Anglican Communion invited to first ever online debate

By ACNS staff
Posted Aug 30, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide with access to the Internet have a chance to take part in what is thought to be the first ever cross-province webinar.

Anglican Alliance, the platform that supports development, relief and advocacy across the Anglican Communion, is hosting the online debate on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Taking part in the event is Brazil’s Archbishop Mauricio Andrade, Burundi’s Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, and former U.N. Deputy General Secretary and former U.K. Africa Minister Baron Malloch-Brown.

The organizers claim it “will be a chance for you to hear from leading Anglicans and to put forward your views in the discussion of the new goals for world development after 2015.”

The online debate will last for an hour starting at 6 a.m. in Brasilia, Brazil, 10 a.m. in London, U.K.,  and 11 a.m. in Bujumbura, Burundi (5 a.m. Eastern Time). People who sign up to take part here will be able to send in their questions throughout the debate for the panel to answer.

Anglican Alliance is holding this online debate as the world’s leaders prepare to agree the new goals for world development that will replace the Millenium Development Goals that end in 2015.

The Alliance has already been part of the discussions about the future direction of world development through its participation in the discussions on “The World We Want” by the UNDP. Hundreds of Anglicans worldwide have already voted on the online ballot set up by the UNDP for new global priorities.  The UNDP highlighted the innovative work by the Church of Bangladesh to give women in rural areas a say in the global debate by organising a special paper ballot for them.

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