Center for Anglican Communion Studies

January 1, 1970

Center for Anglican Communion Studies

Supporting the Engagement of Anglican Leaders and Scholars in Study, Research, and Conversation.

The history of Virginia Seminary has been one of active involvement in the mission of the Anglican Communion, and today the Center for Anglican Communion Studies serves Anglican leaders and scholars from around the world with the physical, financial, and human resources available at the Seminary. At the same time, the VTS community benefits in countless ways from the insights and experiences of those who come here.

The Center has three purposes:

I. To coordinate and nurture scholarly engagement among Anglicans worldwide.

The Seminary has traditionally suported international students from virtually every
continent who are training for ministry.

II. To house Anglican Materials and host Anglican scholars.

The VTS Anglican Collection now holds materials from all over the world including sermons,
biographies, histories, constitutions and canons, and often unique items such as books on
African Christian art.

III. To devote time, money, and energy towards assisting individuals and groups around the world to reflect creatively upon the historic nature and contemporary possibilities of the Anglican Christian tradition.

The Washington area’s international community and consortium of theological schools contribute
to the Seminary’s unique capability to host international Anglican Groups.

With these three purposes in mind, the Seminary is working towards becoming known as a place of hospitality and support for Inter-Anglican commissions and ecumenical bodies, encouraging meetings of international groups on topics such as “The Nature of Leadership and the Gospel in the Next Millenium.

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