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June 19, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] An estimated 20,000 pilgrims from Africa and beyond braved the cold over the weekend to gather at the shrine of Bernard Mizeki, an African evangelist martyred in 1896. Held June 14-16, the celebrations were described as having the best attendance in living memory. Despite average night-time temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius (43 degrees Fahrenheit), many pilgrims...
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June 13, 2013
[Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town] Open letter from Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba. Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, dear friends of South Africa everywhere,  I invite you to join with me in praying for God’s tender merciful hand  to be upon our former President, Nelson Mandela at this time, and for his love to enfold dear...
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April 1, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] An agriculturalist in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has encouraged farmers in Africa to adopt a biblically-based version of conservation agriculture known as “Farming God’s Way,” to curb food insecurity on the continent. Stephen Gaturu, a project officer in charge of food security in one of the Regional Development Services in ACK, praised...
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April 1, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania has published a full account of the recent election of the archbishop-elect. The Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani said the church issued the statement after what he called “speculation and gossip” on the Internet surrounding the election. “We have decided to give details of what has been...
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February 8, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] A Zambian priest has challenged Christians across Africa to stand up and fight corrupt practices that are “soiling the fabric” of many countries on the continent. The Rev. John Kafwanka, currently director of mission at the Anglican Communion Office, was speaking following the recent arrest of the Rt. Rev. Zac Niringiye, Ugandan anti-corruption...
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February 7, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] A Malawian bishop has appealed for global prayer and material support for the flood victims in his country where an estimated 33,000 people have been displaced by floods. Bishop Brighton Malasa of the Diocese of Upper Shire said the floods that have hit Mozambique have not spared Malawi as the two countries “have similar weather patterns.” “We...
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February 7, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion’s development, relief and advocacy platform has revealed that disabled refugees in Zambia need more security, better prostheses and a comprehensive reporting of their special needs. The call for better treatment of people in one of Africa’s oldest refugee camps Mayukwayukwa came in a report compiled by Tania Nino, the Anglican...
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February 7, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Bishop of Harare Chad Gandiya has said that forgiveness still remains the biggest challenge for Christians in his diocese after years of “living in exile.” “People are very happy to have returned to their churches but they are still hurting. The church needs to find new ways of teaching on healing and forgiveness,” he said. The...