Anglican leaders from around the globe are being urged not to shun a gathering of bishops next year but to come and "express your difference". The Archbishop of Cape Town's plea comes as a conservative colleague has reiterated his call for a boycott of the Lambeth Conference in 2020, branding it an "obstacle to the gospel". But Thabo Makgoba, part of the group tasked by the Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby with organising the summit in Canterbury, told members of the international Anglican community they "need each other". Addressing the Anglican Communion in a video, he said: "I know people talk about the fabric of the communion as torn but we are all fallible human beings in need of God's love and grace, and we need each other." Disagreements concerning matters such as homosexuality and marriage have highlighted staunch differences between progressive and traditionalist branches of the worldwide Anglican Church.