On The Road in Dubai — Closing Reflections on GAFCON 2019

Posted on March 2, 2019 
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“In a few hours I will fly home from this extraordinary gathering of Anglicans who live, witness and worship in restricted circumstances where they are often the religious minority.

Four primates, 31 bishops and “internal provincial” archbishops, 44 clergy and 59 lay leaders from twelve countries shared their humbling testimonies. Unlike the trials I have faced, these dear Anglican brothers and sisters in Christ face ongoing violence and unrest, severe restrictions on how they may share their faith, and even death over a single, false accusation. Yet they still witness in word and deed to the transforming love of Jesus Christ with whomever they can.

It was an honor to be in the presence of the suffering Church within the Anglican Communion. …”

– The American Anglican Council’s Phil Ashey writes from Dubai.

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