"The first part of the present volume includes accounts of Porvoo's background and wider framework as well as some reflections on its reception in the churches. Its second part contains essays on the most central theological concerns of PCS [Porvoo Common Statement]. .... In the third part of the book PCS is evaluated from the perspective of other churches and ecumenical processes". -- Preface, p. x.
Contents: Foreword / The Most Rev. K.G. Hammar, Archbishop of Uppsala and the Most Rev. David Hope, the Archbishop of York -- Preface / Ola Tjorhom -- I: The Background and Framework of the Porvoo Common Statement: The Reception and Implementation of the Statement in the Churches -- II: Central Theological Concerns in the Porvoo Common Statement: Ecclesiology, Unity, Episcopacy, Apostolicity, and Mission -- III: The Significance of Porvoo Beyond the Signatory Churches: A Concluding Ecumenical Perspective -- Contributors.
Contents of Part I: The Background and Framework: The Background and Genesis of the Porvoo Common Statement / David Tustin -- Porvoo in the Context of the Worldwide Anglican-Lutheran Dialogue / Michael Root -- The African Anglican-Lutheran Commission and the Porvoo Common Statement / Sebastian Bakare -- Reflections on the Reception and Implementation of the Porvoo in the Churches in England / Charles Hill -- In Ireland / John Neill -- In Finland / Juhani Forsberg -- In Estonia / Tiit Padam -- In Norway -- The Danish "No" to Porvoo / Peter Lodberg
Contents of Part II: Central Theological Concerns: The Doctrine of the Church in the Porvoo Common Statement / Stephen W. Sykes -- The Ecclesiology of the Porvoo Common Statement : A Lutheran Perspective / Heinrich Holze -- The Concept of Unity in the Porvoo Common Statement : Visible Unity and Ecclesial Diversity / Mary Tanner -- Some Observations Concerning the Unity Concept of the Porvoo Common Statement / Harding Meyer -- Sign But Not Guarantee : Reflections on the Place of the Historic Succession of Bishops Within the Apostolic Continuity of the Church in Some Current Ecumenical Texts / John Hind -- Apostolicity and Apostolic Succession in the Porvoo Common Statement : Necessary or a Mere "Optional Extra" in the Church's Life ? / Ola Tjorhom -- Apostolicity and Succession in the Porvoo Common Statement : Without Confusion, Without Separation / Kirsten Busch Nielsen -- The Sending and Mission of the Church in the Porvoo Common Statement / Tore Furberg.
Contents of Part III: The Significance of Porvoo Beyond the Signatory Churches: The Porvoo Common Statement from a Catholic Perspective / James F. Puglisi -- The Porvoo Common Statement : An Orthodox Response / Peter C. Bouteneff -- The Porvoo Common Statement : A Methodist Response / Brian E. Beck -- The Porvoo Common Statement and the Leuenberg Concord : Are They Compatible ? / Risto Saarinen.
Communion in Mission : Report of the Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism 2001-2005 to the 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Nottingham and the Interim Report to ACC-12 "Travelling Together in God's Mission"
Cover title: Communion in Mission and Travelling Together in God's Mission.
"This is an immensely helpful book which charts the recent history of our Communion's engagement with mission and evangelism. The initials MISAG, MISSIO and IASCOME do not immediately bring to our minds the heart of the Church's life. But the commissions and standing committee work on mission and evangelism which these initials represent certainly do". -- Foreword, p. 9.
Contents divided into three sections: Section I: IASCOME Final Report to ACC-13 2005 -- Section II: Travelling Together in God's Mission : IASCOME Interim Report to ACC-12 2002 -- Section III: Appendices.
Contents of Section I: Foreword / Rowan Williams -- Five Marks of Mission -- Introduction / Sebastian Bakare, Chair of IASCOME -- A Covenant for Communion in Mission: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swahili -- Communion in Mission -- New Developments in Mission Relationships -- Evangelism -- Mission in the Context of our Blessed but Broken and Hurting World -- Mission and Theological Education -- IASCOME (II) and Anglican Communion Office Mission and Evangelism Desk -- Stories -- ACC-13 Resolutions.
Chapters 2-6 of Section I include "Questions" for discussion.
Contents of Section II: Foreword / Sebastian Bakare, Chair of IASCOME -- Introduction -- Our Mandate and Summary of Action so far -- Major Meetings and Conferences Held and Forthcoming -- Tasks Remitted to IASCOME -- Equipping and Formation for Mission -- Some Areas of Concern and Continuing Work -- ACC-12 Resolutions.
Contents of Section III: Appendices: 1: The Journey So Far -- 2: Anglican Contextual Theologians Network (ACTs) -- 3: The Global Anglicanism Project -- 4: Provincial Evangelism Co-ordinators Consultation -- 5: Mission Organisations Conference -- 6: Guidelines for Evangelism Co-ordinators -- 7: The Anglican Gathering -- 8: 'Our Vision, Our Hope, The First Step': Statement from the All Africa Anglican HIV and AIDS Planning Framework -- 9: Mission Focus Expressed by Commission Members -- 10: Global Reporting Initiative -- 11: An agreement for dialogue between the Anglican Communion and al-Azhar al-Sharif -- 12: Mission 21 -- 13: ACO Books on Mission.
Contents: Introduction -- The drumbeat of life -- Africa's growing churches -- Jubilee and African realities -- The ecumenical future and the churches of Africa.
"What light is shed on the eighth assembly theme "`Turn to God -- Rejoice in Hope' by African traditions, realities and experiences ? And what does this imply for the future of the Christian church and its quest for unity on the eve of a new millennium ? These are the questions addressed in this thoughtful and thought-provoking reflection by an African theologian". -- back cover.
Author is "an Anglican priest and senior chaplain at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare", later a bishop in the Church of the Province of Central Africa.
"Land dispossession in post-colonial countries in the Anglican Communion remains a sensitive and volatile issues affecting the church and its mission. It is a justice issue of major proportions. The war of liberation in Zimbabwe was mainly about land dispossession affecting the black majority of the country. The church (missionary church) was an accomplice in the process of dispossession". The author is the Anglican bishop of Manicaland in the Church of the Province of Central Africa.
Reflections on the Canadian residential schools by members of the Anglican Commission on Mission (MISSIO) at their April 1999 meeting in Zimbabwe. "The three reflections [here] are reprinted from MISSIO's report to the 1999 meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council [entitled "Anglicans in Mission: A Transforming Journey"].
"[By] Sebastian Bakare, Senior Chaplain, University of Zimbabwe".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-109) but NO index.
"The question in Zimbabwe ... is not lack of land but inequitable distribution of it. I have attempted to apply my understanding of the prophets of the 8th century before Christian Era (BCE) and that of Jesus in order to stimulate discussions about Zimbabwean land tenure and its unjust laws. .... The land issue us existential and has to be dealt with here in the present where the kingdom of God has already begun. .... Secondly, throughout the book I have also tried to draw attention to the root causes of poverty, which is on the increase. I have raised questions and provided some answers by suggesting that there should be a radical revision of the land tenure leading to equal distribution. Finally, I am convinced that the future of theology and its credibility in Zimbabwe depends on the willingness of committed Christians to grapple with existential issues affecting the lives of the people, such as land in Zimbabwe today". -- Intro. p. xi.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Foreword dated Harare, June 1993 / C.S. Banana -- Introduction -- The Eighth Century Prophets (Amos, Hosea, Isaiah and Micah) -- Land Tenure in the Reigns of Pompey and the Herodians -- The Teaching of Jesus on the Eschatological Reality of God's Rule -- Pre-colonial Meaning of Land in Zimbabwe -- The Impact of the Land Tenure Act -- Contextualizing a Theology of Land for Zimbabwe -- The Project -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Maps and Tables -- Bibliography.
Colophon: Typeset by TextPertise (Pvt.) Ltd., Harare. Printed by Mambo Press, Gweru.
Author is an Anglican priest and senior chaplain at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare. [Elected Bishop of Eastern Zimbabwe 23 February 1999.]
A meditation by the now retired bishop of Manicaland, Zimbabwe. A reflection on Mark chapter 15, verses 9-14, the persecution and suffering of Christ because he was not one of the powerful and threatened them with his love for the poor and powerless. "As we know the same violence that nailed Jesus to the cross in still prevalent in our world even today. It has many forms and can be physical as well as verbal .... HIV and AIDS is claiming lots of lives in Zimbabwe today. Should anyone be stoned to death because of helping the infected or affected, for instance the orphans ? Should anyone be harassed or beaten up because she/he has offered food to a hungry family ? Indeed we have heard voices saying time and again: Do not love or care for them because they are not 'one of us'. Whenever an act of violence is committed, the perpetrators appear to be victorious. But history has shown us again and again that perpetrators of violence always become the losers in the end. Jesus appeared to be a victim but today we celebrate his victory of the resurrection ...".
"It is a great pleasure and privilege for IASCOME to present to ACC-12 our interim report. This interim report comes to you as a result of our recent IASCOME meeting in St. Andrew's, Scotland where we were warmly welcomed by the host Province of the Scottish Episcopal Church." -- Foreword.
Contents: Forward sic i.e. Foreword / Sebastian Manicaland i.e. Bakare, IASCOME Chair -- Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Our Mandate and Summary of Action so far -- Major Meetings and Conferences held and forthcoming -- Tasks Remitted to IASCOME -- Equipping and Formation for Mission -- Some Areas of Concern and Continuing Work -- Resolution -- Appendices.
Contents of appendices: Appendix I: Members of the Commission -- Appendix II: Mission at the Heart of the Church: Summary Report of Provincial Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators Conference, Nairobi May 2002 -- Appendix III: 'Encounters on the Road': Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix IV: 'Our Vision, Our Hope, The First Step': Statement from the All Africa Anglican HIV/AIDS Planning Framework -- Appendix V: Mission Focus Expressed by Commission Members -- Appendix VI: Global Reporting Initiative -- Appendix VII: Recommendations and Resolutions.