*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***

World news in brief

by
22 January 2021

PA

Disaster in Indonesia: the country’s President, Joko Widodo (second from left), walks near damaged buildings in Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, on Tuesday, a week after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake there killed at least 84 people, injured more than 800, and forced at least 30,000 residents from their homes. The RC charity Caritas has launched an appeal for victims. In a telegram, Pope Francis expressed his “heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this natural disaster” and for the victims of a plane crash the same week

Disaster in Indonesia: the country’s President, Joko Widodo (second from left), walks near damaged buildings in Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, ...

 

Kenyan woman bishop to be first in East Africa

THE second woman to be ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya, Canon Emily Awino Onyango, has been appointed as an Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Bondo, the Anglican News Service reports. She will be the first female Anglican bishop anywhere in East Africa. Her appointment was unanimously approved by the diocesan synod last week. Canon Onyango was made deacon in 1984 and ordained priest in 1986. She is currently a senior lecturer at St Paul’s University, where she teaches church history in the Faculty of Theology. She chairs the Africa Centre for Biblical Equity and is a founder member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians. She was appointed a Canon in Bondo diocese in 2018. As Bishop, she will focus on the training of clergy, women’s ministry within the Church, and gender issues, including the empowerment of boys and girls and tackling gender-based violence.

Browse Church and Charity jobs on the Church Times jobsite

Forthcoming Events

 

Church Times/RSCM:

Festival of Faith and Music

26 - 28 April 2024

See the full programme on the festival website. 

Early bird tickets available

 

Intercultural Church for a Multicultural World

28 May 2024

A Church Times/Church House Publishing webinar

Tickets are FREE

 

Church Times/Modern Church:

A Political Faith?

Monday 3 June 2024

This panel will explore where Christians have come to in terms of political power and ask, where should we go next?

Online tickets available

 

Church Times/Modern Church:

Participating in Democracy

Monday 10 June 2024

This panel will explore the power of voting, and power beyond voting.

Online tickets available

 

Green Church Awards

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Read more details about the awards

 

Welcome to the Church Times

 

To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)