Inspired by the book of 1 Peter – and considering some of the big issue facing the world today – the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury explored church and world affairs.
Through prayer, Bible study, fellowship and discussion, the conference community discussed what it means for the Anglican Communion to be responsive to the needs of our 21st Century world.
The journey through 1 Peter explored a range of themes including belonging, alienation, exile, slavery and persecution, hospitality, mission and reconciliation.
The book of 1 Peter is a personal favourite of mine. There is so much in it that is pertinent for the Church, for the world, for the times we are living in and for us as we seek direction for the Anglican Communion in the years ahead.
1 Peter is a book that doesn’t shy away from difficult things. It’s a book that addresses the challenges that Peter’s communities were facing. It speaks about belonging, alienation, exile, slavery and persecution –. – you can immediately hear the echoes in our world today.
It’s a book that raises an utterly compelling and inspiring vision of God’s kingdom. It raises our eyes beyond the immediacy of our struggles and differences. It urges us to hear a far deeper call. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, Peter encourages us to live lives of witness, hope and holiness as God’s chosen people.
The Archbishop of Canterbury