The meeting gave people the chance to learn more about the Alliance’s current priorities in the region, which were decided at a major consultation in São Paulo last year, and share their ideas for making the vision set out there a reality.
It was jointly organized by the Anglican Alliance’s regional facilitator Paulo Ueti, Anglican international development agency Episcopal Relief and Development, and the Mission Department of The Episcopal Church of USA. Sandra Andrade from the development arm of the church in Brazil chaired the session alongside two representatives from Episcopal Relief and Development, Rab Radtke and Abagail Nelson.
The meeting enabled people from Latin America and the Caribbean who were attending the General Convention to share their ministry and connect with others.
It was widely attended by church leaders, development workers and volunteers and included representatives from Brazil, Panamá, Costa Rica, Colombia, United States, Mexico, Haiti, Virgin Islands, Cuba, El Salvador and Puerto Rico.
The convention, which takes place once every three years and is a major event in the calendar of churches in the Americas, took place in Indianápolis. This year for the 77th convention some 5,500 people were registered to attend.