"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 next meeting of the Anglican-Orthodox Joint Doctrinal Discussions (AOJDD) will take place in March 1989 in Finland. Since the last meeting of the AOJDD in Dublin in 1984 the Ecumenical Patriarch has appointed Metropolitan John Zizioulas as its new Co-Chairman. In October , before the Orthodox Church met in Rhodes to discuss women's ministry and before the election of the first Anglican woman bishop, Nicola Currie interviewed the Co-Chairmen of the AOJDD, the Rt. Rev. Henry Hill [Anglican Church of Canada] and Metropolitan John Zizioulas about its future work".
The new Centre for Anglican Communion Studies (CEFACS) opened 1 December 1992 at Selly Oak in Birmingham. "The emphasis of the one-year CEFACS programme is on learning through experience and sharing with one another. ... The participants study Anglican history and tradition for the light that it can shed on their own church and the Anglican church today. The syllabus calls it `studying history in reverse'." "The second term of the programme is devoted to `issues facing the Anglican church today'. For many Anglican churches the question of inculturation is a controversial issue." "Another key issue facing many of the participants is mission in the Decade of Evangelism".
"This article first appeared in the Church Times and is reprinted here with permission from the Editor (18.1.93)".
At head of cover title: Anglican Consultative Council X, Panama City".
"Published for the Anglican Communion by Morehouse Publishing".
"This report captures the essence of the multi-faceted, multicultural Anglican Communion through the sermons, hearings, reports, and resolutions from the 10th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council held in Panama City in October 1996. There the Council wrestled with the key issues that must be addressed by the Anglican Communion as it faces the challenges of mission, human sexuality, fundamentalism, Islam, crises, morality, evangelism, liturgy, ecumenical relations, and structure in the twenty-first century. Includes the complete text of 'The Virginia Report' on church structure, 'The Dublin Report' on liturgy, and an address by the Archbishop of Canterbury that discusses the possibility of an Anglican Congress in the near future and the topics set for the 1998 Lambeth Conference". -- back cover.
Contains NO index although listed in Table of Contents.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Member Churches of the Anglican Consultative Council -- Preface / Richard Harries -- Introduction / James M. Rosenthal -- Sermons and Addresses -- Sermon at the Opening Eucharist / Samir Kafity -- "Looking to the Future": Presidential Address / George Carey -- Opening Remarks / Colin Craston -- Opening Remarks / Simon Chiwanga -- Address / John L. Peterson -- Sermon at the Gimnasio Nuevo / George Carey -- Sermon at the Closing Eucharist / Colin Craston -- The Hearings -- On Plans for the Millennium in Bethlehem / John L. Peterson -- On Jerusalem / Samir Kafity -- On Human Sexuality / Richard Harries -- On Islam / Alexander Malik -- The Reports -- Address on The Virginia Report / Robin Eames -- On Mission: The First Report from Missio / Roger Chung Po Chuen -- On Mission: Report on the Mid-Point of the Decade of Evangelism / Cyril Okorocha -- On Guidelines for Membership by New Provinces / John Rees -- On Liturgy / Paul Gibson -- On Ecumenical Affairs / Donald Anderson -- On Communications / James Rosenthal -- On the United Nations / James Ottley -- On Rwanda / David Birney -- Section Reports -- Section 1: Looking to the Future in Worship -- Section 2: Looking to the Future in Ministry -- Section 3: Looking to the Future in Relating to Society -- Section 4: Looking to the Future in Communicating Our Belief in God -- The Resolutions of the Conference -- General Business -- Officers and members of the ACC Participants and Staff at ACC-10 -- Budget for the ACC -- Appendices -- The Virginia Report -- Renewing the Anglican Eucharist: The Dublin Report -- Statement of the Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem November 1994 -- The Porvoo Declaration -- WCC Petition on Climate Change -- A Final Thought / The Editors..
In June 1996, thousands of pilgrims will journey to a place near Merondera, Zimbabwe, to remember the country's most famous Anglican, Bernard Mizeki (born Mamiyeri Mizeka Gwamba). Bernard was a catechist who was killed 18 June 1893 in the Matabele war. This year pilgrims to his shrine will come from all over the Anglican Communion.
"This account is based on Jean Farrant's biography of Bernard Mizeki, entitled `Mashonaland Martyr' published by Oxford University Press."
"During Epiphany  Worcester Cathedral in England hosted an unusual art exhibition. Entitled `Epiphany -- A Journey in Porcelain and Light' the pieces were ceramic sculptures lit from within which explored the theme of Epiphany and revelation. Nicola Currie, who writes the resources page for `Anglican World' magazine, writes here about her ceramic work". "This exhibition is the culmination of my special study into Art and Spirituality in a Contemporary Context". "My own understanding of spirituality has led me to an appreciation of the multi-layering aspect of narrative and image. .... I began the degree in order to explore my love of painting but after initial experiments in paint and multi-media on the theme I developed the idea of multi-layering through the interplay of light, image and translucent `growing' porcelain forms". "The exhibition explores three main themes, the first of which is journeying. ... [The second] ... is how vessels can be containers of meaning .... The third theme explores the role of light".
"Bishop Maurice Sinclair was elected Primate of the Province of the Southern Cone earlier this year . In this portrait of the new primate by Nicola Currie, Bishop Sinclair outlines the importance of the Anglican Church as a via media in the South American situation. Continuing in a second article on the province, the Rev. Bob Duffield, the General Secretary of the South American Missionary Society in Australia shows how this via media is realized in different dioceses of the province."
"The Province of the Southern Cone of America is a province of contrasts and contradictions. It bribngs together 27,000 Anglicans from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. It unites Indian, Latin and European. It is perhaps the most un-English of the Anglican provinces, yet most of its bishops are English ...".
The Story Keepers is an animated series, in 13 episodes, based on the Gospel of Mark, which was written by the Rev. Brian Brown, a retired English Methodist minister. The series uses cartoons to teach since "Animation is to today's children what stained glass and religious art were to a pre-literate society". The project has been enthusiastically endorsed by both Catholic and Evangelical Protestants. The series was produced in Ireland and the British version features a Jesus who speaks with an Irish accent. [In North America the series is distributed by Zondervan and has been re-dubbed with North American voices.] The stories focus on a group of first-century Christians, many of them orphan children, who live and face persecution in Nero's Rome. Children are captivated by the stories and the series has become a well-deserved success.
"Visitors to Blackburn Cathedral in England meet some extraordinary life-size images of Christ around the building. These brightly coloured paintings are by the British artist Penny Warden. Entitled `The Journey' they portray the journey of Christ to the Crucifixion. But these images defy the normal conventions of paintings of the Stations of the Cross. Most strikingly the Cross is absent. Nor does the series finish with an image of Christ's tomb but instead with an energetic image of the Resurrection in stunning golds and oranges". "The series of 15 paintings are painted with rich vibrant oil colours on six-foot canvases." "Penny Warden began her career as an artist in recent times. She originally studied theology and taught religious education before pursuing her passion for paint and colour. She is delighted that Blackburn commissioned the pieces and says: `They place religious art where it should be, and where it always was in religious places'."