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‘Mission’ embraces a huge number of ministries and work by clergy and laity across the worldwide Anglican Communion.
As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians try to live lives inspired by his love and teaching and to bring that transforming and sacrificial love into all aspects of society.
Anglicans and Episcopalians are working around the world in numerous areas including:
They work alongside some of the world’s poorest communities but also seek to influence the powerful, for example, through representation at the United Nations. The work might be through churches or agencies such as the Anglican Alliance.
Mutual support and interdependence are important. The Anglican Communion encourages dioceses around the world to form partnerships for mutual benefit. These are known as Companion Links.
Revd Canon John Kafwanka is Director for Mission in the Anglican Communion. He is based at the Anglican Communion Office in London, UK. John is from Zambia but has been in the UK since 2006 and formerly worked for the Church Mission Society. He is supported by Intentional Discipleship Co-ordinator, Revd Jolyon Trickey and Research and Advocacy Officer, Rachael Fraser.
John’s role is broad but a particular focus now is Intentional Discipleship , the theme of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in 2016 (ACC-16). Intentional Discipleship is about holistically equipping Anglicans and Episcopalians to be disciples of Jesus Christ – to live a Jesus Shaped Life – in the way they think and act.
Other areas of work include:
Director for Mission
phone: +44 (0)20 7313 3940
Intentional Discipleship and Education for Discipleship Co-ordinator
phone: +44 (0)20 7313 2033
Research and Advocacy Officer
phone: +44 (0)20 7313 3926