Earlier this year in Austin, the ACNA launched the Matthew 25 Gathering with its inaugural conference titled “Anglican Justice and Mercy-Contending for Shalom”. A group of over 60 practitioners and leaders from around the ACNA who are engaged in ministries of justice and mercy gathered to discern the next steps for establishing and furthering the work of justice and mercy within the Anglican Church in North America. Sponsored by the Anglican Church of North America, and hosted by Christ Church in Austin, Texas, people gathered around the scriptures of Matthew 25 and Isaiah 58 specifically, building community, encouraging each other, and offering spiritual refreshment for those on the front lines of ministry amongst ‘the least of these’.
As part of the founding leadership team including Christine Warner, Cliff Warner, David Hanke, and Sami DiPasquale, Bill Haley delivered one of the the keynote addresses on “To Be Anglican: Our Past and Path for Justice“. Click here to read it. The video of the talk and others given during the weekend can be found here. Bill’s talk was given on Wednesday, and it’s about halfway down the page.
To learn more and hear other talks given by many ACNA leaders at the conference, visit the website for the Matthew 25 Initiative. Also see the ACNA website post for Christine Warner’s reflection on the Matthew 25 Gathering.