Magazine article Anglican Journal

Task Group Holds First Meeting 'To Maintain Conversation'

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Task Group Holds First Meeting 'To Maintain Conversation'

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The task group set up after the Primates' Gathering and Meeting in January to "maintain conversation" met for the first time in September and stressed its determination to work together. But it acknowledged the process would take time and could not be rushed.

The primates asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to appoint the group to restore relationships, rebuild mutual trust, heal the legacy of hurt and explore deep differences. Archbishop Welby presented the group's mandate to ACC16 in Lusaka in April where it was received and affirmed.

"What we are trying to do here is mirror what we desire for the whole Communion," said the Coadjutor Bishop of Huron, Linda Nicholls."We are trying to practise in our engagement with each other here what we long for in the wider Communion."

Archbishop Ian Ernest, from the Province of the Indian Ocean, said exchanges within the group had been frank and open. "What has come out very clearly is the level of transparency that we have in the group. …

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