Friday, December 30, 2011

Mission Rwanda: Moving Forward Together

The following email was posted on the Stand Firm website:

Dear Friends,

Please consider this email your invitation to attend: Moving Forward Together in Raleigh NC January 16th to 18th, 2012.

Moving Forward Together is a sacred assembly of worship, reconciliation, and connection will be held January 16 to 18th in Raleigh, NC at Church of the Apostles (333 Church at North Hills Street Raleigh, NC 27609).

Guests: Bishops from Rwanda including Archbishop Rwaje (PEAR), and Archbishop Bob Duncan (ACNA) and others leadership in North American Anglicanism.

Who is invited: Laity and Clergy who are either currently connected to Rwanda or those who would like more information about what it means to be under the oversight and leadership of the Province of Rwanda.

Cost of the Assembly: $125 per person

Assembly Schedule:
Begins @ 3.30 pm on Monday ending at lunch-time on Wednesday.

Meals provided: Dinner Monday, Lunch Tuesday, and Dinner Tuesday evening.

How to Register? Go to where we have an online registration with a Pay Pal component. This registration will be available on January 3rd, 2012.

What can we expect?
1. Plenary Sessions led by Archbishop Rwaje and other leaders
2. Breakout Sessions to explore and consider our future together
3. Breakout Sessions to explain canonical and jurisdictional questions and issues
4. Worship, Prayer, Eucharist for a time of repentance and healing

For Assembly Questions, please contact...

The post did not give whom to contact with questions about the assembly. I will post this information if and when I obtain it.


Micky said...

It's a shame that this is being thrown together right after the AMiA (or whatever conference) and people will have to "choose". I am already locked into hotel, flight and conference fees in the other and can't attend both (especially as a "lay" person) and I feel very torn and manipulated. Makes me very sad.

Charlie J. Ray said...

So why is Bob Duncan attending a conference for those connected to Rwanda? Fellowship? Or maybe he wants to draw away church splits from AMiA into the ACNA?

Theo said...

Those who have questions about the assembly details can contact Rev. Alan Hawkins.

DC said...

The Rwandan House of Bishops chose the dates for the Raleigh assembly such that it did not conflict with the AMiA Winter Conference. The intention was not to manipulate.
As far as I know, those who have requested conference registration refunds from the AMiA have been granted them. You may still be able to receive an AMiA refund, as well as work with hotel and airline to attend the Raleigh conference.

DC said...

Archbishop Duncan is attending the conference because he was invited to do so. He is a GAFCON primate, as is Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje of Rwanda, and they are collaborating during this time of transition.