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Publication Date
Material Type
Call Number
BR 1285 N48 1983
[Toronto ON]
Canada China Programme of the Canadian Council of Churches
Publication Date
viii, 186 p. : ill., ports., maps ; 22.5 x 15.4 cm.
Material Type
"Edited by Theresa Chu [and] Christopher Lind".
Added sub-title on cover: An international dialogue with the Chinese Church.
Based on the conference: God's Call to a New Beginning, Montreal, Oct. 2-7, 1981.
"An historic meeting took place in Montreal in 1981. Catholic and Protestant leaders from China met with 150 other Christians from around the world, an unprecedented gathering which launched a new beginning in relationships and understanding. This book draws on the rich resources provided by that momentous occasion, although it is not a day to day conference report". -- Preface, p. i.
Contents divided into five main sections: The People -- Being the Church -- The Chinese Church and International Relations --Epilogue -- Appendix.
Bibliography: p. 178-184.
Contents: Dedication to Dr. Edward H. Johnson -- Preface / Raymond L. Whitehead -- Acknowledgements / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- Introduction / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- The Church in Revolution / Andre Myre -- Response / Tissa Balasuriya, Robert Carbonneau, James G. Endicott, Sebastian Kappen, K.H. Ting, Sergio Torres -- Reconciliation with the People / Chen Zemin -- Response: Jean Charbonnier, David Paton, Masao Takenaka -- Witnessing to Christ by Chinese Catholic Clergy and Laity / Fu Tieshan -- There is Freedom of Religious Belief in New China / Fu Tieshan -- Freedom as Viewed by a Chinese Christian / Shen Yi-fan -- People's Stories : Haiti / Karl Leveque -- Korea / Oh Jae-shik -- Barbados / Nita Barrow -- China / Shen Yifan -- Introduction / Anwar Barkat -- Church Life at the Grassroots / Jiang Peifen -- What New China Means to Me / Kiang Wen-han -- How New China Christians Think Anew Theologically / Shen Yi-fan -- How My Christian Faith Has Been Shaped by My Context / Cynthia McLean -- Reflections of a Chinese Catholic Layman / Lu Weidu -- Contextualization : No Passing Fad / Roger Hutchison -- Response: Tissa Balasuriya, Zhao Fusan, Oh Jae-shik -- People's Theology : Sri Lanka / Tissa Balasuriya -- Philippines / Louie Hechanova -- Chile / Sergio Torres -- China / Jiang Peifen -- Introduction / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- How "Foreign" Was the Christian Church in China ? / Kiang Wen-han -- Colonialism and Missionary Movement / Zhao Fusan -- From Blind Obedience to Independence / Wang Zicheng -- To Have an Independent, Self-Ruled and Self-Managed Church is Our Sacred Right / Tu Shihua --On International Relations of the Chinese Church / Han Wenzao -- Fourteen Points / K.H. Ting -- Difficulties and Prospects / K.H. Ting -- From "Church to the World" to "Church for the World" / Katharine B. Hockin -- Some Personal Reflections on Chinese Society / Paul Lin -- Introduction / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- Reflections on God's Call to a New Beginning / Don McInnis, Nicole Riberdy, Anthony Chang, Joyce Seroke, Zhao Fusan -- Envisioning the New Beginning / Doug Roche, James G. Endicott, David Paton, Edward H. Johnson, Franklin Woo, Tissa Balasuriya.
Appendex includes: Workshop Reports -- List of Participants -- Reports on the Conference by Participants: A Bibliography -- Other Reactions.
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A new beginning: an international dialogue with the Chinese Church
Chu, Theresa, 1924-
Lind, Christopher James Langbourne, 1953-2014
God's Call to a New Beginning (1981 : Montreal, Que.)
Canada China Programme
Balasuriya, Tissa, 1924-2013
Barkat, Anwar Masih, d. 1999
Barrow, Nita, 1916-1995
Carbonneau, Robert
Chang, Anthony
Charbonnier, Jean
Chen, Zemin
Endicott, James G. (James Gareth), 1898-1993
Fu, Tieshan
Han, Wenzao
Hechanova, Louie G.
Hockin, Katharine B. (Katharine Boehner), 1910-1993
Hutchinson, Roger, 1935-
Jiang, Peifan
Johnson, Edward Hewlitt (Ted), 1909-1981
Kappen, Sebastian
Kiang, Wen-Han
Leveque, Karl
Lin, Paul
Lu, Weidu
McInnis, Donald
McLean, Cynthia
Myre, Andre
Oh, Jae Shik, 1933-2013
Paton, David Macdonald, 1913-1992
Riberdy, Nicole
Roche, Douglas (Douglas James), 1929-
Seroke, Joyce
Shen, Yifan, 1928-1994
Takenaka, Masao, 1925-2006
Ting, K.H. (Ding Guangxun), 1915-2012
Torres, Sergio
Tu, Shihua
Wang, Zicheng
Woo, Franklin
Zhao, Fusan
Christianity - China
Christianity - China - 20th century - Addresses, lectures, etc.
Christians - China
Catholic Church - China
Church and state - China
God's Call to a New Beginning (1981 : Montreal, Que.)
Call Number
BR 1285 N48 1983
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Woman's Auxiliary fonds. - 1883-1974
Main Entry
Woman's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada
Description Level
Physical Description
5.6 m of textual and graphic materials
Fonds Number
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Physical Description
5.6 m of textual and graphic materials
Administrative History
The Woman’s Auxiliary was founded in April 1885 “for the promotion of missionary effort”. The first president was Margaret Medley, wife of the Bishop of Fredericton and Archbishop of the Province of Canada. Roberta E. Tilton of Ottawa was the major force in organizing both diocesan and parochial branches and in promoting the affiliation of existing groups and societies. The “Letter Leaflet” was a monthly publication first produced in the Diocese of Toronto. It expanded and became the W.A.’s official publication and in 1923 it was renamed “The Living Message”. The W.A. was reorganized in 1908 following the founding of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) to conform to the structure of General Synod. Caroline M. Patterson Hall was elected president and the first meeting of the General Board was held in Winnipeg. Initially the work of the W.A. included mission education among Girls; Juniors and Little Helpers (Babies) branches; support of women working as missionaries and assistants in Japan (later China and India) and on Indian Reserves; Dorcas work and financial support for the education of missionaries children. A pension fund for women missionaries was established in 1910. In 1912 after several years of discussion the W.A. agreed to assume responsibility for work with women and children overseas. This included additional budgeted expenditures for evangelism, schools and hospitals. This agreement was extended to the Canadian mission field in 1919. In 1928 the general meeting became annual. Recognizing an expanded social service role in 1931 the W.A. added a clause to its Constitution governing its cooperation with the General Board of Religious Education (GBRE) and the Council for Social Service (CSS). In 1966 the constitution was amended and the Woman’s Auxiliary became the Anglican Church Women (ACW). Integration with General Synod was agreed as a national goal and took place in 1973. Since that time the organization exists by choice at the diocesan and parish levels.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the constitution; minutes; legal records; reports; correspondence; missionary employment records; financial records; administration files; printed materials; photographs; scrapbooks; and audiovisual materials.
The fonds is arranged in the following series: Series 1. Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1889-1973; Series 2. Constitution of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1885-1970; Series 3. Legal records, 1883-1968; Series 4. Annual Meeting Reports, 1886-1973; Series 5. Executive Committee Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1886-1973; Series 6. Records of the W.A. President, 1885-1960; Series 7. Records of the Corresponding Secretary, 1890-1948; Series 8. Records of the Recording Secretary, 1918, 1929; Series 9. Records of the Dorcas Secretary, 1886-1964; Series 10. General, 1886-1962; Series 11. Literature and Supply, 1913; Series 12. Junior and Little Helpers, 1926-1964; Series 13. Committees, 1893-1974; Series 14. Missionaries, 1891-1961; Series 15. Finance records, 1887-1971; Series 16. Anglican Church Women Administration Files, 1969-1974; Series 17. Printed Materials, 1886-1971; Series 18. Diocesan Reports, 1885-1974.
Related Fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds
Main Entry
Woman's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate Name
Church of England Woman's Auxiliary to Missions
Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Domestic and Foreign Missions of the Church of England in Canada
Woman's Auxiliary to the Church of England in Canada
Woman's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church Women
Missionaries - Women
Accession Number
GS76-15; GS87-19; M2011-10
P7562; P8402; P8439
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