"Taken from a letter of greetings by the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion". "The Lambeth Conference this year  noted with gratitude the particular contribution of the WCC [World Council of Churches] to Anglican understanding of unity of the Church .... The invaluable ministry of diakonia in co-ordinating the relief and development efforts of the Churches is a blessing to the whole human community. Our Anglican vision of the unity of the Church and the unity of the human community has been challenged and supported by the ministry of the WCC. Anglicans rejoice and give thanks for these 50 years of witness".
In February 1997 more than a thousand Anglicans met together at the Australian National University in Canberra to launch the 150th anniversary of the dioceses of Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Melbourne. At the conference, the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, gave a challenging address on the subject "Faith under Fire: the Suffering Church" which is reproduced in full here.
Inset column reporting from the sermon of Canon John L. Peterson at St. Luke's Chapel, Tokyo, during the CUAC Conference in which he said: "As a result of my travels in the Communion I know that some of our Colleges, Universities and seminaries are facing devastation because they have only minimal resources available to them. In our office we collect books that come to be reviewed in Anglican World and we give them to various seminaries. I do not know about you, but when I visit retired clergy or retreat houses and see the untouched libraries of some of the great Anglican classics, I bow my head in shame to think that some of the great tools of education have become near idols and decoration when they could be put to very good use in so many seminaries in the Communion. Might I urge CUAC to initiate creative companion relations with Colleges, Universities and seminaries throughout the Anglican Communion, modelled after our Companion Dioceses programme".
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..
Subtitle on cover: A report of the mid-point review of the Decade of Evangelism.
"From 4 to 9 September 1995 at The Kanuga Conference Center Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA". -- t.-p.
Contents divided into five main sections: Introduction -- Main Sessions -- Regional reports -- Responses to regional reports -- Appendices.
Contents: Introduction -- 1. Introduction : Why G-CODE 2000 ? / Colin Craston -- 2. Prologue : G-CODE 2000: An Anglican Pentecost / Cyril Okorocha -- 3. Welcome: A Church for all Peoples / John Peterson -- Mains Sessions -- 4. The Anglican Communion and Evangelism / George L. Carey -- 5. Primary Evangelism / Yong Ping Chung -- 6. Evangelism in a Context of War, Marginalization and Poverty / Dinis Sengulane -- 7. Evangelism : Poverty, Political and Social Instability / Jubal Neves --Evangelism in Various Contexts -- 8. Youth -- 9. Women -- 10. Politics -- 11. Business -- 12. Media -- Regional Reports -- 13. West Africa -- 14. Francophone -- 15. East Africa -- 16. East Africa -- 16. Southern Africa -- 17. North Africa and the Middle East -- 18. The United States of America -- 19. Canada -- 20. Europe -- 21. New Zealand -- 22. Aotearoa -- 23. Polynesia -- 24. Australia -- 25. South America -- 26. Southern Cone -- 27. Caribbean -- 28. South West Pacific -- 29. East Asia -- 30. Japan -- 31. Indian Sub-Continent -- 32. Regional Review -- Responses to Regional Reports -- 33. Four Precious Gifts for Effective Ministry / George L. Carey -- 34. Evangelism : An Ecumenical Perspective / Raymond Fung -- 35. Summary of Delegates' Reports -- 36. Message to the Primates --37. What Now ? / Colin Craston -- 38. Epilogue: Some Personal Reflections after G-CODE 2000 / a Delegate -- Appendices -- A1. Summary of Observers' Reports -- A2. Bible Studies -- A3. Summary of Finances -- A4.0. G-CODE Planning Group -- A5.0. Countries Represented at G-CODE 2000 -- A6.0. Editorial Group.
Canadian report by Nancy Gibbons "Lay person from the Parish of St. Luke, Mississauga, Member of the Primate's Evangelism Network", pp. 100-103.
For the Life of the World : the Official Report of the 12th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Hong Kong 2002 : With the Enthronement Sermon of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Texts from the 2003 Primates Meeting in Brazil
"With the enthronement sermon of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and texts from the 2003 Primates Meeting in Brazil".
"Published for the Anglican Communion Office". -- verso of t.-p.
"More than a report, 'For the Life of the World' reflects the concerns of Anglican/Episcopal churches around the world in making the church a voice of reconciliation, following their international meeting in Hong Kong in 2002. An historic first found the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and the Archbishop of Canterbury-designate in the same place and time during a special liturgy on Holy Cross Day. Archbishop Rowan Williams' sermon is included, as is his enthronement sermon in Canterbury Cathedral and the Pastoral Letter from the 2003 Primates' Meeting in Brazil". -- back cover.
Contents: The Compass Rose -- Theme Song "For the Life of the World" -- Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui -- Preface / Peter Kwong -- Acknowledgements -- Prayers for the Anglican Communion -- Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) -- Officers and Members of the ACC and Staff at ACC-12 -- Photographs -- 14 September 2002 -- Sermon at the Ordination Service on Holy Cross Day / George L. Carey -- Homily at Early Morning Eucharist, Holy Cross Day / Rowan Williams -- 15 September 2002 -- A Guide to ACC-12 Elections -- Sermon at the Opening Eucharist / Peter Kwong -- Guidelines for ACC Meetings -- 16 September 2002 -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address / George L. Carey -- Report of the Standing Committee ACC-12 -- 17 September 2002 -- Address / Michael Lugor -- Chairman's Address / Simon Chiwanga -- Report by the Secretary General / John L. Peterson -- Report on the Political Situation in Burundi / Martin Blaise Nyaboho -- Report by the Department of Ecumenical Affairs and Studies / David Hamid -- Anglicans and Communion : Six Propositions from the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission -- 18 September 2002 -- InterAnglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME) Interim Report to ACC-12: 'Travelling Together in God's Mission' -- HIV/AIDS Presentation and Resolves / Ted Karpf -- Report by the Anglican Observer at the United Nations : 'Work and Mission of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations' / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- 19 September 2002 -- Financial Report / R.H.A. Eames -- 20 September 2002 -- Address / Ishmael Noko -- 21 September 2002 -- The International Anglican Women's Network Report / Alice Medcof -- Anglican Urban Network Report / Isamu Koshiishi and Andrew Daley -- Anglican Peace and Justice Report (APJN) Report from the Meeting, 23-30 November 2001 -- Anglican Congress/Gathering / Feasibility Group Report -- International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) : Background Paper and Report / Sally Thompson -- Report of the International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) / A. Candace Payne -- Anglican Communion Refugee and Migrant Network Report / Ian George -- Beijing + 5 Report to Standing Committee: Kanuga 2001 / Anglican NGO Delegation -- 22 September 2002 -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon at a Eucharist Service / George L. Carey -- 23 September 2002 -- Report on Interfaith Initiatives : 'Al-Azhar Al-Sharif' and 'The Alexandria Declaration' -- Anglican Principles Towards Better Inter-Faith Relations in Our World / Kenneth Fernando -- Report of Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion (NIFCON) / Clare Amos -- Ethics and Technology Report / Eric B. Beresford -- Report of the Coordinator for Liturgy / Paul Gibson -- Launch of the Anglican Web Portal / Oge Beauvoir -- 24 September 2002 -- Report of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) -- Anglican Communion Legal Advisers' Consultation Report / John Rees -- Report of the Executive Council for French-speaking Anglicans Throughout the World / Oge Beauvoir -- 25 September 2002 -- Sermon at the Closing Eucharist / Simon E. Chiwanga -- Appendices -- Bible Studies and Study Groups / Kenneth Fernando, Sally Thompson, Jenny Plane Te Paa and Ian George -- Resolutions of the Twelfth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council -- The Last Word : How to Decide What is Doctrine / Richard Harries -- Directory of Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion -- Additional Material -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Enthronement Sermon [27 February 2003] / Rowan D. Williams -- Pastoral Letter from the Primates of the Anglican Communion -- Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury [24 May 2003] / Rowan Williams.
Prior to 2002, reports of the Anglican Consultative Council meetings were catalogued as one periodical record. With 2002 OTCH will catalogue and treat Meeting reports as separate monographs due to size and incorporation of additional material.
The newly constituted Theological Education for the Anglican Communion Working Group met with Archbishop Rowan Williams in November 2003. Archbishop Williams "emphasised the importance of theological education for the mission of our Church. It is only when we really understand our faith that we can fully appreciate how different and new the Good News which we have to share with the world really is. The task of this Working Group is, as Archbishop Rowan assured us, desperately important for the future health and life of the Anglican Communion. The TEAC Working Group is being called upon to help our Communion rediscover a sense of creative wrestling to allow Scripture and tradition to speak to our time and in our different cultural contexts." Archbishop Williams also spoke about "the particular treasures of our Anglican tradition. George Herbert, the 17th century priest and poet [on whose feast day he was installed as Archbishop of Canterbury], is a prime example of this tradition -- a tradition in which theology is `inhabited' and delighted in through preaching, prayer and poetry".
On 5 March 2004 the Archbishop of Canterbury attended a service of Global Witness and Ministry at St. Andrew's House, Westbourne Park, London. The service was also one of blessing for the new home of the Anglican Secretariat (Anglican Communion Office). The renovated building was originally the home of the Sisters of St. Andrew who have made it available to the Communion Office on a twenty year lease for a peppercorn rent of one pound per year. The convent has been transformed into a working office along with a Chapel and seven rooms for guests available at a very reasonable rate. The 5 March service was attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, six Primates of the Anglican Communion and the members of the Anglican Consultative Council Standing Committee.
At the end of August 2004 (26 August to 2 September) the Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion met in the Diocese of the Highveld. Partnership was a key topic at the meeting and the Rev. Pascal Bigiriman [i.e. Bigirimana], Provincial Secretary of Burundi, spoke eloquently on the subject and referred to "Paul's letter to the Galatians, particularly the verse where Paul exclaims: `You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you ?' (Gal. 3.1). Looking at the state of our partnership in the Anglican Communion, Pascal said he was forced to ask the questions `We foolish Anglicans, who has bewitched us ?'" Peterson comments that "As Christians, we have a unique partnership with God and with our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. Partnership means that we carry each other's burdens. It means that our partnership might not always be equal, but it is a partnership that always places our neighbour's needs and concerns above our own. Some partnerships in the Anglican Communion have recently been broken. But as an Anglican Communion we can be grateful to the Lambeth Commission on Communion which produced the Windsor Report. Archbishop Robin Eames and his Commission have set us a new path to follow. The Report calls us to a new sense of Restorative Justice, in which we acknowledge past wrongs and embrace our former adversaries. This harder than Punitive Justice, but it is the right way forward. Without a doubt if the recommendations of the Windsor Report are put into practice, the partnership of this Communion will be much stronger in the years to come."
From 14-25 September 1999 the eleventh meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council will meet in Dundee, Scotland. "Unique among the Instruments of Unity, the ACC is the one forum which includes laity among its members. It has long been a principle of Anglican Church life to include the voice of the laity in deliberation, in discussion and in decision making." "The Lambeth Conference 1998 has called for the ACC to look at the structures of the Communion, particularly in the light of the Virginia Report. Each ACC member has been asked to seek the mind of his/her Province with regard to the questions and issues raised in the Virginia Report so each Instrument of Unity may be shaped to serve the better the Communion more effectively."
A complete list of the "Members of the Anglican Consultative Council" is printed on p. 52.