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The Worldwide Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion understands mission as primarily God's mission (Misio Dei). For the Anglican Communion, God's mission is holistic, concerned for all human beings and the totality of a human person; body mind and spirit. It is concerned for the totality of God's creation. This holistic understanding of mission is expressed in the Five Marks of Mission as shown below:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth


The Five Marks of Mission are not comprehensive in themselves but they serve as a guide and help the churches within the Communion to live out a mission lifestyle in their local contexts, and in variety of ways.

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