Episcopal Presiding Bishop named to Anglican Communion Task Force
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has been named by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to an Anglican Communion Task Force to “maintain conversation” among the Primates.
The request for the Task Force was presented during the Primates meeting in January to further their commitment to walk together despite “deep differences.”
“I support the establishment of this Task Force and I look forward to focusing on how we as Anglican Christians can “walk together” following the way of Jesus and living his way of love,” Presiding Bishop Curry stated. “I also look forward to working and praying together with our brothers and sisters on the Task Force.”
In addition to Presiding Bishop Curry, other Task Force members are:
Archbishop Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland; Bishop Govada Dyvasirvadam, Moderator of Church of South India; Archbishop Ian Ernest, Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean; Archbishop Philip Freier, Anglican Church of Australia; Archbishop Ng Moon Hing, Province of South East Asia; Canon Rosemary Mbogo, Provincial Secretary of the Anglican Church of Kenya; Bishop Linda Nicholls, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, Anglican Church of Canada; Canon Elizabeth Paver, the former vice-chair of the ACC, Church of England; and Bishop Paul Sarker, Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh. Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon is secretary for the Task Force.