Groups from around the world have formed official links, finding their rewards in new friendships, mutual learning, and an expanded awareness of the world. Together, they share prayers and fight poverty, both in the United States and abroad. Groups in companion relationships take on responsibility for each other. Although they come from far-reaching cultures and have differing customs and histories, they see the image of Christ reflected in each other. There are hundreds of groups worldwide hoping to find partners. Help strengthen the Anglican Communion by reaching across cultural and geographic boundaries. Partnership in mission is the heartbeat of the church, and is at the heart of relationships in the Anglican Communion and throughout the wider church. The Companion Relationship Program offers domestic dioceses in the United States opportunities to engage in mission activity with dioceses in other parts of the world, as part of the process of developing the cross-cultural nature of the Communion.


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December 20, 2011
[Canticle Communications] The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of Chicago, released this statement Dec. 19: “The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the Episcopal Diocese of Renk in the Church of Sudan have enjoyed a highly collaborative and deeply enriching mission relationship for ten years. We have visited frequently with them, and they with us. More than two dozen of our congregations work...
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March 1, 2011
On a recent visit to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, retired Pakistani Bishop Mano Rumalshah of Peshawar described his diocese as "not a church for the poor, because there are too many. We are a church of the poor." Rumalshah and the new bishop of Peshawar, the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Sarfaraz Peters, visited Houston in February to share the story of their ministry with Episcopal churches....
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September 22, 2010
Laughter, common priorities, prayer and shared adventures have punctuated the trip for Liberians seeing southern Ohio for the first time. During a two-week visit to the Diocese of Southern Ohio by a delegation for the Episcopal Church of Liberia, a visit to the post office sparked a humorous and bonding experience as Americans and Liberians worked together to figure out the best way to ship...
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January 22, 2009
Eight Missouri Episcopalians left family, friends and holiday traditions behind to spend the Christmas season in Sudan. The mission trip was the latest chapter in the companion relationship between the Diocese of Missouri and the Diocese of Lui in the Episcopal Church of Sudan, now rebuilding after more than two decades of civil war. It has also provided the opportunity to develop close and...
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March 25, 2008
As the Anglican Communion prepares for the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, Iowa Episcopalians are growing deeper into a companion relationship that was born at the bishops' gathering 20 years ago.   This year the Diocese of Iowa will help the Diocese of Swaziland commemorate its 40th anniversary with gifts of evangelism and clean water. Deepening through the years Iowa's...