Reaching people on the margins

Reaching people on the margins

Rebecca Woollgar, Volunteering Manager for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reflects on the inspirational work of Anglican churches in Brazil and Wiltshire, and concludes there is no ‘us and them’ Anglican Life USPG What is the church for? For me it’s about acknowledging we all have something to offer – there is no ‘us and […]

Why The Episcopal Church is on the brink

Why The Episcopal Church is on the brink

Anglican Life CEEC The publication by The Episcopal Church (USA) of responses from around the Communion to its proposed changes in relation to same-sex marriage have created something of a firestorm in the Church of England. That is because they revealed that, back in November, William Nye, the Secretary General to the Archbishops’ Council of […]

A Games-changing mission

A Games-changing mission

Aanglican Life Christians in Sport Christians in Sport staff support more than 400 elite athletes as they look to live for Jesus in the world where he has placed them. This support takes our team to various locations around the UK and further afield – including Australia! Staff members Graham Daniels and Jules Wilkinson were […]

Changing the culture of the Church of England

Anglican Life Watch   More than a year has passed since “Setting God’s People Free” was issued by the Archbishops’ Council as part of the Renewal and Reform agenda. It was received by General Synod and passed on to the dioceses for study and, presumably, action. It starts with the words “A great opportunity lies […]

Mothers’ Union at the United Nations

Mothers’ Union at the United Nations

Anglican Life Mothers’ Union Leah Chipepa is a Mothers’ Union member from Zambia and was part of its 2018 delegation to UNCSW. She has extensive experience working as a women’s rights advocate and campaigner in Africa and internationally. Here she reports on her final couple of days at UNCSW.   I was greeted on one […]

Bravery, dignity and what it means to carry the cross of Jesus

USPG’s International Programme Manager Davidson Solanki reflects on his recent trip to Sri Lanka to observe the work of the Church of Ceylon The Church of Ceylon in Sri Lanka is punching above its weight. The Anglican Church in Sri Lanka is a minority within a minority – the country is approximately 70.2 per cent Buddhist, 12.6 per cent Hindu and 9.7 per cent Muslim (according to the 2011 census), with 7.4 per cent Christians, of which 6.1 per cent are Roman Catholics. So Anglicans are numbered among the country’s tiny 1.3 per cent non-Catholic Christian population. But Sri Lanka’s Anglicans do not let their small numbers prevent them from working hard to support the neglected and marginalised. In particular, I was impressed by their strong focus on working with communities still suffering in the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s 26 year civil war. Though the conflict ended in 2009, there are poor communities that have received little help in terms of rehabilitation and many people […]

New life from a legacy in Uganda

New life from a legacy in Uganda

Anglican Life CMS Celebrations were held at Rugarama Hospital in Kabale, Uganda, on 7 March to mark the opening of a new extension to the hospital’s maternity wing. The building was officially opened by Hon David Bahati, State Minister of Finance for Planning in the Cabinet of Uganda, assisted by the Rt Rev George Bagamuhunda, […]

Guides to flourishing

Anglican Life Church Society   The 2014 settlement regarding the role of women as bishops and priests in the Church of England created the ‘Five Guiding Principles’ and a commitment to ‘mutual flourishing.’ At that point, various discussions started about what the guiding principles actually meant. How would the ‘tension’ in the principles work? What […]

University missions provide signs of hope

Anglican Life Anglican Mainstream By the Rev Andrew Symes   The statistics show continued numerical decline in UK Anglicanism. Are there signs of hope? Some C of E churches are holding their own, and there are pockets of growth. We know from research that churches with enabling leadership, clear vision, commitment to Bible-based evangelism and with […]

Syria: seven years on

Anglican Life Embrace the Middle East   By Tim Livesey   Last week marked the official arrival of springin the northern hemisphere.As if from nowhere white blossom has appeared in the garden.The sap is clearly rising.At last the days are longer and the birdsong in the hedgerows is almost deafening.As the season of Lent gives […]

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