On Thursday, October 11, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Addison 101, the Center for Anglican Communion Studies will host the 2018 Mollegen Forum, “Reconceiving Reconciliation: Work that Gives Life to the World.” We are delighted to be partnering with the National Cathedral and the Northern Ireland Bureau in this venture.
The keynote lecture will be given by Senator George Mitchell, Former United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995-2001) and for Middle East Peace (2009-2011). The panelists responding to Senator Mitchell will be:
* Baroness May Blood - Campaign Chair, Integrated Education Fund and former Labour Party Peer in the House of Lords, Westminster
* Mr. Earl James - Coordinator of Cultural Agility and Advocacy, The Reformed Church in America
* The Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo - Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Anglican Communion Affairs
* Mrs. Jane Basa N. Poggo - Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan’s reconciliation ministry and Archbishop of Canterbury’s Women on the Frontline ministry
I will moderate the panel along with Canon Sarah Snyder, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser for Reconciliation.
The Mollegen Forum lecture also serves as the first event in a two-day consultation CACS is organizing. We will bring together 24 emerging leaders in globally focused government or non-governmental organizations in the DC area. After attending the Mollegen Forum, the participants will gather on Thursday afternoon and all day on Friday to explore the ways theological approaches to reconciliation and peacebuilding might inform their careers and vocations.
The Rev. Robert Heaney, Ph.D., D.Phil. Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies