Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Anglican director for reconciliation

From Christian Today-

The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed Canon David Porter as Director for Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace.

Canon Porter already works in reconciliation ministry at Coventry Cathedral and will bring his experience to Lambeth Palace and the wider Church. This includes chairing the Northern Ireland Civic Forum's working group on peacebuilding and reconciliation, and serving as a member of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council.

He will support the Church as it seeks to transform the violent conflicts affecting people around the world.

This will begin with a renewal of conversations and relationships focusing on "deeply held differences" within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop's office said.

Parts of the Anglican Communion have been at odds over thorny issues like women bishops and homosexuality.

Canon David will remain Canon Director for Reconciliation Ministry at Coventry Cathedral, a role he has held since 2008, whilst working part time on the Archbishop's personal staff.

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