With 85 million members in more than 165 countries, the Anglican Communion represents a wide variety of opinions on mission, theology, and how to live and act as God’s people. In Walking Together, global Anglican leaders share difficult and profound experiences of seeking reconciliation. If left to our own human devices, reconciliation is impossible, concedes Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. But Walking Together focuses not on the human task of reconciliation but on God’s work, reminding us that when we seek reconciliation, “we are merely joining in the work that God has already begun.” These stories of communities walking together toward reconciliation offer hope, allowing us to “glimpse the beauty of the people of God as they seek, despite their brokenness, to join in the work of the Kingdom.”
Walking Together is the first of a three-book series to help Anglicans around the world prepare for the 2020 Lambeth Conference, when bishops from across the Anglican Communion will gather to discuss shared challenges and opportunities for mission and ministry.