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Two Kiwis to lead Franciscans

Brother Christopher John SSF and Rev John Hebenton have been appointed to lead the First and Third orders of the Communion-wide Society of Saint Francis.

Secretary General arrives in NZ

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has begun a week-long fact-finding visit to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Bishops speak out on gender justice

The seven female Trans-Tasman bishops have met together for the first time - and they’ve spoken out for “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.” 
• The bishops’ communique 

Primates set forth Oceania priorities

The five Anglican primates of Melanesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have issued a statement highlighting climate change.

Oji-Cree translators take on the Bible

The indigenous peoples of Northern Ontario have taken on a massive task: translating the Bible into the Oji-Cree language.

2017: year for reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for reconciliation in 2017, after a year shaped by damaging political climates and the refugee crisis.

Fresh Expressions on the rise

The Fresh Expressions movement is gathering momentum in the UK, despite its detractors, reports Pat Ashworth.

Interfaith summit decries crimes

Muslim and Christian leaders meeting in Tehran this week condemned violence and criminal acts, saying they cannot be justified by right reading of religious texts.

Fiji motivates global climate action

Anglican leaders from around the world have returned home from the Diocese of Polynesia with a fresh understanding of what's at stake in climate change.
•Rising seas threaten life in Kirbati 


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Anglican Taonga Spring 2017