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The Anglican Church in North America gathers for its 2012 Provincial Assembly in Ridgecrest, NC. The denomination has reported significant growth since it's 2009 launch (photo: ACNA)

New Growth as Anglicans Gather to Select Leader

June 19, 2014

Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America have encouraging news as they convene this evening to begin the process of selecting a new leader: a growing flock.

Notre Dame Stained Glass

Learning my Lesson: Reflections on my Experience in Uganda

May 23, 2014

If you asked me a year ago why I felt the need to study abroad in Uganda, I don’t think I could have answered you apart from some vague spiritual-sounding language about how “God has something awesome in store.”

Wooden figures re-create the scene of the martyrdom of 25 young men and boys at Namugongo, Uganda in 1886. (photo credit: Allegra Smick)

James Hannington and the Legacy of Martyrdom in Uganda

November 7, 2013

Uganda’s Christian heritage came at great cost. Many are familiar with Archbishop Janani Luwum, executed by tyrant Idi Amin in 1977. But Luwum was not the first bishop to give his life for the Gospel in this east African country.

Dr John Senyonyi of Uganda Christian University addresses GAFCON delegates on the East Africa Revival (Photo credit: Andrew Gross/Anglican Church in North America)

Legacy of East African Revival Frames GAFCON Opening Night

October 22, 2013

Appeals to scriptural authority and the urgency of a revival that spread across East Africa characterized the opening session of the Global Anglican Future Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. The evening spotlighted the experience of Global South Christians who are both hosting the conference and leading the renewal movement.

Anglican bishops gather on the Mount of Olives during the first GAFCON gathering in 2008 (photo credit: GAFCON)

Traditionalist Anglicans Prepare to Convene in Nairobi

October 18, 2013

Over 1,200 bishops, clergy and lay leaders representing the majority of worldwide Anglicans will gather next week in Nairobi, Kenya to study scripture, worship, pray, and discern the Holy Spirit’s call to the churches.


Uganda, Morals Legislation, and Public Perception

June 21, 2013

Photo credit: geography.about.com by Rick Plasterer The saga of Uganda’s proposed toughened anti-sodomy law and the American Evangelical connection with it drags on, even as laws and punishments of as great or greater severity…


The Body They May Kill: Remembering Archbishop Janani Luwum

February 16, 2013

This weekend we celebrate the life and martyrdom of the Most Reverend Janani Jakaliya Luwum, Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Bogo-Zaire. He was murdered by Ugandan dictator Idi Amin on February 16 (or 17),…


Human Trafficking and Joseph Kony’s “Wife”

November 9, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Most American 16-year-olds anticipate the thrill of finally receiving a driver’s license and junior prom. Across the pond in Central Africa, different realities inform the teenage experience, as the rescue of…


Invisible Children’s MOVE:DC Takes on Human Trafficking

October 23, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Released on October 7, Invisible Children’s (IC) new documentary “MOVE” attempts to set the record straight about co-founder Jason Russell’s public meltdown and what is really at stake if Joseph Kony is not…


Gene Robinson, Former Ugandan Bishop Hail Sexuality Without Boundaries

June 10, 2010

Decrying as “missionaries of hate” U.S. Christians who preach in Africa against homosexual practice, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda spoke June 8 at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C….


McDonnell, Akallo Acknowledged on House Floor

May 13, 2010

Faith McDonnell and Grace Akallo were acknowledged in a speech given by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) before the passage of the bill on LRA disarmament and the Northern Uganda Recovery Act. (See entire day’s transcript).  …


Remember Norman Lear’s radical People for the American Way?

February 22, 2010

The following originally appeared as an IRD Weekly E-Newsletter. If you would like to receive future mailings, register as an IRD User today. Find additional newsletters in the IRD E-Newsletter Archive.   Remember TV producer Norman Lear, who introduced then-controversial 1970′s…