Groundbreaking graduations in Gambella

Groundbreaking graduations in Gambella

Anglican Life CMS   This summer, teaching staff and graduates celebrated as St Frumentius’ Anglican Theological College in Gambella, Ethiopia, saw its first intake of students receive their certificates. Present at the ceremony were Bishop Peter Gatbel Kunen Lual, Church Mission Society mission partners Chris and Suzy Wilson, who are part of the leadership team […]

Are you listening?

Anglican Life WATCH It’s an old joke: one ofamarried pair is engrossed in a newspaper, or nowadays, on a mobile phone;the other is busy talking, asking questions, and as the information and questions get steadily more ridiculous, the answer is always: “yes dear”. Or it’s a “skill” that parents cultivate when children learn to talk […]

Witches – or scapegoats?

Witches – or scapegoats?

By Maria Riding, Church Mission Society About 20 years ago, Jean Bosco Tshiswaka heard of a new, disturbing reason why children were living on the streets in DR Congo. Families who were dealing with tragedies and misfortunes were disowning their children, accusing them of being witches. Since then this phenomenon has increased significantly. Today Jean […]

‘They’ve seen so much violence, now they can see something beautiful’

‘They’ve seen so much violence, now they can see something beautiful’

The Anglican mission agency USPG is supporting a programme run by the Diocese of the Amazon, in Brazil, that is helping community workers reach out to young people and families trapped by discrimination and a lack of opportunities. Report and interviews by Naomi Herbert, USPG International Programmes Director. Life can be tough in Brazil’s majority […]

Middle East Christians building hope in dark times

Middle East Christians building hope in dark times

By Tim Livesey Anglican Life Embrace the Middle East   Imagine yourself: of a certain age, with a distinguished record, a speaker of many languages, firm in your faith, scion of an extended family, respected in your community; but feeling frail and for a number of reasons going through hard, even dark times. Or maybe imagine […]

Pushing and pulling at the sticky door

Pushing and pulling at the sticky door

Anglican Life Watch In the summer of 2012 I moved to North London to become the vicar of St Pancras Church. The parish is part of the Edmonton Area of the Diocese of London. Edmonton has over 100 churches, and by then women had been priests for 18 years in the Church of England,yet Iwasonly […]

‘I was cruel, but Christ changed me’

‘I was cruel, but Christ changed me’

From gang leader to church changer Anglican Life CMS   At Church Mission Society, we are passionate about seeing people released into their call in God’s mission, wherever they are. We love partnering with local leaders around the world to help them put their call into action. One of our local partners in Nepal shares […]