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, 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 October 17, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s assertion that the Anglican Church in North America is merely an ecumenical partner of the Anglican Communion has been dismissed by seven overseas archbishops. On 9 Oct 2014, the primates of Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Myanmar, Jerusalem and the Middle East and South America, and bishops representing the primates of the […]

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, […]

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 25, 2014

Leaders of the Church of Nigeria have voiced their displeasure with the vote by the Church of England’s General Synod to permit the consecration of women to the episcopate. While the Nigerian House of Bishops has not issued a formal statement in the wake of the 14 July 2014 vote, the Bishop of Ngbo, the […]

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 […]

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