"The essays in this volume seek to develop a critical feminist hermeneutics and to work out the ramifications for different areas of theological inquiry. The first chapter attempts to delineate a comprehensive multidimensional model of a critical feminist hermeneutics. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 address issues and problems of the historical-critical interpretation of the Bible raised by pastoral theology, liberation theology and moral theology or ethics. Chapters 5 and 6 examine methodological and hermeneutical discussions in historical and literary critical scholarship of the Bible in order to illustrate that a feminist critical hermeneutics of liberation can contribute to the transformation of the discipline". -- Intro., p. xx.
Contents: Dedication -- Introduction: Bread Not Stone -- Women-Church: The Hermeneutical Center of Feminist Biblical Interpretation -- 'For the Sake of Our Salvation': Biblical Interpretation and the Community of Faith -- The Function of Scripture in the Liberation Struggle: A Critical Feminist Hermeneutics and Liberation Theology -- Discipleship and Patriarchy: Toward a Feminist Evaluative Hermeneutics -- Remembering the Past in Creating the Future: Historical-Critical Scholarship and Feminist-Critical Interpretation -- Towards a Critical-Theological Self-Understanding of Biblical Scholarship -- Notes -- Index.
"Contents include: Up-to-the-minute information on over 200 countries. New In Focus box on environmental challenges, women's rights, and minorities. 25 new reports on global issues such as genetic engineering, education, sweatshops in Latin America, HIV/AIDS, climate change, water, the UN Millennium Development Goals, democracy in Africa, the Christian Right in the US, and the 'digital divide' in new technology. Latest UN statistics". -- front jacket blurb.
Contents divided into three main sections: [Introductory Material] -- I : Global issues -- II : Countries of the world -- III : The world in figures.
2005/2006 Section I includes: "The ethics of disaster: humanitarian aid and political power"; "Global markets, global divide"; "Too ho to handle: climate change"; "The missing girls of China"; "Millennium Development Goals: a new challenge" and "A beacon of freedom ?: the Christian right and Washington's foreign policy".
Contents: [Table of] Contents -- Charts and Statistics explanation -- Index to Special Boxes -- Preface dated Montevideo, September 2004 / Robert Bissio -- Staff Acknowledgements -- Section I: Global issues -- Section II: Countries -- Section III: The whole world in figures.
" Original title: 'Madeleine Barot: une indomptable energie'. Les Editions du Cerf, Paris et Labor et Fides, Geneve, 1989". -- verso of t.-p.
"Translated from the French by Pat and Bill Nottingham". -- verso of t.-p.
"As general secretary of CIMADE, the French ecumenical committee to aid displaced people, Madeleine Barot worked with tireless courage in internment camps, throughout occupied France during the Second World War ... that was only a chapter of an ecumenical career that would expand after the war to reconciliation with Germany, resettlement of war refugees and then global ecumenical involvement with the WCC's department of youth, women and development. ... This intriguing account of her life is based on a series of interviews, of which the excerpts here convey the verve and insights of unique figure in twentieth-century ecumenism". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface: Letter to Madeleine / Andre Jacques -- Meeting with Madeleine -- Rising Drama -- The Birth of CIMADE -- Internment -- Solidarity and Resistance --- Ecumenical Commitment -- Resistance and Liberation -- Reconstruction and Reconciliation -- The Postwar Period -- Objective: Equality of Men and Women -- The Challenge of Development and Justice -- Return to France -- Three Sketches.
Contents: Preface / Archbishop Iakovos [Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America] -- Part One -- Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: On the Road Towards the Canberra Assembly / Gennadios Limouris -- Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: Pneumatology in Symphony with Christology / Gennadios Limouris -- The Orthodox Input to the Baar Consultation / Ion Bria -- The Challenge of the Canberra Assembly / S. Wesley Ariarajah -- Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Consultation in Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: An Orthodox Approach: The Report -- Main Papers -- The Lord is the Spirit: A Christological Pneumatology / John Breck -- Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: Ecclesiological Implications / Aram Keshishian -- Sub-Themes -- Giver of Life: Sustain Your Creation / Stanley Harakas -- Spirit of Truth: Set Us Free / Jeremias Anchimiuk -- Spirit of Unity: Reconcile Your People / Daniel Ciobotea -- Holy Spirit: Transform and Sanctify Us / Philipos Mar Eusebius -- Part Two: Come, Holy Spirit / George Lemopoulos -- The Holy Spirit: In the Bible and the Church / Boris Bobrinskoy -- Developments in Pneumatology (325-381 AD): A Quest for Consensus / Thomas Fitzgerald -- The Holy Spirit and the Shaping of Christian Tradition / Kondothra M. George -- The Holy Spirit in the Church / Emmanuel Clapsis -- The Economy of the Holy Spirit: The Standpoint of Orthodox Theology / Nikos Matsoukas -- The Sanctifying Grace of the Holy Spirit / Gennadios Limouris -- "Behold, I Make All Things New" / Ignatios IV -- "Come Holy Spirit and Sanctify Us": Looking for the Real Human Being, and Sanctified Man and Woman / Dimitra A. Koukoura -- Holy Spirit: Transforming and Reflecting / Grigorios Larentzakis -- Creation and the Ecological Problem / Vassilios Giultsis -- Justice and Peace in Ecclesiological Context / John S. Romanides -- Holy Spirit: Transform and Sanctify Us !: From a Woman's Perspective / Terri Pirri-Simonian -- The Spirit as Fire and Light: Reflections on Bearing Fruit in the Spirit / Kyriaki Karidoyanes Fitzgerald -- Contributors.
"Based on talks and discussions held Oct.-Nov., 1989". -- CCIP.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The investigation of spiritual roots was realized as a way the parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes and other interested Ontarians might participate in the sesquicentennial celebrations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. Over a six-week period in October and November of 1989 talks were presented by competent scholars to animate discussion among the parishioners. This slim volume is the result of the talks and the discussions that followed". -- p. [ii].
Contents: Catholic Roots in Canada from the Beginning / Terry Fay -- The Archdiocese of Toronto over 150 Years / Marc Lerman -- Serving the Poor: J.J. Lynch and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish / Gerald Stortz -- Growth of the Catholic School System in Ontario Since 1841 / Carl J. Matthews -- "The Word" in the University World / Brian Hogan -- Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care Ministry in Toronto 1851-1991 / June Dwyer -- Contributors.
Colophon: Typeset in Canada by Canadian Jesuits Publishing. Printed in Canada.
"Edited by Gerald H. Anderson, James M. Phillips, Robert T. Coote".
"This edition first published 1991 jointly by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. ... and Overseas Ministries Study Center". -- p. 2.
"At the 'International Bulletin of Missionary Research' we have taken this occasion to focus attention on the current status and strategy of the Christian world mission, and to assess contemporary trends and issues, in a series of essays on 'Mission in the 1990's' that first appeared in our journal during 1989 and 1990. These articles attracted such interest and attention that we have decided to make them available to a wider public. They are published here in the order in which they first appeared in the 'Bulletin'." -- Foreword.
Collection of seventeen essays by international mission leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Foreword printed on inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword / Gerald H. Anderson -- The Evangelicals: Unwavering Commitment, Troublesome Divisions / Arthur F. Glasser -- The Church as Servant of the Coming Kingdom / Michael Amaladoss -- Challenges and Hindrances to the Unfinished Task / Johannes Verkuyl -- Mission Tomorrow: Nothing Will Be Easy / Anna Marie Aagaard -- The Christian Message Versus "Modern" Culture / Lesslie Newbigin -- Mission in Service of God's Reign / Barbara Hendricks -- Toward the Globalization and Integrity of Mission / C. Rene Padilla -- The Role of the People of God in the Divine Enterprise / Desmond M. Tutu -- Rediscovering the Biblical Worldview for Effective Mission / Neuza Itioka -- The Pillars of Mission in Asia / C.G. Arevalo -- Holistic Mission, from an Orthodox Perspective / Bishop Anastasios -- Fifteen Changes for Tomorrow's Mission / Ralph D. Winter -- The Poor: Starting Point for Mission / Mary Motte -- The "Old, Old Story" and Contemporary Crises / Emilio Castro -- Toward a New Paradigm of Mission / David J. Bosch -- The Pentecostal/Charismatic Contribution to World Evangelization / L. Grant McClung, Jr. -- The Status of the Christian World Mission in the 1990s / David B. Barrett -- Christian Mission and Religious Pluralism: A Selected Bibliography of 175 Books in English, 1970-1990 / Gerald H. Anderson -- 150 Outstanding Books for Mission Studies / Editors, International Bulletin of Missionary Research.
"Compiled by The Canadian Ecumenical Decade Co-ordinating Group for The Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women in Church and Society".
"Photographs by Pamela Harris".
Includes some text in French.
"Publisher: R.L. Naylor. Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gordon White. Editorial Assistant: Elizabeth Phinney". -- verso of t.-p.
"In 1988 when the World Council of Churches proclaimed the Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women in Church and Society, some women in Canada came together to consider how they could support, encourage, and assist involvement across Canada and throughout the denominations in what the World Council declared as the aims of the Decade .... In January 1990, this group appointed a committee to produce a book of worship resources, meditations, and devotional material written by women across Canada. It wanted a book that would be ecumenical in nature, that would provide an opportunity for women to express their faith, and that would reflect through a variety of topics, the experience of women's lives across Canada. The contributions chosen by the committee come from women in nine provinces and in seven denomination: Anglican, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Church". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Barbara Woodruff, Convenor of the Editorial Committee, The Canadian Ecumenical Decade Co-ordinating Group -- Why we Need Another Decade for Women / Anne M. Squire -- Who Will Roll Away the Stone ?/ Lois Klempa -- A Liturgy / Vivian Mancini -- Eucharistic Prayer / Donna Kilarski -- Magnificat / L'autre Parole Collectif -- Reflections on the Edge / Carol Kilby -- Where There is No Vision, the Women Perish / Emma Marsh -- Good News for the Modern Woman / Lois Klempa -- I Am No Longer Afraid / Julia Esquivel (adapted by Linnea Good) -- Tabitha / Gail Golding -- Who Sinned ? / Karen Dukes -- En Memoires D'elles /Denyse Joubert-Nantel -- Drink Deeply / Karen Weatherington -- A Woman's Defiant Lament / Janet Silman -- Ballade des Exilees / Marie Gratton Boucher -- Ownership / ruby reske-naurocki -- The Promise of Justice / H. Miriam Ross -- Roots and Wings / Linnea Good -- Bear My Burden / Patricia Roberts -- Spiral of Life / JoAnn Symonds -- So You've Been Asked to Lead !/ Charlotte Caron -- Images of Myself / JoAnne M. Walter -- Leavings / Beth Sewell -- Creator, Parent, Spirit God / Jean Munro Gordon -- Peeling / Donna Sinclair -- For Nancy / Donna Kilarski -- Meditation on Isaiah 43:1 / Betty Turcott -- In the Image of God / Rosemary Doran -- Giigs (Grandmothers) / Monica McKay -- Come, Sing a Song / Anna Briggs -- I am Pieces / Beth Sewell -- Letter to My Friends / Clare Christie -- Grandma / Lynda Katsuno-Ishii -- A Prayer for Mother's Day / Catherine Stewart-Kroeker -- Conspiracy / Margo Ritchie -- In Love Revealed / Anna Briggs -- To Maria Jose, Where Are You ?/ Nela Rio -- Child of God / Dorothy MacNeill -- Let Us Now Praise Courageous Women / Edith Shore -- La Colombe Prend Son Vol (She Flies On!) / Gordon Light.
" Copyright 1965 Austin Farrer. First published by The Faith Press, Ltd. in England. Second edition with a new preface, 1990 by Cowley Publications". -- verso of t.-p.
"'The Triple Victory' could well be described as a sustained essay in Christology. Throughout these chapters Farrer necer takes his eyes off Christ. Nor, fascinated by the struggle of wills natural and supernatural, will he let the reader's eyes stray from 'the paradox involved in [Christ's] incarnate state'". -- Preface to the Second Edition, p. 2.
Contents: Foreword [to First 1965 edition] By the Archbishop of Canterbury / Michael Ramsey -- Preface to the Second Edition / by Frederick H. Borsch, Bishop of Los Angeles -- How to Read St. Matthew -- Christ's Baptism -- First Temptation -- Second Temptation -- Third Temptation -- 'Son of God' -- The Sequel.
First edition was 1965 Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book.
Author is a Church of England priest and theologian.
"We met in May 1987 in Amsterdam and Douglas John Hall, a member of the group, describes in (the edited version of) his introduction who participated, how the group worked etc. Looking at the outcome of the Amsterdam meeting, I would like to call it a 'theological hamburger': there is a science-based top part called 'The Disintegration of Creation', which is followed by a big theological-based middle part 'The Integrity of Creation' and there is another science-based part -- 'The Re-Integration of Creation'." -- Preface, p. i.
Contents: Preface dated Geneva, September 1987 / Bernd Schulze -- Introduction / Douglas J. Hall -- 1. The Disintegration of Creation -- 1.1 Our View of Creation / James Lovelock -- 1.2 How and Why Creation Disintegrated / Adebisi Sowunmi -- 1.3 Redefinitions of Sustainability / Darryl D'Monte -- 2. The Integrity of Creation -- 2.1 Misleading Alternatives / Adelbert Schloz -- 2.2 Destructive Conventional Paradigms / Adelbert Schloz -- 2.3 What do we mean when we speak of Creation ? / Adelbert Schloz -- 2.4 The Integrity of Creation: Biblical and Theological Background of the Term / Douglas John Hall -- 3. The Re-Integration of Creation -- 3.1 Introduction: Part 1 / James Lovelock -- 3.2 Introduction: Part 2 / Adebisi Sowunmi -- 3.3 Re-Integration of Creation / Darryl D'Monte -- 3.4 What to do ? / Adebisi Sowunmi -- 3.5 Theological Implications / Adelbert Schloz -- 3.6 Towards Ecological Responsibility: What Can Churches Contribute ? / R. Mendoza, M.A. Thung, B. Schulze -- 4. Postscript / M.A. Thung and B. Schulze -- The Wholeness of God's Creation / Ans van der Bent -- The Authors.
Authors include Douglas John Hall, a Canadian, ordained in the United Church of Canada.
"J. Gordon Melton. Amy Lucas, Editor. Debra M. Kirby, Contributing Editor. Peg Bessette, Associate Editor".
"The third edition of the 'Directory of Religious Organizations in the United States' (DRO) describes some 2,500 Christian and non-Christian organizations engaged in activities for religious purposes." -- Intro.
"Descriptive Listings. DRO's 2,500 entries are arranged alphabetically by organization name. Organization names that include the name of an individual are sorted alphabetically by the individual's last name. For example, 'Bob Jones University Press' is filed under 'J' not 'B'." -- User's Guide.
Contents: Highlight -- Preface: America's Invisible Religion dated August 1992 / J. Gordon Melton -- Introduction -- User's Guide -- Key to Abbreviations -- Descriptive Listings -- Personnel Index -- Function Index -- Religious Affiliation Index -- Master Name and Keyword Index.
Religious Affiliation Index includes category "Anglican".
Contents divided into three main parts: Part One: The History of Calendars -- Part Two: Calendars and Holidays for Religious Groups -- Part Three: Appendix, Bibliography, and Indexes.
Contents: Introduction -- Basic Questions All Calendars Must Answer -- The History of Lunar and Lunisolar Calendars -- The History of Solar Calendars -- Calendar Reform Since the Mid-Eighteenth Century -- Middle Eastern Religions -- Judaism -- Zoroastrianism -- Christianity and Post-Christian Movements -- Islam -- Baha'i -- Religions from the Indian Subcontinent -- Hinduism -- Jainism -- Sikhism -- Buddhism -- Asian Religions -- Taoism, Confucianism and Chinese Folk Religions -- Shinto -- Religions from the Old and New World -- Native American Tribal Religions -- Paganism -- Western African Religions and Their New World Expressions -- Unclassified Holidays -- Appendix: Internet Resources for More Information -- Bibliography -- Indexes.
Most are Church of England congregations but some staffed by Intercon and some by other denominations. All English-speaking. Most locations in Europe but some in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Services are arranged in three sections : The Church Year -- Pastoral Services -- Episcopal Services.
Contents of Church Year section: Anthems at the Candle Lighting (Lucernaria) -- Anthems at the Breaking of the Bread (Confractoria) -- Seasonal Blessings -- Concerning the Advent Wreath -- Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols -- Vigil for Christmas Eve -- Station at a Christmas Creche -- Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols -- Service for New Year's Eve -- Blessing in Homes at Epiphany --Vigil for the Eve of the Baptism of Our Lord -- Candlemas Procession -- The Way of the Cross -- Tenebrae -- On Maundy Thursday: At the Foot-Washing -- On Reserving the Sacrament -- On the Stripping of the Altar -- Agape for Maundy Thursday -- Blessings Over Food at Easter -- Blessing in Homes at Easter -- Rogation Procession -- Vigil for the Eve of All Saints' Day or the Sunday After All Saints' Day -- Services for All Hallows' Eve.
Contents of Pastoral Services section: Welcoming New People to a Congregation -- When Members Leave a Congregation -- Preparation of Adults for Holy Baptism : Concerning the Catechumenate -- Admission of Catechumens -- During the Catechumenate -- Enrollment of Candidates for Baptism -- During Candidacy -- The Presentation of the Creed -- The Presentation of the Lord's Prayer -- Vigil on the Eve of Baptism -- Concerning Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows -- Preparation of Baptized Persons for Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant -- Welcoming Returning Members and Members Baptized in Other Traditions -- Enrollment for Lenten Preparation -- Maundy Thursday Rite of Preparation for the Paschal Holy Days -- Celebration for a Home -- Blessing of a Pregnant Woman -- The Preparation of Parents and Godparents for the Baptism of Infants and Young Children: Concerning the Service -- Adaptation for Special Circumstances -- Anniversary of a Marriage -- A Public Service of Healing -- Concerning Exorcism -- Burial of One Who Does Not Profess the Christian Faith -- Commissioning for Lay Ministries in the Church -- Dedication of Church Furnishings and Ornaments -- The Founding of a Church: Ground Breaking -- Laying a Cornerstone -- Restoring of Things Profaned -- Secularizing a Consecrated Building -- Distribution of Holy Communion [by Lay Eucharistic Ministers to persons who are ill or infirm] -- Guidelines for Use on the Occasion of a Retirement or Work Transition.
Contents of Episcopal Services section: Consecration of Chrism Apart from Baptism -- A Proper for the Consecration of Chrism -- Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows -- A Service for the Ending of a Pastoral Relationship and Leave-taking from a Congregation -- Recognition and Investiture of a Diocesan Bishop -- Welcoming and Seating of a Bishop in the Cathedral -- Setting Apart for a Special Vocation.
The section on Commissioning for Lay Ministries in the Church includes specific sections for: Wardens and Members of the Vestry -- Deputies to General Convention, or Delegates to Diocesan Convention -- Servers at the Altar -- Altar Guild Members and Sacristans -- Catechists or Teachers -- Evangelists -- Singers -- Directors of Music, Organists, or Other Musicians -- Lectors -- Those Who Administer the Sacrament -- Licensed Lay Readers -- Parish Visitors -- Members of Prayer Groups -- Parish Canvassers -- Officers of Church Organizations -- Other Lay Ministries.
Contents: Preface dated Pentecost 1996 . H.-R.W. -- Introducing Bossey -- The Origins of Bossey -- The Period of the Pioneers: 1946-1955 -- Growing Up and Reaching Out: 1955-1970 -- Rethinking the Role of BosseyL 1970-1983 -- Looking towards the Year 2000 -- Appendix A: Graduate School Themes -- Appendix B: Staff -- Appendix C: Bibliography -- Index of Persons.
"This volume is a collection of essays offering a response to the Montreal Declaration. It furnishes a critique that is thoughtful and tempered, potent and vigorous. The several authors often reveal an appreciation for the theological conversation that has been developing out of the Declaration -- in fact, they have been profoundly absorbed in that conversation. However, when they examine some of the specifics of the Declaration, they find themselves severely wanting as an expression of Anglicanism or, indeed, of the fullness of the Christian faith" -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Michael G. Peers -- Introduction: Recovering authenticity in Anglican faith and practice / John Simons -- Feminism and the Church : challenge and grace / Susan L. Storey -- Naming and glorifying the Trinity : a response to the Declaration's stricture / John Simons -- Towards a Biblical church : a plea for accountability in the way we use scripture / Paul Jennings -- The Word of God and "God's word written" : the Montreal Declaration on the authority of scriptures / Stephen Reynolds -- Humanity is one and history is one : Anglican social thought and the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials / Terry Brown -- Faithfulness and change : moments of discontinuity in the Church's teaching / Gregory Baum -- Reflections on the "Anglican Ethos" : the dialogical middle way / Eileen Scully -- Study Guide / Paul Jennings -- Appendix : The Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials -- Contributors.
Contents: Introduction dated Edinburgh, January 1993 / Gordon Jarvie -- Words and phrases -- Sentences and clauses -- Word formation -- Punctuation -- Figures of speech and literary devices -- Common errors and confusibles -- Check-up pages -- Index.
Twenty six chapters written by 20 authors divided into four sections, reflecting on the Conference themes. Authors include Canadian Patick Yu.
Bibliographical endnotes with each chapter but NO index.
Contents divided into four main parts: Part One: Called to Full Humanity -- Part Two: Holding and Sharing the Faith -- Part Three: Living as Anglicans in a Pluralistic World -- Part Four: Seeking Full Visible Unity.
Contents: Foreword / George Cantuar i.e. Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury -- Authors -- Introduction dated Oxford, All Saints Day, 1996 / Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden -- Fascism and Nationalism / Roger Griffin -- A Christian Perspective on the Family / Vinay Samuel -- Why Questions of Gospel and Culture must be included in the Preparations for Lambeth 1998 / Maurice Sinclair -- An examination of the Theological Principles affecting the Homosexuality Debate : The St. Andrew's Day Statement / Michael Banner et al. -- A Response to the St. Andrew's Statement / Patrick Yu -- Reading the St. Andrew's Days Statement / Oliver O'Donovan -- Living with HIV/Aids : A personal testimony / Gideon Byamugisha -- The Dark Side of Technology / Bernard Adeney -- The Oxford Declaration on Christian Faith and Economics -- Trade and Development Report 1996 / UNCTAD (TDR 16), Geneva, 1996 -- The Impact of the Market Economy on the Poor / Raja Chelliah -- Business and Corruption / Vinay Samuel -- Media and Modernity / Quentin Schultze -- A Christian Response to Population Issues : An Oxford Statement Resource Document -- Christian Feminism and Feminist Perspectives on Population Control / Harriet A. Harris -- Kingdom Affirmations and Commitments -- The Gospel and the Transformation of the non-Western World / Kwame Bediako -- Adolescence, Youth Ministry and World Mission / Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and Oxford Youth Works -- Dialogue in an Age of Conflict / Michael Nazir-Ali -- Accessible Liturgy / Jean-Daniel Pluss -- Reception / Henry Chadwick -- The Anglican Acceptance of Contraception / Richard Harries -- Reflection on Biblical Themes of Discipleship / David Bennett -- Take Thou Authority: an African Perspective / John S. Pobee -- Towards Reconciliation in Rwanda / Emmanuel Kolini -- Evangelical Mission Societies and the Church in India / Vinay Samuel.
"Report of the Commission on Leadership a Commission charged to inquire into `matters which foster or limit the ability of the senior leadership of the church to maintain the peace and welfare of the church ...'."
"Commission members: Peter Bishop, Elizabeth Eberhart-Moffat, Hugh Stansfield".
"Report to the Executive of the General Council of the United Church of Canada August 21, 2002".
"Through the wisdom and analysis of some 45 submissions and 17 interviews with leaders of our church, the Commission has discerned that we have come as a community to that confessional place where our actions have deceived the best of our intentions. There is an overwhelming acknowledgement that particular individuals and parties have made mistakes, exercised poor judgement, or lacked the skills necessary for particular challenges. Yet equally significant is the recognition that all partners are responsible for the broken relationships and dysfunction in the national governance of the Church (p.1)". "We will have faithfully fulfilled our task as your Commission if in the following report and through the resulting actions you can hear God calling all partners to return to the places at the table saved for you. Once here, we commend you to take up all the fruitful truth of our conflict -- as a faith community and a corporation -- wrestling toward resolutions in ways that are mutually respectful of each partner at the table (p. 3)" -- Prologue.
Contents include: Prologue -- Table of Contents -- Overview of the Report -- Remedial and Restorative Actions -- Appendices.
"An Introduction to the Commission Report by the Acting General Secretary" signed by Jim Sinclair laid in with report.