Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
Date: 14th July 2018
Venue: Cardinal Newman Centre, Wonford Road, Exeter EX2 4PF
The Diocese of Exeter together with
RENEWING THE CHURCH: Lessons from Global Anglicanism
Saturday 14 July 2018, 10.15 am (coffee from 10am)
Cardinal Newman Centre, Wonford Road, Exeter EX2 4PF
To book your place, please book using the following form:
If you encounter any difficulties when booking, please email Philip Sourbut.
Archbishop Josiah occupied the post of Secretary General since 2015. As Secretary General he has travelled extensively in the Anglican Communion. Out of this experience he will share with us the some of the many aspects of life, work and mission within the Communion.
Ordained bishop in 1990, prior to his appointment to the Anglican Communion Archbishop Josiah was an Archbishop of one of the internal provinces of the Church of Nigeria and Archbishop of Kaduna. Nigeria is the country in the Anglican Communion with the largest number of Anglicans. His ministry in Nigeria has involved him greatly in the ministry of reconciliation, Christian-Muslim relations and the dialogue between faiths.
After becoming Secretary General of the Anglican Communion he said, “My prayer to God is very simple, that I would be able to be a bridge builder; to create the culture of respect for differences, a culture of accepting people as human beings and loving them for who they are in Christ. If within the Communion, we have this understanding, we can live together with our differences.”[As a bridge builder, Archbishop Josiah has said that his “ministry is to help Africa understand Europe and Europe to understand Africa.