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Board Approves Lambeth Conference Scholarship Program Announces Presidential Succession Search

23-Apr-2018

COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY BOARD APPROVES LAMBETH CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION SEARCH

 

HOUSTON, April 23, 2018 –The Compass Rose Society, an international charitable organization that provides financial support to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council, held its Spring board of directors’ meeting in Edmonton, Alberta on April 16 and 17 at the invitation of The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jane Alexander, Bishop of Edmonton.

At the meeting, the board approved a Society initiative to support scholarships for bishops requiring financial aid to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference with a goal of funding 100 scholarships of $10,000 each.

Bishop Alexander introduced the Society’s board to her diocese’s work with the indigenous people of the province of Alberta. The Ven. Travis Enright, Archdeacon for Indigenous Ministry, outlined the history of their work and its current reconciliation ministries throughout the diocese.

The board also announced that it has begun a search for a new president of the society. The term of the current president, The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas, will expire following the Lambeth Conference in 2020. Please send names for consideration to succeed Bishop Doyle as Compass Rose Society president to:

The Compass Rose Society

1225 Texas Street

Houston, Tx 77002

Attn: Tami Hawkins

E:  thawkins@epicenter.org

At its annual meeting in November 2017, the Society launched a campaign to fund an endowment of $10 million to support the work of the Anglican Consultative Council. Bishop Doyle updated the board on plans to involve the Society’s membership in this project.

The 2108 annual general meeting will be held at Church House Westminster in London on October 9 and 10.

Since its founding in 1997, The Compass Rose Society has donated over $10 million to support the mission of the Anglican Communion.

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