Leading Through Relationships
“My experience has been that in the dialogues the thing that really held the group together and kept the dialogue going was the development of appreciation and affection for individuals from each side. And in that trust level and appreciation of intelligence and commitment, devotion to the Lord, there was a continuing willingness to struggle on and see if we couldn't find the ground on which there could be some meeting and some agreement.” 28
“That which holds the Anglican community together is affection.” 29 Allin with friend and colleague Robert Runcie, on the occasion of Runcie’s enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury, 1980. Allin strongly believed in Runcie’s statement about affection holding the community together; affection as related to the love of God and God’s love for everyone.