News by email Donate

Suggestions

UK News

New Director of Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced a new Director for Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace.

Canon David Porter will be the Church of England's voice in helping to transform violent conflicts around the world.

He will also look to help build bridges within the Church and the Anglican Communion. The clergyman has experience working to build peace in Northern Ireland and is currently based at Coventry Cathedral's Reconciliation Ministry.

Canon Porter told Premier's News Hour that divides within the Church over homosexuality and the role of women will be some of his first tasks.

Speaking about the appointment, Archbishop Justin Welby said:

"David brings a wealth of experience in reconciliation and peacebuilding from his work in Northern Ireland and through the Community of the Cross of Nails in Coventry. 

"Conflict is an ever present reality both in the Church and wider society. Christians have been at the centre of reconciliation throughout history.

"We may not have always handled our own conflicts wisely, but it is essential that we work towards demonstrating ways of reducing destructive conflict in our world - and also to setting an example of how to manage conflict within the Church."

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate