Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop on upcoming Primates meeting: "In all we do, we seek to recognize the face of God wherever we turn"
“In all we do, we seek to recognize the face of God wherever we turn, realizing that the body of God’s creation will only be healed when all members of the body of Christ are working together,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori noted concerning the upcoming Anglican Communion Primates meeting.
The Primates will gather for a meeting in Dublin, Ireland from January 25 to January 30. The Anglican Primates last met in 2009 in Egypt.
The following is the statement from Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori.
January 24, 2011
I look forward to greeting many old friends at the Primates Meeting in Dublin, and I look forward to meeting those who have been elected in the past two years.
I am deeply grateful that we may begin to focus on issues that are highly significant in local contexts as well as across the breadth of the Anglican Communion. Certainly issues of serving our brothers and sisters, offering good news for body, mind, and spirit, are the central ones in our province.
The Episcopal Church is urgently focused on rebuilding in Haiti, seeking increased ways to bring good news to the poor in indigenous communities, inner cities, and expanding and depopulating rural areas in all the nations in our province.
Across the globe, in partnership with Anglicans and others, we seek to serve the least of these, bringing light in the midst of darkness, peace in the midst of war and violence, and hope in the face of devastating natural disasters and the growing reality of climate change. We own our domestic responsibility to change our habits and ways of life that contribute to environmental damage and destruction.
In all we do, we seek to recognize the face of God wherever we turn, realizing that the body of Godâs creation will only be healed when all members of the body of Christ are working together.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
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