anglican churches are allowed to reopen for communal worship under certain conditions, with the final decision left with the PCC. Government guidance says that gatherings of more than 30 people are now allowed for acts of communal worship in churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and meeting rooms in England. Everyone attending the service should stick to social distancing guidelines, keeping at least 1m (3ft) – and ideally 2m (6ft) if possible – away from anyone not from their own...

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South Sudan Cathedral attacked, dean murdered.

Aug 3, 2020 by

Religion Unplugged reported that at least 23 people were killed this week (the final verified count is 32)  and 20 others were wounded after unidentified gunmen stormed an Anglican church compound in South Sudan’s Anglican Diocese of Athooch, in Jonglei State. The assailants took six children as hostages, Anglican Bishop Moses Anur Ayom told Religion Unplugged. The gunmen attacked Makol Chuei village from two directions, killing the Dean of the Cathedral The Very Revd. Daniel Garang Ayuen,...

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God’s providence, human agency and COVID-19

Aug 1, 2020 by

                            The Evangelical Fellowship of India is holding a series of Public Webinars on a theological response to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canon Dr Vinay Samuel, former EFAC General Secretary, is giving the first on Thursday August 6 on God’s Providence and Human Agency. The webinars are free. Registration details are as follows. Please see the attachment for the full details of the...

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Are churches ready to open?

Aug 1, 2020 by

By Martin Down, CEN: As the new dictatorship allows us, step by step, to leave the house again, are we ready to go? With the opening of places of work it seems that there are two groups amongst the workers: some who are desperate to get back to the office or the factory, to the jobs they enjoy doing, to seeing their friends and mates, to getting a full salary and, maybe, a bit of overtime: others who are very happy to go on getting paid for doing nothing at home, except fish or play golf. What...

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