A personal reflection by the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, one of the first eleven women bishops present at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. "How we define our common identity while acknowledging inherent differences and dispositions is, I believe, the most significant challenge to our Communion as we enter the new millennium" (p. 276). Speaking specifically about the debate and vote on the homosexuality resolution Bishop Wolf states "I abstained from the vote, for it neglected one important ingredient which I feel is at the heart of all Christian decision making reflective conversation. Because we
The book is imperative reading for persons who are in a program of recovery from addiction of any kind. There are answers to the anguish-laden questions surrounding the confusion and pain of the recovery process.
"This article was originally delivered as an address to the 2nd North American Affirming Catholicism Conference in Mundelein, Illinois in May 1996. The topic of the conference was `Living into the Mystery of the Holy Trinity'. The paper was delivered just before Trinity Sunday; hence certain references to the following Sunday."
"Catholic wholeness takes place and is enacted whenever we refuse the choice between right doctrine, right liturgy, and right action. Catholic wholeness arises, rather, as we let our whole person be caught up in the dance of the holy Trinity, the dance of giving and yielding in the endless production of a series of personal missions that make us each distinct while uniting us."
The former Francophone Province of Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire has been divided into three separate provinces.
The inauguration of the Province of Burundi took place on 14 June 1992. The Primate is the Most Rev. Samuel Sindamuka, Bishop of Matena and Primate of the former Province. The four dioceses in the new province are: Bujumbura, Buye, Gitega and Matena.
The inauguration of the Province of Rwanda took place on 7 June 1992. The Archbishop-Elect is the Rt. Rev. Augustin Nshamihigo, Bishop of Shyira. The seven dioceses in the new province are: Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Kigali, Kigeme, Shyira and Shyogwe.
The inauguration of the Province of Zaire took place on 30 May 1992. The Primate is the Most Rev. Nojo Byankya, Bishop of Boga Zaire. The five dioceses in the new province are: Bakavu, Boga Zaire, Kisangani, Nord Kivu and Shaba.
The Council approved a resolution, to be taken to the Anglican Consultative Council and Primates Meeting in January 1993 urging donor nations not to neglect the development needs of Africa in favour of the needs of Eastern Europe.
Anglicans in Africa have decided to "revolutionize" their mechanisms for inter-provincial action by creating a full-time office to run the affairs of the Council of African Provinces of Africa. The Council has been run on a voluntary basis by the Church of the Province of Kenya since its inception.
"The author of this remarkable study seeks to sketch a non-individualistic Protestant ecclesiology based on a Trinitarian foundation. This happens in constructive dialogue with the ecclesiologies of the Roman Catholic head of the Congregation of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and the Orthodox theologian John D. Zizioulas" (p. 744).