“Companion Links” by which diocese across the globe support one another in mission and discipleship, “should become the heartbeat of each diocese,” according to Archbishop Fred Hiltz, of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Hiltz was speaking at a meeting of companion dioceses held earlier this month in Tanzania. Leaders from 11 dioceses shared stories of successful cooperation across the Anglican Communion.
Some of the areas identified for future cooperation included regular communication of good practice stories and information as well as the crucial role of personal visits and exchange of theology students and young people to break down misconceptions and learning from each other’s culture.
Speaking at the meeting, the Revd John Kafwanka, Director for Mission of the Anglican Communion Office, implored the delegates to look at Companion Link as a means of “serving together” as disciples of Jesus Christ. “Companion Link provides a platform for common witness to Christ’s love in God’s world, expressed through the common voice, vision, mission, and unity of purpose in a world that is so divided by sin,” he said.
Read the story from the Anglican Communion News Service here.
Featured image: Bishop Jane Alexander and the Revd Yohana Mtokambali at St Alban’s Cathedral in Dar es Salaam. Photo Credit: John Kafwanka via ACNS.
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