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Seek and You Will Find

GAFCON 2018 - where members of global Anglican family seek and find each other

A reflection by delegate Anne Ni of the Diocese of Cascadia on the Gafcon Jerusalem conference.

July 12, 2018


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Gafcon Chairman’s July 2018 Letter

To the Faithful of the Gafcon movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the Gafcon Primates Council.

July 6, 2018


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Anglican Track at the Getty Music Worship Conference - Sing!

An Anglican track has been added to the Getty Music Worship Conference. Join Archbishop Foley Beach and Archbishop Robert Duncan at a conference for worship leaders and pastors in Nashville, Tennessee Sept. 10 – 12.

July 2, 2018


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Provincial Council Jerusalem Reports Growth of Church

The Provincial Council of the Anglican Church in North America had the unique opportunity to meet in Jerusalem this year.

June 25, 2018


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Largest International Gathering of Anglicans in 50 Years Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

The Gafcon Jerusalem 2018 Conference represented the majority of the world’s Anglicans with 1,950 delegates from 50 countries. Its impact was amplified as over 730,000 people from 64 different countries engaged with the conference online.

June 22, 2018


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LETTER TO THE CHURCHES - GAFCON ASSEMBLY 2018

Gafcon 2018, one of the largest global Anglican gatherings, brought together 1,950 representatives from 50 countries, including 316 bishops, 669 other clergy and 965 laity. A unanimity of spirit was reflected throughout the Conference as we met with God in the presence of friends from afar. We celebrated joyful worship, engaged in small group prayer and were inspired by presentations, networks and seminars.

June 22, 2018


Recap and Links from Day 1 at Gafcon Jerusalem

Since the conference in Nairobi five years ago there have been developments; internationally, provincially, episcopally, nationally and more informally. (Read more of Gafcon’s new ventures:)

June 18, 2018


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New Daily Office Lectionary For Trial Use

The Daily Office Lectionary (DOL) has been substantially revised to assist in daily reading.

June 14, 2018


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Restored in Christ: Caminemos Juntos Conference 2018

This year’s Caminemos Juntos conference will take place August 2-4, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

June 6, 2018


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Caminemos Juntos: First Ordination and Fourth Conference in Mexico

Leaders from 10 congregations gathered May 24-27th at Iglesia del Gran Pastor in Fresnillo, Zacatecas in Central Mexico for the fourth annual Caminemos Juntos conference.

June 4, 2018


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Follow Gafcon Jerusalem!

Learn how you can be a part of what’s happening in Jerusalem during the 10-year anniversary of the Global Anglican Future Conference.

May 30, 2018


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The Gospel Con Carne

Agape Year gap-year mission fellowship offers the Gospel “with meat” to 18 to 20-year-olds.

May 28, 2018


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Initiatory and Pastoral Rites Feedback Sought

The Liturgy Task Force will be meeting during the week of August 12th to finalize the Initiatory (Baptism and Confirmation) and Pastoral Rites (Holy Matrimony, Thanksgiving for a Child, Healing, Time of Death and Burial) for the Book of Common Prayer 2019.

May 21, 2018


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“The Road to Jerusalem” Episode 5 - Pentecost

Join the Rev. Jess Cantelon for episode five, Pentecost, of “The Road to Jerusalem” as he explores the Holy Land with a Bible and a selfie stick.

May 18, 2018


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Gafcon Chairman’s May 2018 Letter

To the Faithful of the Gafcon movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the Gafcon Primates Council.

May 14, 2018


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Israel Video Project: “The Road to Jerusalem” - Episode 4

Join the Rev. Jess Cantelon for the fourth episode of “The Road To Jerusalem” as he explores the Holy Land with a Bible and a selfie stick.

May 8, 2018


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Israel Video Project: “The Road to Jerusalem”

The Rev. Jess Cantelon is a clergyman in the Anglican Network in Canada. Having grown up in Jerusalem, Cantelon has a heart for the Holy Land and is responding to a call to return to Jerusalem to pioneer an Anglican Church in North America work there.

May 7, 2018


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Agape Year: Pioneering a Way for Anglican Youth

In the fall of 2017, the Anglican Global Mission Partners launched their inaugural partner program, Agape Year.

May 7, 2018


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The Road to Clemson: How A Small Church Plant Is Engaging A University Campus

“We need a campus ministry that will be distinctly Anglican, connected to the local church, and one that will build leadership for the future of Anglican Churches.” 

May 7, 2018


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Arise and Shine

“I call it historic!” exclaimed Janet Helms, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Kenyan Christian Education Partnership (KCEP). She was reporting the results of the Kenyan Primary exams held in the fall of 2017. For the first time, eighth-year students from Tumaini Academy were sitting for exams.

May 3, 2018


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Restorative Grace: Empowering Refugee Families and the Dignity of Provision

A few years ago, our church, Restoration Anglican Church in Plano, Texas, announced that we would begin ‘adopting’ refugee families who had recently arrived from Syria. A family of missionaries opened our eyes to the global refugee crisis and found a path for us to engage locally.

May 2, 2018


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From A Shepherd’s Heart: Building a Biblical Foundation

A message from Archbishop Foley Beach!

May 1, 2018


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Contending for Anglicanism

As Gafcon Jerusalem 2018 approaches, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll, former professor and Academic Dean at Trinity School for Ministry, is releasing a book to help readers understand the current state of the Communion. The Global Anglican Communion: Contending for Anglicanism, 1993-2018 is commended by 22 leading scholars and church leaders.

April 25, 2018


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Gafcon Primates Council Communiqué, April 16-19, 2018

The Gafcon Primates Council met in Entebbe, Uganda April 16-19, 2018. Read more about their time together finalizing plans for the upcoming conference in Jerusalem, discussing matters affecting our common life together, and receiving updates from Gafcon provinces and branches.

April 21, 2018


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Two Suffragan Bishops Consecrated

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy celebrated its 10th anniversary with the consecration of two new suffragan bishops at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

April 13, 2018


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An Easter Message from Archbishop Beach

“Jesus speaks life into a culture of death. The resurrection makes all the difference.” Listen to an Easter message from Archbishop Beach.

April 1, 2018


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Bishops in the Congo Ask for Help in the Wake of Regional Violence

Bishops in the Anglican Church of Congo are reaching out for help in the midst of internal unrest. Learn more about the situation in the Congo, what Anglicans are doing to help, and how you can join in the relief efforts here.

March 29, 2018


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“Road to Jerusalem,” Episode 3 - Israel Video Project

Join the Rev. Jess Cantelon for the third episode, the Passover/Holy Week episode, of “The Road To Jerusalem” as he explores the Holy Land with a Bible and a selfie stick.

March 29, 2018


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Updated Cycle of Prayer Released

The Anglican Church in North America has just released an updated Provincial Cycle of Prayer, covering mid-March 2018 through mid-April 2019.

March 21, 2018


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“Road to Jerusalem,” Episode 2 - Israel Video Project

Join the Rev. Jess Cantelon for the second episode of “The Road To Jerusalem” as he explores the Holy Land with a Bible and a selfie stick.

March 19, 2018


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Anglican International Student Ministry Pre-Conference

New Wineskins Missionary Network will launch its new ministry, Anglican International Student Mission Network, with a pre-conference on May 31, 2018 in the Philadelphia area.

March 16, 2018


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Coaching 101 Workshops Return to Pittsburgh and Northern Virginia

Registration is open for Coaching 101 in Pittsburgh, April 13-14 and Northern Virginia, June 8-9.

March 16, 2018


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Call for Feedback on Provincial Canon Amendment Proposals

The Governance Task Force is calling for feedback on proposed amendments to the Anglican Church in North America Canons. Learn more here about the GTF, the feedback process, and the importance of your participation in the discussion.

March 13, 2018


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United Adoration Global Community Songwriting Retreat

September 27-29, 2018
Fort Wayne, Indiana

March 9, 2018


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Lenten Liturgy Feedback Sought

The Liturgy Task Force will be meeting in the second week of Easter to evaluate and finalize all the special liturgies for Ash Wednesday through Easter Vigil, including also the Great Litany.

March 7, 2018


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Samford’s Beeson Divinity School to Host Anglican Theology Conference in September

The Institute of Anglican Studies at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will host its first Anglican Theology Conference, Sept. 25-26.

February 20, 2018


“Road to Jerusalem” - Israel Video Project

Did you know that one of our Anglican Network in Canada clergy, Rev. Jess Cantelon, has recently been adventuring across the Holy Land with a Bible and a selfie-stick to produce a video series? The Anglican Network in Canada got in touch with Jess and asked him to share a little more about the project.

February 15, 2018


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A Lenten Invitation From Archbishop Beach

Archbishop Foley Beach invites the Church to the observance of a Holy Lent through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving at http://www.GiftOfLent.org

February 15, 2018


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Free “Gift of Lent” Resource for Churches and Individuals

Ash Wednesday is tomorrow! This year, the Anglican Church in North America is providing the Church a resource, in the form of a website – GiftofLent.org, to support the Lenten disciplines of prayer and almsgiving.

February 13, 2018


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Report from the ACNA College of Bishops

Enter into the world of the Anglican Church in North America bishops through this insightful and encouraging letter from Bishop Steve Breedlove (Diocese of Christ Our Hope), sharing his reflection on the recent College of Bishops’ meeting.

February 7, 2018


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Toward a New Anglican Psalter

The Anglican Church in North America’s Liturgy Task Force is taking on an historic project that they hope will be a gift to the global communion and generations of Anglicans to come: the Renewed Coverdale Psalter.

February 1, 2018


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A Call for Feedback to the Liturgy Task Force

The Anglican Church in North America is invited to review the last of the working liturgy texts and submit feedback to the Liturgy Task Force for final revisions as publication and printing of the Book of Common Prayer 2019 nears.

February 1, 2018


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Engage Training: Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast

Engage Training, a training for youth leaders, is happening February 17th.

January 31, 2018


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Provincial Event to Help Anglican Leaders Engage Culture

Mission-minded Anglicans lead Intersection Conference May 17-19.

January 31, 2018


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Deliverance Ministry Conference

July 31- August 2, 2018 the Society of Special Pastoral Intervention will hold a conference on the topic of spiritual warfare titled “Deliverance in Anglican Pastoral Ministry.”

January 31, 2018


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A History of Race and the Church in the American Tradition

Professor Albert Thompson gave an insightful presentation to the College of Bishops on the history of race and the church at their meeting in January. Watch the presentation here.

January 30, 2018


Two Bishops Elected to Strengthen the Ministry of Chaplains

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met on January 11, 2018 and prayerfully elected two suffragan bishops for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.

January 16, 2018


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Prayer for the Family of Bishop Murphy

Archbishop Beach issues a call to prayer following the death of Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As many of you may have heard, after a long illness, Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday surrounded by his family. Bishop Murphy played an important role in the formative days of the Anglican Church in North America. 

January 16, 2018


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Communiqué from the College of Bishops

Melbourne, Florida ~ January 8-12, 2018

January 16, 2018


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World Mission Sunday

Archbishop Foley Beach shares the importance of mission and resources available for you and your church.

January 16, 2018


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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Beach

Listen to Archbishop Beach’s Christmas message about Jesus’ birth and the two words that have defined 2017.

December 24, 2017


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“Filled with Christ’s Love”

An update from the Anglican Relief and Development Fund on relief efforts in the aftermath of this fall’s three devastating hurricanes.

December 20, 2017


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Created Male and Female

An Open Letter from Religious Leaders, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017


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Anglican Family Conference 2018

Join Anglican Family for its annual conference January 17-19, 2018 at Trinity School for Ministry

December 14, 2017


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Volunteers Needed

The Anglican Church in North America is looking for volunteers to serve with the Communications Team over the next few months. Do you have a heart to serve and fit one of these job descriptions?

December 14, 2017


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GAFCON Chairman’s December 2017 Letter

To the Faithful of the Gafcon movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the Gafcon Primates Council.

December 13, 2017


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A Statement from the Global South Primates Regarding the Anglican Church in North America

Global South Primates discuss the events leading to their affirmation of the Anglican Church in North America

December 13, 2017


Calling Anglicans into Action for Life

Anglicans for Life will hold its third annual Summit: Mobilizing the Church for Life in Falls Church, Virginia on January 18, 2018 and its first ever Life Symposium: Equipping the Church for Life on January 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

December 12, 2017


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Then Your Light Will Rise in the Darkness

In this world of hostility, strife, and violence we ache for the coming of God’s kingdom, for His promised shalom.

December 11, 2017


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Growing Together in Communion: A Visit to Rwanda

This week Archbishop Beach traveled to Rwanda to preach, teach, share in worship and fellowship with the clergy of the province, and bring greetings from North America.

December 7, 2017


Anglican Congregation Asserts First Amendment Rights, Effects Change in City Policy

A David and Goliath story of how a small yet faithful congregation was denied access to a public park because of its intent to play Christian music but stood firm until city policy was changed, protecting religious freedom.

December 6, 2017


Life Matters

How Stephanie Gray changed the conversation and opened doors.

Stephanie will be one of the featured speakers at “Life Summit 2018: Mobilizing the Church for Life,” co-sponsored by Anglicans for Life and the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.

December 5, 2017


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The Lord Will Build His Church

How A Louisiana Native Went Around the World and Back To Plant A Church

December 4, 2017


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A Clarification of the Instructions Given to the Holy Orders Task Force by Archbishop Duncan

Archbishop Duncan provides more information about the remit given to the Holy Orders Task Force at their formation.

December 4, 2017


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Opportunity in South Sudan

A reflection from the Anglican Relief and Development Fund on ministry in South Sudan

December 1, 2017


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Stepping Up Into Youth Ministry

An Interview with Eric Overholt

November 30, 2017


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Refuge in the Valley—Portraits of Hope

“The community needs to see refugees as real people with the same hopes and challenges that we all face, and refugees need to hear and see a broader community that welcomes them and wants to know them.” —Ernie Didot

November 29, 2017


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Sing! An Irish Christmas Concert Series

Build memories and invite your friends and neighbors to hear the true story of Christmas at the most prestigious concert halls in the country!

November 28, 2017


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Four Windows into the Matthew 25 Initiative

Look at four unique ways grassroots outreaches are making a difference in their communities.

November 28, 2017


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Anglicans & Community Collaborate at a Middle School in Chattanooga

Redeemer Anglican and local middle school team up to improve classroom.

November 27, 2017


From A Shepherd’s Heart: Staying on Task

A message from Archbishop Foley Beach

November 27, 2017


Support the Mission of the Anglican Church in North America

The last, the least, and the lost are being reached with the transforming love of Jesus Christ and YOUR GIVING IS MAKING IT POSSIBLE.

November 21, 2017


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A.M.E.N. Reads Resource for Epiphany: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion

The Anglican Multi-ethnic Network launches a series of resources entitled AMEN Reads.

November 13, 2017


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Life Insurance and Disability Plan New Member Days

Learn more about insurance benefits offered to dioceses, clergy and lay employees of congregations, and affiliated ministries.

November 9, 2017


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New Study Guide on the Anniversary of the Reformation

The Anglican Church in North America and the North American Lutheran Church release joint study guide highlighting our common understanding of Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, Baptism, and Communion.

October 30, 2017


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Ferrying the Primates across the Rubicon

Lambeth Resolution I.10 and the 2017 Primates Meeting: An Analysis of the 2017 Primates’ Meeting Communiqué by The Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll

October 20, 2017


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Caminemos Juntos Conference 2017

Passion for Gospel Centered Unity and Mission was emphasized at the Caminemos Juntos conference in Brazil

October 19, 2017


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In Memory of Professor Daniel Westberg

A Prayer for the Nashotah House Community

October 19, 2017


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GAFCON Chairman’s October 2017 Letter

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, GAFCON Chairman, responds to Primates’ Meeting Communiqué

October 18, 2017


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New 2018 Liturgical Calendar

Introducing the New 2018 Liturgical Year Collection by Modern Liturgic

October 18, 2017


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Special Event: Liturgy Taskforce Webinar

Register for the ACNA Liturgy Taskforce Webinar today!

October 2, 2017


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Hurricane Irma brings flood waters, loss of power, and havoc to the southeastern United States

On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma has brought flood waters, loss of power, and general havoc to the southeastern United States.

September 14, 2017


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Convergence Conference at Asbury Seminary November 7-8th

Register for Convergence, a two-day gathering designed to help Anglican church leaders engage a new generation.

September 14, 2017


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Live Stream Sing! Conference September 18-20

The Sing! Conference is for church leaders to learn about building a Biblical understanding for congregational singing.

September 14, 2017


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Statement on DACA from Caminemos Juntos & A.M.E.N

Caminemos Juntos and AMEN make a statement in regards to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

September 13, 2017


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Relief effort now underway to help Hurricane Irma victims

Anglican relief efforts are now getting underway as Hurricane Irma brings devastation all across the State of Florida and beyond.

September 12, 2017


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Global South Primates’ Communique

The following is from the Primates of the Global South who met in Cairo from September 8-9, 2017.

September 11, 2017


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College of Bishops Statement on the Ordination of Women

A statement from Archbishop Beach and the College of Bishops on the ordination of women to the priesthood.

September 7, 2017


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Responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Archbishop Beach provides an update on the relief efforts following hurricane Harvey, and asks for prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

September 6, 2017


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A Call to Prayer for the Bishops’ Meeting

Archbishop Beach issues a call to prayer as the bishops meet to discuss the ordination of women.

September 5, 2017


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What we learned from Hurricane Katrina

It is very, very hard to watch images coming out of Houston in the wake of Harvey. Katrina left deep scars. When I see an image of my hometown under water, I can look past the damage and heart ache. And what I see is the church there about to experience its finest hour. 

August 30, 2017


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Church of the Apostles Anglican opens as official Red Cross Shelter

Church of the Apostles Anglican (Houston, TX) has just opened as an official Red Cross shelter for those displaced by the catastrophic Houston floods in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

August 29, 2017


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Report from Houston

Bishop Clark Lowenfield (Bishop of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast) is on the ground in Houston and is spearheading the Anglican relief effort now underway. Hear an update on how you can help.

August 28, 2017


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Support the Hurricane Relief Effort

Hurricane Harvey has already displaced thousands in south Texas and Louisiana, and the rains and flooding are expected to continue throughout the week to come. Archbishop Beach is calling the Church to pray, give, and prepare.

August 28, 2017


The Charlottesville Statement from The Anglican Multiethnic Network

The Anglican Multiethnic Network exists to help local churches embody the diversity that manifests God’s reconciling of the world to himself through his Son. To do this work effectively churches must be willing to speak plainly about the racism and injustice that continues to plague North America.

August 16, 2017


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Archbishop Beach Addresses Lutheran Convocation

Read Archbishop Beach’s addressed the North American Lutheran Church at their 2017 Mission Festival and Convocation in Nashville, Tennessee on August 11, 2017:

August 11, 2017


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New Addition to Communications Team

The Anglican Church in North America is pleased to announce that this October Ms. Rachel Thebeau will join the provincial staff as a communications associate.

A member of Christ Our King Anglican Church in New Braunfels, Texas, Rachel earned a Bachelors Degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University (SMU).  She then went on to get a law degree from SMU, sits on the State Bar of Texas, and serves as the Assistant Chancellor of the International Diocese. 

August 11, 2017


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The Matthew 25 Gathering Grows

Conference organizers for Matthew 25 are happy to report great attendance and response to a leadership event called The Matthew 25 Gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 27-29, 2017.

August 10, 2017


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On Lawsuits and Losses: A Meditation from Psalm 37

President and CEO of American Anglican Council, The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, reflects on Psalm 37 after Supreme Court ruling.

August 9, 2017


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Takeaways from ACNA Assembly 2017: Mission on our Doorstep

New Wineskins Missionary Network reflects on the 2017 ACNA Assembly.

August 8, 2017


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