Saturday, June 1, 2013

Archbishop Chama: "Anglican Alliance a catalyst for change"

From ACNS-

"A catalyst for change" across the Communion is how Archbishop Albert Chama of Central Africa describes the Alliance, as he takes on the position of Chair of the new Board of Trustees.

The Primate will be leading the Anglican Alliance into a new stage of its life as a charity with a global board, bringing forward a new programme for its development, relief and advocacy across the Anglican Communion.

"The Anglican Alliance can be a catalyst for change, bringing people together across the Communion in our shared mission to build a world free of poverty and injustice," he said.

"Our vision is enshrined in the Anglican marks of mission, and manifested in the lives of millions of Anglicans around the world who minister to people in the most desperate circumstances, providing pathways out of poverty, and mobilising the prophetic voice of the Church against injustice.

"Central Africa includes some of the communities most affected by poverty: refugees from conflict, children orphaned by HIV and Aids. We also have some of the most inspiring examples of churches and agencies of the Anglican Communion creating sustainable and enduring change: micro-finance schemes for the poor, livelihood programmes for orphans and vulnerable children, advocacy to persuade governments to promote equality for women.

"I will draw from the life and witness of the Church in Central Africa in my new role as Chair of the Anglican Alliance board of trustees, Anglicans from all parts of the Communion, with expertise in development relief and advocacy.

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