International news briefs for October 10, 2014

The archbishop of Canterbury has confirmed that no steps have been taken to hold the Lambeth Conference in 2018. Speaking to the Church of Ireland Gazette, Archbishop Justin Welby was asked to comment on press reports that the 2018 meeting had been cancelled. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori last month told the American House of […]

International news briefs August 27, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s advice to New Zealand Anglicans to let go of their nostalgia for the earthquake damaged Christchurch Cathedral and build a new structure in keeping with the aesthetics of the modern era has drawn sharp criticism from activists. Speaking to reporters last week in Auckland during his two-day visit to New Zealand, […]

Kenyan Anglican elected WCC moderator

A lay woman from the Anglican Church of Kenya, Dr. Agnes Aboum, has been elected moderator of the World Council of Churches. The 150-member Central Committee of the Christian ecumenical organization elected Dr. Abuom last week at its 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea held from 30 October to 8 November 2013. She will be […]

Keep guns out of church, pleads Kenya’s archbishop

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya has denounced a call by Mombasa clergy that they be given guns to protect themselves from the depredations of criminals and Islamist militants. “As church leaders, we should be on the forefront preaching for peace and reconciliation. Churches are places of worship and not a battlefield,” Archbishop […]

Security in place for Gafcon II, archbishop reports

The secretary of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, Dr. Peter Jensen reports that security measures are well in hand to protect participants attending the 21-26 October 2013 Gafcon II conference at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. In an interview recorded on 26 September 2013 with Anglican.TV while he was in Nairobi,  Dr. Jensen stated he […]

Church calls for prayer and restraint in wake of Nairobi massacre

Kenya’s Christian and Muslim leaders have issued a united statement condemning the terror attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, which has left at least sixty people dead including five Britons and a dozen other ex-pats. Police report that approximately 15 terrorists of the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab attacked the upscale shopping mall in suburban […]

General Election appeal for peace in Kenya

Church leaders in Kenya have called upon voters to reject politicians soliciting support by appeals to religious enmity and ethnic hatred and vote for the candidates that can best serve the needs of a united country. On 7 Feb 2013 the Standing Committee and House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Kenya released a […]

Faith healing not enought to fight HIV/AIDS archbishop warns

The former Archbishop of Kenya has urged church leaders not to scorn anti-retroviral medications and rely upon prayer alone to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi, a spokesman for the Kenya Network Religious Living with or Personally Affected by HIV, told a Nairobi news conference last week that Christians need to seek medical […]

Thrift a sign of Christian living says archbishop

Self-reliance and thrift should be the hallmarks of Christian living, the Archbishop of Kenya said last week, urging Anglicans not to rely upon the state or political leaders to build their churches. Speaking at St Peter’s Osasme Church in Teso North in the Diocese of Katakwa on 2 Oct 2012, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala said “what […]

Kenya’s bishops warn of election violence threat

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Kenya has warned the East African nation it risks tribal and religious civil war over the forthcoming March 2013 General Elections if its political leaders do not pull back from hate speech. In a statement read at the close of the House of Bishops meeting in […]