Church of Nigeria

The rebirth of Christianity began with the arrival of Christian freed slaves in Nigeria in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Church Missionary Society established an evangelistic ministry, particularly in the south. The division of the Province of West Africa in 1979 formed the Province of Nigeria and the Province of West Africa. During the 1990s, nine missionary Bishops consecrated themselves to evangelism in northern Nigeria.

Church of Nigeria

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November 30, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has spoken of his excitement at being appointed to lead a peace commission in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna. The state, where dowu-Fearon previously served as bishop, has been wracked...

May 8, 2014

By: Bronwyn

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate...

May 8, 2014

By: Bronwyn Skov

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate words to...

May 6, 2014

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby today condemned the abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from their boarding school three weeks ago, and has asked that people join him in praying for their safe release.

Archbishop Justin said:

“This is an atrocious and...

February 9, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] British Anglicans have called upon the United Kingdom government to support those in Nigeria seeking to protect religious minorities of all faiths and enable them to practice their religion without fear.

The resolution passed by 344 votes to 0 with one...

January 25, 2012

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed deep sadness over the current wave of violence in Nigeria, calling on the churches to pray for the victims, and asking Nigerian president to support solidarity efforts for peace...

December 28, 2011

[Ecumenical News International] After Muslim militants bombed a Nigerian church over the Christmas weekend, northern Nigerian Christians say they will fight to defend themselves against a possible religious war in Africa’s most populous country.

On Christmas Day, a suicide bomber tried...

May 2, 2011

The team leader at the Centre for Gospel Health and Development in Jos, Nigeria, has warned that blankets, mattresses and medical care are urgently needed for victims of post-election violence in Jos.

The Ven. Noel Bewarang, who is also a steering group member of the Anglican Communion's...

July 15, 2010

Anglican Archbishop Nicholas Okoh of Nigeriatold reporters at a July 14 press conference that "same-sex marriage, pedophilia and all sexual pervasions [sic] should be roundly condemned."

Okoh, who succeeded outspoken Archbishop Peter Akinola as primate of the Church of Nigeria on March...

October 19, 2009

The newly-elected leader of the (Anglican) Church of Nigeria, the Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has rebutted his being labeled "conservative" on matters such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, women's ordination and other issues.

"The liberal and conservative classifications are invented by the...

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