Abuja, June 26, 2006- Hundreds of Anglican delegates will this Wednesday gather in Abuja, to launch the 1st National Conference of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and discuss how to build the welfare of the nation.
The three day conference, with the theme 'Welfare of the Nigerian Nation: Role of the Anglican Communion in Nation Building' will be declared open on Thursday by the Primate, The Most Rev Peter Akinola.
Delegates will listen to and discuss papers presented on the role of the Church in education, political development and economic development.
The conference will also address the role of the church in health, unity of the country, legal development and youth participation.
Dignitaries expected at the event include past Head of States of the nation, including Chief Ernest Shoneken, who will present a paper, members of the National assembly, civil and trade union leaders, the academia and a host of others.
According to Justice Karibi Whyte, Chairman of the Planning Committee, the outcome of the conference would be published and circulated widely through the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA), NEPAD and African Union.
Meanwhile, the meeting of the House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), otherwise known as the Episcopal Synod begins Monday in Abuja. Over 90 bishops are expected at the two-day meet.
The Bishops are expected to join other delegates for the National conference.
Meanwhile, the League of Anglican Media Professionals (LAMP) has concluded plans to publish a daily conference Newsletter.
According to the Editor of the conference daily and Deputy Editor News Agency of Nigeria, Chief Ike Mbonu, The Nigerian Conference Anglican Daily, will carry news on the day to day proceedings at the Conference with eye-catching images.
It will also feature interviews, opinions and some digest from around the 94 dioceses in Nigeria.
Article from: Church of Nigeria News