The 2023 Archbishop’s Annual
Summer Essay Contest


The Challenge
In April 2023, 1,300 Anglicans from around the world gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) to chart a new course for Global Anglicanism. The final Conference statement (the Kigali Commitment) calls for “resetting” the Anglican Communion on the foundation of Biblical authority and classic Anglican principles of doctrine, discipline and worship, as articulated in the Jerusalem Declaration (2008).

In an essay of no more than 2,500 words, please address, in your appropriate category, one of following questions:

Priests/Deacons: You have chosen or been tasked to preach on the topic: “What does it mean to be a global Anglican today?” Choose a biblical text or texts and write the sermon.

Lay Persons: You have been tasked by the clergy to present an adult forum on the topic: “How can we as a congregation participate in the wider movement of Global Anglicanism?” Introduce the topic “What is global Anglicanism?” and include practical steps for parish involvement.

Program Start Date – June 1, 2023
Submissions due by 12:00 Midnight EST, August 31, 2023.
Judging Sept 1- November 15, 2023
Announce Winners November 30, 2023.

For Priests/Deacons Entrants
1st Prize $2,500 | 2nd Prize $1,500 | 3rd Prize $1,000

For Lay Entrants
1st Prize $2,500 | 2nd Prize $1,500 | 3rd Prize $1,000

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