International news briefs for January 23, 2015

The Suffragan Bishop of Maryland has been released from the Baltimore County Jail after posting a $2.5 million cash bond following her arrest for manslaughter and drunk driving. On 15 Jan 2015 Bishop Heather Cook left the country jail and is believed to have been admitted to a private clinic for treatment.. No travel restrictions […]

International news briefs November 21, 2014

The Sultan of Selangor has returned Bibles and religious literature confiscated by the State Islamic Affairs Department on 2 Jan 2014 for using the world “Allah” in Malay and Iban language versions of Scripture to the Archbishop of South East Asia, the Most Rev. Bolly Lapok, Bishop of Kuching. On 14 Nov 2014, on behalf […]

International news briefs December 5, 2014

The Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa has criticized politicians in Ghana for using the arrest of a smuggler caught with 12kg of cocaine at Heathrow Airport as a political tool to advance their partisan interests. Last week Ruby Appiah, a Ghanaian national, was detained by customs officials after the drugs […]

International news briefs, October 24, 2014

India’s governing party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has won significant victories over the Congress Party in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Haryana, according to results announced on Sunday. The election marks a shift in Indian politics with Christians coming out in support for the Hindu Nationalist BJP over the secular Congress Party. While church […]

International news briefs August 1, 2014

A US appellate court has held that the Constitution of the Episcopal Church of the USA does not forbid the secession of dioceses. In a major blow to the legal strategy pursued by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori against conservative dioceses who have quit the church, on 24 July 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for […]

International news briefs July 18, 2014

Britain and the US have ignored the religious ideology motivating the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Primate of All-Nigeria, the Most. Rev. Nicholas Okoh told the Baptist Press last week. The West keeps “talking about economic problems,” claiming this is the motivation for the terror campaign waged by the Islamist militant group across Northern Nigeria. […]

Overseas news briefs May 30, 2014

The Church of Nigeria’s Archbishop of Jos, the Most Rev Ben Kwashi, has released a call to prayer for peace and urged forbearance following an attack on the central market of the city on 22 May 2014. Twin bomb blasts killed 118 and wounded 45 people. The first explosion was detonated at 3:00 pm and […]

Overseas news briefs May 23, 2014

The Church of Ireland’s Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross has broken ranks with his colleagues and come out in favor of gay marriage. On 18 May 2014 the Rt. Rev. Paul Colton told the BBC Northern Ireland’s ‘Sunday Sequence’ that “I certainly support civil same-sex marriage” and hoped the Church of Ireland would revise […]

Overseas news briefs May 16, 2014

Bishop Gene Robinson has announced that he is divorcing his spouse Mark Andrew. In a column printed in the Daily Beast on 3 Mary 2014, Bishop Robinson stated: “Recently, my partner and husband of 25-plus years and I decided to get divorced. While the details of our situation will remain appropriately private, I am seeking […]

Overseas news briefs May 2, 2014

Over 400 members of the Ghana Anglican Clergy Association have gathered at the Ofoase- Kokoben Pope John Paul II Formative and Retreat Centre in Bekwai Municipality to discuss the role of the church in Ghanian society. In his presidential address to the “Anglican Priests in the 21st century, Challenges and Prospects” conference on 25 April […]

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