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Young Anglicans' book on mission to be launched at ACC-15 in New Zealand

Posted on: October 18, 2012 3:20 PM
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By ACNS staff

A book on “life-widening mission” written by some of the Anglican Communion’s brightest young people is being launched at the Anglican Consultative Council1 in New Zealand at the end of the month.

The publication contains a rich variety of reflections and perspectives by the young Anglicans following their attendance at Edinburgh 2010, an event which commemorated the historic ecumenical Edinburgh 1910 Conference.

Life-widening Mission: Global Anglican Perspectives is written from their personal contextual backgrounds in the light of the Anglican Communion’s Marks of Mission2.

All the major chapters are written by the six young Anglicans who come from the following Provinces: Brazil, Canada, Central Africa, Hong Kong, Kenya, South Africa and The Episcopal Church. The book is edited by Dr Cathy Ross from New Zealand.

In his foreword to the book, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams states that “what they write here gives us no cause for complacency, and these reflections will – or should – provide us with food for thought in various councils of the Communion in the coming years.”

The book, which is being officially launched by Archbishop Rowan and others on Saturday 28 October at 4pm at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, will be on sale to ACC members and the general public during the launch at a reduced price of NZ$28 (US$23 or £14). For those who aren’t in New Zealand, or can’t wait until then, the book can also be purchased from the Anglican Communion online bookshop at:


Notes to Editors

1. The 15th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-15) is meeting in Auckland, New Zealand between 27 October and 7 November. This is an advisory body comprising lay and ordained delegates from all Provinces who consider the present and future life and work of the Anglican Communion.

2. The Marks of Mission are mission priorities used widely around the Anglican Communion

3. The Anglican Communion Office serves the Anglican Communion, comprising around 85 million members in 38 regional and national member churches around the globe in more than 165 countries.