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Archbishop of York speaks out 25 years after racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence

[Anglican Communion News Service] The British government has announced an annual memorial day in honor of a murdered teenager, Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack near his south London home 25 years ago. Lawrence was born to Jamaican immigrants to the United Kingdom. He died at 18 of stab wounds after being attacked by a gang of white youths while he waited at a bus stop April 22, 1993.

Toronto Anglicans join in ‘prayer and lament’ after van attack kills 10

[Anglican Communion News Service] “Tragedy has struck our city today.” These were the words of Archbishop Colin Johnson of the dioceses of Toronto and Moosonee and metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, in a statement releasedApril 23) Around 1:30 p.m. that day, in the North York area of Toronto, a white rental van drove onto the sidewalk of busy Yonge Street and accelerated.

Season of Intentional Discipleship sparks growing worldwide movement

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world are joining in a movement of discipleship, equipping each other to spread the power of the Gospel. The coordinating group for the Season of Intentional Discipleship is meeting this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia amid growing excitement. As they gather, a film highlighting the Season of Intentional Discipleship has been released.

 

Primate-elect of Central America calls Anglicans ‘a people of hope’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Julio Murray has been setting out his hopes and vision after he was elected the new primate of the province of Central America. He was unanimously chosen during the province’s sixth synod, which was held in San Jose, Costa Rica. The province includes five dioceses: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama.

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A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] During its April 21-23 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions that are summarized below.

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