Mission 21 is a program of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The author and another individual gave a presentation on Mission 21 when the Anglican Consultative Council met in Dundee in 1999. That presentation led to requests from several provinces for Mission 21. In February 2003 the author attended the second Consultation of Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators in Larnaca, Cyprus, in order to meet with the Rev. Johnson Ebong-Oming, Provincial Mission Co-ordinator for the Church of Uganda to discuss bringing Mission 21 to Uganda. After a visit to Scotland, the Scottish team visited Uganda in to learn more about Uganda and introduce the Mission 21 program. The group spent their time in the diocese of Kumi in the Teso region of Uganda. "Anglicans in Kumi are large in number but their request for Mission 21 is to help them discover new ways of taking the faithful deeper into spirituality and prayer; to enable them to put deep roots down into their faith and then to put their faith into action. They also hope to explore new ways of worshipping that do not rely on the prayer book alone. While they want to maintain both the English and Ateso services they hope to develop more hymns and prayers in their local language and to encourage the wider use of native instruments but as of yet they have only just begun to explore alternatives".
"On 28 May  600 former members and friends of Ripon College Cuddesdon came together at the College for a Eucharist and a lecture by the [Most Rev. Rowan Williams] Archbishop of Canterbury. This was the highpoint of a week of festivities to celebrate 150 years of training in Cuddesdon." A history of Cuddesdon "Ambassadors of Christ" was also launched. Archbishop Williams' lecture was entitled "The Christian Priest Today" and "drew its inspiration from the famous book of his predecessor Archbishop Michael Ramsey. In it he called for priests to be `lookouts, interpreters and weavers'." The full text of the Archbishop of Canterbury's lecture and the Bishop of Oxford's sermon are available from: Mrs. Sophie Farrant, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also includes small descriptive ad for "Sabbaticals and short courses at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford" which includes accommodation.
In July 2006 there was a "major celebration in South India, in Madras/Chennai and down the Coromandel Coast at Tranquebar/Tarangambadi" which brought together representatives, principally of Lutheran Church bodies, "together with representatives of the Government of India and the State of Tamil Nadu. They were celebrating '300 Years of Protestant Mission in India'." The author describes the history of the Lutheran missions to South India beginning with the arrival in 1706 of two Lutheran missionaries (Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalq and Heinrich Plutschau) from the Royal Danish Mission. Ziegenbalq was particularly successful in rooting Christianity in the Tamil culture. Anglicans participated in this mission work, indirectly through the financial support of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) and the East India Company. The first Anglican bishop of Calcutta, Thomas Middleton, arrived in 1814 and after that date, many Lutherans became Anglicans.
"As part of the 597 celebration, the parishes of the Canterbury diocese were offered a challenge by their bishops in a programme to help support the Bursary Programme for the Lambeth Conference 1998. The parishes were given a sum of money, which they in turn invested and turned into more funds for the forthcoming Conference." "The Diocese of Canterbury hosted an all day celebration entitled `597' to bring to an end the year long celebrations of the 1400th anniversary of the arrival of Saint Augustine in Kent. The day included workshops, a market place, and outdoor worship for thousands of people who gathered from around the Diocese."
Photo with short article. "Visitors to London will be amazed at how clean and white Westminster Abbey is looking." "The latest round of repairs and restoration in the post-war period has now been completed with a thorough cleaning of the whole exterior". "As well as serving a regular congregation, the Abbey has an extensive ministry to the many tourists who enter its doors, having already gazed upon St. James' Palace and Big Ben".
"1997 marks a number of significant anniversaries for the Church ... It is also the 1400th anniversary of the death of the great Irish visionary St. Columba and 1400 years since St. Augustine arrived in Britain." In 1997 the lives and witness of these two great saints will be celebrated throughout the British Isles and further afield." A small ecumenical group will begin a pilgrimage in Rome on 18 May 1997. They will travel through Italy and France and arrive in Canterbury on the Eve of the Feast of St. Augustine. On 26 May four hundred more pilgrims will make their way on three pilgrimage routes to Derry, near St. Columba's birthplace, to arrive in time for his feast day on 9 June.
"The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the worlds time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions -- income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion -- while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights -- the rights of each person on the planet to health, edict, shelter, and security".
The eight goals are: Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education. Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women. Goal 4: Reduce child mortality. Goal 5: Improve maternal health. Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability. Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development.
The author. who works in the area of interfaith relations at the Anglican Communion Office in London recently visited the Holy Land for the first time. She took a course "Abraham: Yesterday and Today" at St. George's College, Jerusalem, while staying at "'The House of Abraham', run by a community of French nuns offering hospitality to all regardless of nationality or faith". "The wall was very much a feature of our visit. .... The experience of checkpoints also introduced us to the apartheid that is developing. Being a group of American, Australian, English and Nepalese we were waved through with little inconvenience, not so the local residents". "One of our group had just completed three months with a Christian Peacekeeper Team and guided us around the team apartment in Hebron. It was a joy to see young Palestinian children emerge from a face painting session all smiles and giggles. Again we were reminded that the dehumanising is on both sides as we looked over to the Israeli barracks populated by young conscripts most of whom are terrified and simply want to go home". "During some of the evenings we received excellent lectures on Abraham within Islam, current work in building relationships between Muslims, Christians and Jews in Jerusalem, and Abraham in the Jewish tradition." "Worshipping with Arab Christians, praying for the peace of Jerusalem through psalms and intercessions whilst actually there, seeing the wall, all these were moving experiences."
See also advertisement for "Saint George's College, Jerusalem" on page 23 which lists three courses: Palestine of Jesus (20 April - 3 May 2007); St. Paul and the Early Church (10-23 May 2007); and St. Paul in Greece (14-25 June 2007). www.sgcjerusalem.org
Introductory page for subsequent articles on the June 2005, 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council which took place in Nottingham, England. "The theme of ACC 13 was Living Communion and over the next few pages is a report, in words and photographs of the proceedings plus a partial list of the resolutions passed".