Archbishop Welby appoints director of reconciliation

From the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is delighted to announce the appointment of Canon David Porter as Director for Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace.

David Porter will work part time on the Archbishop’s personal staff, seconded by Coventry Cathedral where he remains Canon Director for Reconciliation Ministry – bringing first-hand knowledge of the Cathedral’s eminent and longstanding reconciliation work to Lambeth Palace and the wider Church.

The focus of Canon David Porter’s role will be to enable the Church to make a powerful contribution to transforming the often violent conflicts which overshadow the lives of so many people in the world. His initial focus will be on supporting creative ways for renewing conversations and relationships around deeply held differences within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion.

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  1. I had a chance to meet David Porter once. He is funny, honest, forthright, humble, and deeply committed to “the ministry of reconciliation”. (2 Cor. 5:18) I’m delighted both that this position has been created and that he has accepted it.

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