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Bishops sign LGBT+ affirmation

Archbishop Don Tamihere, Archbishop Philip Richardson and Bishop Ross Bay have joined more than 170 Episcopal and Anglican bishops in a statement that affirms and celebrates LGBT+ people and their full inclusion in the Church.

Bishops launch ‘Communion forest’

Bishops gathered at the Lambeth Conference travelled to Lambeth Palace on Wednesday, where they planted the first saplings in the “Communion Forest”– a project that asks Anglicans around the globe to plant trees to mark their faith milestones.

Bishops gather as Lambeth opens

The 2022 Lambeth Conference opens in the UK today, where hundreds of bishops from across the Anglican Communion’s 165 countries will pray, work and worship together under the theme ‘God’s Church for God’s World.'
• Anti-LGBT line in Human Dignity call draws dissent
• Archbishop of Canterbury lays out Lambeth call themes in first keynote
• Lambeth team upgrades feedback process for calls

Lambeth seeks new Communion adviser

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is seeking an adviser in Anglican Communion Affairs to work with him on the global relations side of his role.

Pentecostals & Anglicans open dialogue

This week the Anglican Communion met to engage in international ecumenical dialogue with the global Pentecostal World Fellowship for the first time as a joint Commission.

ACO hires new Secretary General

South Sudanese Bishop and Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs Bishop Anthony Poggo has been named as the next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

Anglicans push Govts on climate goals

The Anglican Consultative Council has submitted a call to Governments of developed nations to fulfil their financial promises that will help mitigate climate damage and its impact on vulnerable people. 

+Cantuar calls for Lambeth prayers

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on the Anglican Communion to pray for the upcoming Lambeth Conference. He has offered the Communion a Lambeth prayer guide compiled by Aotearoa New Zealand Franciscan Brother Christopher John SSF. 

+Justin's sorry to indigenous Canadians

The Archbishop of Canterbury has met with survivors of Canada's residential schools to apologise for the evils of Anglican residential schools. In his apology, ++Justin Welby has committed to walking alongside indigenous peoples to listen and repent, as well as encouraging the Anglican Communion to provide practical support to their aims.
• 'Apologies are cheap unless accompanied by action'

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