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A Joint Statement on Communion from the Primate of Bangladesh and the Primate of the Anglican Church


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Read the entire joint statement released May 14, 2017.

We met together in Atlanta, Georgia on May 13-15, 2017, to share with one another the life and ministry of our respective provinces.  On Sunday, May 14th Primate Paul Sarker spoke at Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, Georgia bringing greetings from the Church of Bangladesh. 

On Monday, May 15th, we met at the offices of Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America.  We give thanks for the unity that we share in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, recognizing the primacy and sufficiency of the Scriptures, and the value of our common Anglican heritage.  We agreed that with Christ as the cornerstone, The Anglican Church in North America and the Church of Bangladesh affirm and celebrate our communion together. Consequently, we discussed how our two provinces might work more closely together through mission partnerships.

We ask the people of our provinces keep this relationship in their prayers, and invite you to be open to opportunities that the Holy Spirit may bring to join in united Christian witness and ministry between Bangladesh and North America.


The Most Rev. Paul Sarker
Moderator and Primate of the Church of Bangladesh


The Most. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America