Fears grow for impact of Coronavirus on the continent of Africa

Apr 23, 2020 by

by Andrew Carey, CEN: Last week the UN issued a warning that Africa could become the next epicentre of Coronavirus. At least 300,000 people in Africa could die and nearly 30 million people will be pushed into poverty, according to UN officials. But at the moment, this is all just an educated guess. There has been a sharp rise in Coronavirus cases across the continent with almost 1,000 deaths and 19,000 known infections. And these are much lower rates than in parts of Europe and the US. But...

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Global South Bishops will be rocked that American Lesbian Bishop will lead “inclusive Eucharist” service on eve of Lambeth Conference

Mar 10, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: In a move designed to incense orthodox Anglican bishops from the Global South, Episcopal lesbian bishop Mary Glasspool, along with Rev. Canon Tutu van Furth who came out as a lesbian in 2016, will conduct an “inclusive eucharist” service ahead of the opening of the Lambeth Conference. Glasspool explained the need for an inclusive service, saying: “It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of this ‘inclusive eucharist’, in which we...

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Islamic Militants Kill over 100 Anglicans in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 9, 2020 by

By Godfrey Olukya, Virtueonline: Over 100 Anglicans have been killed by militant Islamists of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the last four months, police and local authorities report. The Allied Democratic Forces is a rebel group in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, considered a terrorist organization by the Ugandan government. It was originally based in western Uganda but has expanded into the neighboring DRC. The killings which...

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From Cairo to Colorado Springs: an historic breakthrough

Oct 21, 2019 by

Briefing from American Anglican Council: Canon Phil Ashey shares the exciting news of an historic breakthrough in the reformation of the Anglican Communion. On October 12, 2019, representatives at the 7th Global South Conference adopted a Covenantal Structure [see full Communique here] that could reshape the Anglican Communion around a Biblical confession of faith. (Read more about the supporting arguments for such a structure in Canon Ashey’s book Anglican Conciliarism.) On October 15,...

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African Anglicans are the future of the Anglican Communion

Aug 28, 2019 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: From New Zealand to Nigeria, from Tanzania to Chile, from South Africa to Rwanda, from Kenya to North America, the steady drumbeat of orthodox Anglicanism corralled in GAFCON is taking root even as fissures in the Lambeth Conference widen and pansexuality separates the sheep from the goats. If Archbishop Justin Welby thinks he can blow off GAFCON by calling it a “ginger group”, he is gravely mistaken. If he thinks that his ecclesiastical consiglieres —...

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Why we need the global Church

Jan 8, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” said Nathanael to Philip. Do we have anything to gain from associating with those like Jesus from an insignificant backwater? Can we learn anything from disadvantaged people like his mother? Nathanael’s perhaps jesting but dismissive question is recorded by John. In Luke’s Gospel, we see that God has answered it even before Jesus appears. According to Mary’s prophetic word, God brings down the...

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