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God’s world in which all can walk free
On his visit to Pope Francis in June 2013, Archbishop Justin raised the challenge of human trafficking as an issue for the churches and for him personally. It was something that resonated with the Pope, who had initiated this challenge within the Roman Catholic Church some months earlier. I have been involved in long and pains-taking negotiations over the months since then, helping to broker what is an unprecedented collaboration that we have called the “Global Freedom Network” to help eradicate modern slavery from a faith base, working alongside the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See John McCarthy , and Ms Antonia Stampalija the incoming Global Freedom Network Chief Executive.  Today ( March 17th) I was a co-signatory to the agreement, as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See, along with Bishop Sanchez Sorondo on behalf of the Holy Father,  Dr Mahmoud Azab on behalf of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Egypt, and Mr Andrew Forrest, the Chief Executive of the large international philanthropic anti-slavery NGO from Perth Western Australia “Walk Free”.
This is an example of practical mission-based ecumenism, where Anglicans and Roman Catholics, working in good faith together with many others, will coordinate their efforts to challenge one of the world’s worst evils and greatest forms of suffering. When mission drives ecumenism in this way, we will discover a deep and abiding communion, recognising Christ in our midst.  The Anglican Centre is committed to this work: One Church, for one world – God’s world – in which all can walk free.

(Author: David Moxon)

Articles in this group

Archbishop Gallagher's homily archive
The homily preached at the Inauguration of Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi (Author: Staff Member)

Archbishop Bernard installed archive
(Author: Staff Member)

Ecumenical farewell - archive
Catherine Pepinster, Development Officer and former Editor of the Tablet, on attending Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor's funeral (Author: Catherine Pepinster)

Cardinal Cormac - farewell archive
An Anglican Centre farewell (Author: Stephen Platten)

Ten days in Rome
Archbishop Bernard's first meeting with Pope Francis (Author: Bernard Ntahoturi)

Planting and watering
A sermon preached on the 51st anniversary of the dedication of the Anglican Centre in Rome (Author: Stephen Platten)

Archive One church, one faith, one Lord
Report of the first Anglican Evensong at St Peter's Basilica (Author: Marcus Walker)

Archive The Chief Pastor of Rome
Reflections on the visit of Pope Francis to All Saints' Anglican Church in Rome (Author: David Moxon)

Anglican thought on social theology 
A presentation by Archbishop David Moxon at the Pontifical Council on Migration in Rome (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Speech HRH Prince of Wales
Archbishop David Moxon's speech in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Hope in Darkest Places
Stories from Christians who have fled persecution in the Middle East (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Conflict and Hope
Meeting representatives of some of the major branches of Christianity in the Holy Land (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Division and Hope
In a city of so much division, a reflection on a gift which augurs so much hope (Author: David Moxon)

Archive making peace in the city of peace
Archbishop Welby and the Ecumenical Patriarch joined Pope Francis for an interfaith day of prayer for peace. (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Interfaith cricket match
Discussing profound disagreements while discovering a new unity through cricket (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Inspired for life
A privilege to host so many people who had worked to hard to help fight cancer (Author: David Moxon)

Archive Tragedy in central Italy
Prayer for those affected by the earthquake in Italy (Author: David Moxon)

Slavery: a great sign of hope
Theresa May's decision to make fighting slavery a major part of her new government agenda is a great sign of hope. (Author: David Moxon)

A reform that can no longer be postponed
David Moxon's blog on Bishop Brian Farrell's speech at the Nikean Club 2016 (Author: David Moxon)

Reform that can no longer be postponed 
Speech given by Bishop Brian Farrell at the Nikean Club Dinner in honour of the Anglican Centre's 50th anniversary (Author: Bishop Brian Farrell)

Archbishop preaches at Anglican Centre in Rome 50th anniversary service
Archbishop Justin Welby preaches at the service of thanksgiving for the Anglican Centre in Rome at Westminster Abbey (Author: Archbishop Justin Welby)

Arriving in Lampedusa
David Moxon arriving in Lampedusa (Author: Director)

The way of the Lampedusa Cross
David Moxon's experience of being on Lampedusa (Author: David Moxon)

If you want to go far, go together
David Moxon and Denis Browne receive honorary doctorates together (Author: David Moxon)

Sailing in formation together
The opening of the Methodist Ecumenical Office (Author: David Moxon)

He hath scattered the proud
An Annunciation blog (Author: David Moxon)

Something to sing about after fifty years 
Anglicans singing in the Sistine Chapel (Author: David Moxon)

If I do not wash you
Sermon preached by Bishop Stephen Platten (Author: Staff Member)

Christian Unity Week sermon
Sermon preached by Archbishop David Moxon for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Author: David Moxon)

Unexpected blessing
Being invited to share in the giving of the Papal blessing by Pope Francis (Author: David Moxon)

Reconciliation: art to celebrate 50 years
Speech given to launch the 50th anniversary art exhibition (Author: Marcus Walker)

The Man of the Hour - Journey of the Crosier
Fr Robert McCulloch explains how the idea of bringing the crosier head to England came about. (Author: Robert McCulloch)

On English soil - Journey of the Crosier
The crosier of St Gregory is amongst the people he helped convert (Author: Marcus Walker)

Not a time to go wobbly - Journey of the Crosier
We are on our way. No turning back! (Author: Marcus Walker)

Departure - Journey of the Crosier
The crosier of San Gregorio leaves San Gregorio (Author: Marcus Walker)

Streets of Rome - Journey of the Crosier
The crosier begins its journey (Author: Marcus Walker)

Leaving Rome - Journey of the Crosier
As we leave Rome, a special thanks to those who have made it possible. (Author: Marcus Walker)

Christmas message 2015
Archive version of the Christmas message (Author: David Moxon)

Development and aid
November 27 (Author: David Moxon)

The Synod on the Family
Synodality in search of good, holy, common ground (Author: David Moxon)

The second St Peter's v CofE Cricket Match
Win-win in our ecumenical encounters (Author: David Moxon)

Coming together in faith
The Episcopal Church endorses the Pope's concern on climate change (Author: David Moxon)

Transforming lives through global goals
It is a privilege to be in Rome at a time of major focus and energy on the churches’ call to the cause of justice and righteousness. (Author: David Moxon)

Explaining the Anglican Primates Meeting
Following the announcement of an Anglican Primates Meeting in January 2916 (Author: David Moxon)

Female Leadership in the Church: Past, Present, and Future
Description of a course offered through the Anglican Centre in Rome in collaboration with the Lay Centre in Rome July 19-25, 2015 (Author: Dana English)

God's earth: our home
The Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (Author: David Moxon)

Laudato si - eco-text for our time
Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment (Author: David Moxon)

Visit of Australia's Primate Archbishop Philip Freier
Community-facing concerns are shared between Anglicans and Catholics (Author: David Moxon)

Inspired by the go-between God to a ministry of healing and reconciliation (Author: )

Accomplishing what humanly does not seem possible: a warm meeting with Pope Francis
ARCIC III's Reception by Pope Francis (Author: David Moxon)

ANZAC reflection
Solidarity and courage of ANZAC troops (Author: David Moxon)

The hope which re-creates us
The hope wich re-creates us (Author: David Moxon)

The Anglican Communion and its future - Malines Conversations
A synopsis of the changing face of Anglicanism (Author: David Moxon)

A foretaste of the beauty and diversity of being together
Blog at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 (Author: David Moxon)

The Joint Declaration against modern slavery
With global synergy, what might we achieve? (Author: David Moxon)

God's creativity and new creation
Sermon preached at All Saints Margaret Street (Author: David Moxon)

A cricket match that has brightened and lightened
This cricket match has brightened us up (Author: David Moxon)

Acting justly for 29 million people
GFN 2020 (Author: David Moxon)

St Mellitus comes back to Rome
St Mellitus and San Gregorio (Author: David Moxon)

An essential presence
HM Ambassador to the Holy See regards the Anglican Centre as an essential presence (Author: David Moxon)

No one of us has got it all together (2)
Not one of us has got it all together (Author: David Moxon)

Archive of the Director's Blogs
This is the archive of blogs from Director, Archbishop David Moxon (Author: )

Diocese in Europe
Address to Synod (Author: )

On the path to Communion
Seeking full communion, but not "out of communion. The ARCIC III meeting. (Author: David Moxon)

Inspiration and encouragement for the Church (Author: David Moxon)

Easter: the power of divine healing
The sacred wholeness that came through in such a transforming way in resurrection. (Author: David Moxon)

Easter Message
Every hardship, every obstacle, every cause for despair needs to be infused with an Easter reality and an Easter light. (Author: David Moxon)

Listen to God : Hear the Poor
Congratulations to Archbishop Justin and Cardinal Vincent on their initiative and partnership. (Author: David Moxon)

Queen Elizabeth II visits Pope Francis
Part of an increasing willingness to walk together and to share gifts with each other in bonds of Christian affection. (Author: David Moxon)

Help is at hand
An Interim Associate Director has been appointed: the Revd Marcus Walker (Author: David Moxon)

Chivalry and service to the common good
All knighthood comes originally from the ideal of chivalry and service (Author: (Sir) David Moxon)

Called into a deeper unity
In-depth media analysis, and some reactions. (Author: David Moxon)

St Gregory the Great
Celebrating the Pope who sent Augustine to England (Author: David Moxon)

Pope Francis - The first year
The anniversary (Author: David Moxon)

Archbishops' prayer for social action
Praying for the work of churches with those in social need (Author: David Moxon)

Chemin Neuf
A New Way at Lambeth (Author: David Moxon)

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