"The Anglican Communion has a number of networks, creating international clusters of Anglicans around a particular area of mission or ministry. In a new series, 'Anglican World' will focus on one of the networks and how it contributes to life of the Communion. In this first article in the series, we ask Bishop David Rossdale, chair of the International Anglican Family Network [IAFN] management committee, to se out its mission".
"IAFN works across the Anglican Communion to celebrate and strengthen the God-given potential of the family as a source of thriving relationships, identity, belonging, discipleship and reconciliation". Since its foundation in 1992, IAFN "highlights how the church can encourage and support families as they grapple with very real issues such ass health, birth-registration, home-based violence, education, unemployment and social mobility". "Through its newsletters, the internet and social media, IAFN is able to share so much that is happening by God's grace". "When appropriate, IAFN holds regional consultations to gather those who are engaged with particular challenges being faced by families. In 2018, one such gathering will be in Lusaka, where delegates from the dioceses of Central Africa will meet to reflect on how diverse and seemingly entrenched pressures are affecting individuals and their connections with family, and their notions of identity". "Write to the IAFN coordinator Angela Morrison, at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/AnglicanFamilies".