G19 Dubai: Conference Statement

Mar 5, 2019 by

From Gafcon: A special conference for Anglicans who could not attend Gafcon 2018 was held last week in Dubai.  137 delegates from 12 countries attended.  Below is the conference statement developed by the delegates.  The conference was organized by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali and hosted by Bishop Azad Marshall. 

Streams in the Desert:
A Letter from Churches in Restricted Situations
G19 Conference Statement
Dubai: 25th February – 1st March 2019


  1. We gathered together as the people of God, under the Word of God and aware of His presence and love for the whole of His creation (Matt 6:25 -29, Rom 8:20-23).  Among us were 4 Primates, 31 bishops and archbishops, 44 clergy and 59 lay people from twelve countries.
  2. We were grateful that the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) organised this gathering for Anglicans living in restricted circumstances who were not able to attend G18.
  3. We met in the context of hostility between India and Pakistan; conflict in Sudan; a fragile peace in South Sudan, though some parts continue to face unrest; and the endemic violence between ethnic and religious groups in Nigeria.
  4. We gave thanks to God, as we studied St Paul’s letter to the Philippians and learned from the plenary addresses and from each other of the joys and challenges of sharing the gospel in our different contexts.
  5. Gafcon is a movement for the reform and renewal of the Anglican Communion by faithful Anglicans who find their beloved Communion has been devastated by those preaching and practicing another gospel (Gal 1:6-7).
  6. As an expression of such faithfulness, we commend the Letter to the Churches written by our brothers and sisters at Gafcon 2018.

Called to proclaim the gospel faithfully
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!” (Philippians 4:1)

  1. As faithful Anglicans, the love of God and His gospel is at the heart of who we are and what we do.  We give thanks for the opportunity we have had to join with brothers and sisters in shared fellowship.

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See also: Gafcon gathering claims ‘sense of betrayal’ at liberal Anglican teaching, from Christian Today

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