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January 26, 2012
[Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued a video message to the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops on the topic of the July General Convention. “I want to challenge this church to look forward and outward, rather than focusing inward and backward,” she says in her communiqué. Citing the five Marks of Anglican...
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June 10, 2008
Who(se) are you? Why are you here? What are you doing about it? That's a shorthand way of thinking about our identity and vocation as Christians. It's also a way of leading us as individuals and Christian communities into thinking about our mission -- or better, our partnership in God's mission. Mission literally means "sending," and for us it means what we're here to do...
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June 9, 2008
The Five Marks of Mission were "considered radical when they first appeared in 1984," notes a recent issue of the Church Mission Society's Yes magazine. "Now they are effectively the official mission agenda of the Anglican Communion."   The marks "show that God's mission is bigger and wider than we sometimes understand it, and in this sense they provide for...
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April 26, 2007
House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson told the recent Province II Spring Convocation that "first and most important is to remember that we are called to do God's mission in the world."   "The mission of reconciliation in the world belongs to God and we are God's vehicles for that, charged by our baptismal covenant," she said. The theme of the convocation,...