News: Episcopal News Service October 20, 2015


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October 20, 2015


Sudan and South Sudan ecumenical bodies hear of churches’ role in regional peace
Churches continue to play their role in peace building for South Sudan despite the dashed hopes of many in the world’s newest nation, the moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) said at a regional meeting.

English bishops urge greater UK response to refugee crisis
Church of England bishops have called on the British government to more-than-double the number of refugees it will resettle in the UK over the next five years.

South Asian church women discuss challenges and seek gender justice
Women from the Anglican and United Churches of South Asia share achievements in their work with women and girls and explore challenges in seeking gender justice in their region.

Schools aspire to reach out to refugees
Students from Anglican schools throughout the province of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia have prayed through the night as part of a 24-hour vigil for the refugees streaming out from Syria across Europe, and into camps in Jordan and Lebanon.

Wycliffe launches training program for indigenous leaders
Traditional seminary training has often left Indigenous theology students in a state of “befuddlement”—but a new program at the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College may help break that pattern, the Anglican church’s national Indigenous bishop says.

Anglicans and Catholics partner to help refugees
Across Canada, in small towns and major cities, there are people slowly working on projects about which they care deeply, but which even their friends and relatives and neighbours may know little about, or have little interest in. They continue to do the work because they believe it is important, and in small ways they are able to make positive changes. Much of that work, so often lumped under the vague umbrella of “social justice,” is done in this fashion: quietly, and out of sight.

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