A four day Partnership for World Mission conference held in Derbyshire from 30 October to 2 November 2006 brought together the Church of England's world mission agencies, General Synod and nearly 200 participants including 8 overseas bishops from around the Anglican Communion. "Christian mission is about hospitality" was the message of the conference which "was explored in workshops, lectures, music, worship, conversation and imaginative bible study. Hospitality -- a christian 'charism' or gift of God -- can be unexpectedly profound: it acknowledges the humanity of the visitor and as such it lies at the heart of being Anglican". Bishop James Tengatenga, of Southern Malawi, "encouraged his fellow Anglicans to listen to those within the Anglican Communion that they saw as being 'different' whether they were outside the church, within it, or on its fringes. He argued that genuine hospitality can transform weak or damaged relationships wherever they existed, including within the Anglican Communion".