The Anglican Alliance for development, relief and advocacy is the international initiative that brings together work across the communion. Its mission is to build on the work already being undertaken across the communion, build capacity, co-ordinate and provide a clear voice for the Communion in the international development.
First proposed at the 2008 Lambeth Conference, the Alliance was pioneered by a steering group from across the Communion. In January 2011 the first director was appointed, Sally Keeble, a former UK international development minister who holds a theology degree and has worked in Africa.
A series of consultative conferences will be held by the Alliance during 2011 to identify development priorities, and agree strategies for advocacy and emergency relief. The Alliance will be run by a secretariat based at the ACO office.
For more information email Sally Keeble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a collaborative venture. The Alliance will exist as its participants, working at local, regional and global levels to share skills and jointly build capacity. It will not be a separate entity. The participants in grassroots activities will include:
• provinces and dioceses of the Anglican Communion
• departments of specialised development ministry of a member Church
• Anglican mission, relief or development organisations associated with at least one Church or Province of the Anglican Communion
For a copy of the consultation report which led to the establishment of the Anglican Alliance, click here.