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..
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 Church of England is passing through a time of significant change and great opportunity. The changes sometimes bring discomfort and some dangers to our common life. However, they are also generating immense creativity and the possibility of new things. .... As the Church of England, we need to make wise decisions in order to shape our future. Those decisions are needed in parishes, clusters and deaneries; they are needed in dioceses and in national Church life. They are needed with some urgency. But anxiety never produces the kind of wisdom that is required. It can too easily create a climate in which we climb on bandwagons, adopt simplistic solutions, buy into the latest franchise, which guarantees success, bury our heads in the sand or veer this way and that at the mercy of every wind of change. .... As authors we have tried to draw out some basic principles from a range of different disciplines and perspectives that shed light on the times we are living in and the directions we may be called to take. .... Undergirding these different perspectives, however, there are two common principles. The first is a perspective of hope for the Church and the conviction that our hope is not based on evidence or trends or what we observe around us but is rooted in God's grace and mercy and faithfulness. .... The second principle is a conviction that, in order to share in the mission of God in our own generation, we are called to develop our existing churches and communities with their own traditions but we are also called to encourage and begin fresh expressions of church. The Archbishop of Canterbury [Rowan Williams] coined the phrase 'mixed economy church' while he was still a bishop in Wales. It catches well this 'both-and' approach to our church life which is being taken forward with commitment and love in many different dioceses and ecumenically. This thinking is developed further in the watershed report, 'Mission-shaped Church', published in 2004." -- Intro.
Contents divided into three parts: Understanding our Context -- Theological Resources -- Ways Forward.
Contents: Introduction dated February 2006 / Steven Croft -- Many rooms in my Father's house: the changing identity of the English parish church / Martyn Percy -- On the analyst's couch: psychological perspectives on congregations and clergy / Sara Savage -- From obligation to consumption: understanding the patterns of religion in Northern Europe / Grace Davie -- Theological resources for re-examining church / Rowan Williams -- Focusing church life on a theology of mission / Graham Cray -- Serving, sustaining, connecting: patterns of ministry in the mixed economy church / Steven Croft -- Doing traditional church really well / Robin Gamble -- Good practice is not what it used to be: accumulating wisdom for fresh expression of church / Michael Moynagh -- Mapping the mixed economy / Ann Morisy -- Fresh expressions growing to maturity / George Lings -- Reconfiguring a diocese towards mission / Ian Cundy -- Legal matters: what you need to know / John Rees -- Conclusion / Steven Croft -- Notes -- General Index.
This document was published "as part of the resources for the  Lambeth Conference". -- p. .
Includes bibliographical references.
"Professor [Norman] Doe broached the idea of identifying an Anglican 'common law' at a meeting of the Primates of the Communion in 2001, and Archbishop Carey asked me to convene a first meeting of Anglican canon lawyers in Canterbury the following year. All the Primates of the Communion were asked to nominate a senior legal adviser who could attend. Most did so, and 30 lawyers took part, representing 17 provinces or churches of the Communion. Norman Doe's initial idea had by then developed into a body of 50 or so general principles, which were discussed extensively by those present. What emerged was a remarkable degree of convergence when these principles began to be bench-tested against the practical reality experienced by these lawyers from all over the globe. A smaller drafting group then met in Canada, and again in the West Indies, at which a great deal of further discussion and revision took place. .... We are indebted not only to Norman and his colleagues [at Cardiff University] ... but to those who took part in those discussions ... and some are the authors of the short notes which introduce each of the sections set out in the body of the text. For the record, they are: Miss Philippa Amable, Chancellor of the Diocese of Ho, Province of Ghana; Mr. David Booth Beers, Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Church, United States; Mr. Robert Falby, Chancellor of the Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada; Mr. Bernard Georges, Chancellor of the Province of the Indian Ocean; Mrs. Rubie Nottage, Chancellor of the West Indies; Canon John Rees, Registrar of the Province of Canterbury, Church of England; Miss Fung-Yi Wong, Provincial Registrar of the Province of Hong Kong. .... A final word of warning. You will not find many, if any, of the Principles set our here appearing word-for-word in any particular formulation in your own constitution or canons, in law books or in other legal instruments. These are principles, not laws ...". -- Preface.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Foreword by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury / Rowan Cantuar i.e. Williams -- Preface / John Rees, Convenor, Anglican Communion Legal Advisers' Network -- Principles -- Definitions -- The Contribution of Common Principles of Canon Law to Ecclesial Communion in Anglicanism: An Essay / Norman Doe -- Endnotes -- Note on Contributors.
Principles section sub-divided into eight parts: Church Order -- The Anglican Communion -- Ecclesiastical Government -- Ministry -- Doctrine and Liturgy -- Ecclesiastical Rites -- Church Property -- Ecumenical Relations.