ACNA Archbishop Robert Duncan to Kick off Anglican Insights on March 13
FAIRFAX , Va.
February 23, 2010
The Anglican District of Virginia announces its new “Anglican Insights” speaker series that will explore the topic of Anglicanism. Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Archbishop Robert Duncan will kick off the first event on Saturday, March 13.
“We recognized a need within ADV to provide resources and insight from prominent Anglican Christians about what being an Anglican means,” said ADV Chairman Jim Oakes. “Plus, we want to do our part to equip the next generation of Anglicans with the tools they need to understand the foundation of our faith.”
The March 13 event, to be held at The Falls Church, 115 East Fairfax St. , Falls Church , Va. , will begin at 9:00 am with Morning Prayer, followed by Archbishop Duncan’s address and a time for the audience to ask him questions. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.
Archbishop Duncan is the Bishop of Pittsburgh and primate of ACNA. Best known beyond Pittsburgh for his role as moderator of the Anglican Communion Network and the Common Cause Partnership, Archbishop Duncan has proven to be an extraordinary leader at a critical moment in Church history. At the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop Duncan attended the 2007 Primates Meeting in Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania , to speak on behalf of orthodox Anglicans in the United States . In December 2007, he was elected moderator of the Common Cause Partnership. The Anglican Church in North America ’s constitution names the moderator as the province’s initial archbishop.
“I hope many will come and hear Archbishop Duncan’s perspective on Anglicanism and why this is an exciting time to be an Anglican Christian,” Oakes said. “What better way is there to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ than by having a solid foundation on who we are as a body of believers, and what we believe? Our ‘Anglican Insights’ series will help provide us all with that foundation, so that we can better impact our communities for Christ.”
The second installment in the “Anglican Insights” speaker series, to be held on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm at The Falls Church, will feature Os Guinness, author, social critic and senior fellow with the EastWest Institute in New York .
As part of “Anglican Insights,” ADV is featuring monthly essays by a variety of sources including ADV rectors and other leaders who will answer, “Why I’m Anglican,” in its newsletter, ADVance. More information and resources on Anglicanism can be found at here.