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Archbishops of Canterbury and York Launch New Evangelism Initiative

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Sep 13
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The Church of England, under the leadership of the Archbishops of Canterbury and of York, are beginning a new initiative focused on sharing the Good News.

According to, the new program is called “Renewal and Reform,” and involves a series of videos sharing new ways to evangelize using digital strategies and other ways of sharing the Good News.

Even though Church of England attendance is significantly declining, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said this new initiative is not just to get more people in the pews.

"It's nothing to do with survival strategies or rebuilding the numbers in the Church,” he said.

"It's that we have found and experienced the love of God in such transforming power, in ourselves and in our communities, in our households, in all those around, that we want others to find the hope, the security, the reality, the challenge, the excitement of following Jesus Christ as his disciple."

Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu added, "Our job is to be out there, on the streets, wherever it is, sharing this amazing message of Jesus: that he actually forgives us our sins, gives us new life in the present and hope for the future."

Through this new initiative, Church of England leaders hope to bring new life to the church and to focus on the Gospel and sharing it with others.


Publication date: September 13, 2016