[ACNS, by Lucy Cowpland] Today (Tuesday 23 July) marks one year to go until more than 1,000 bishops and spouses from around the Anglican Communion join together for the 15th Lambeth Conference.
Running from 23 July to 2 August 2020 and convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the conference invites participants from over 165 countries and will shape the future direction of the Anglican Communion for the next decade.
The theme for the Lambeth Conference will be “God’s Church for God’s World”, inspired by the book of 1 Peter. The event will call participant together for prayer, Bible study, reflection, fellowship and dialogue on shared topics, concerns and opportunities in the Anglican Communion.
The conference will also explore important global issues, including climate change, gender justice, poverty, modern day slavery, peace and reconciliation, mission and discipleship.
The programme for the 2020 event is being shaped by a Design Group comprised of archbishops, bishops, theologians, and other lay members.
In a video released to mark the one-year milestone, members of the Design Group have shared their hopes for the Lambeth Conference.
One Year To Go - Hopes for the Lambeth Conference from Lambeth Conference on Vimeo.