Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning, his wife Patti and two staff colleagues, spent 10 days in the Middle East at Easter. They returned "nourished" for their ministry and strengthened in their determination to work for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, of Cape Town, was the keynote speaker at a three-day consultation dealing with trade, aid and debt which was held 4-6 June 1999 in a suburb of Washington DC. It was sponsored by the Washington Office on Africa and the Stony Point Conference Center. The "archbishop was blunt in calling for the `cancellation of unpayable debts as a first significant step towards a new economic beginning for the developing world, in particular Africa', providing `a springboard to new hope, to a new dispensation of economic justice". Archbishop Ndungane also repeated his call for the creation of an Economic Union of African States. The consultation also issued a final statement "Toward Economic Justice in Africa: A Kairos Moment for American Policy".
Building on a close relationship built over the years, Bishop Charles Keyser, suffragan bishop for the Armed Forces, welcomed a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church for an October tour of military installations and prison chaplaincies in the United States.
In a 16 April 1998 letter to his diocese, Bishop Larry Maze of Arkansas, traced the development of a mission congregation started by a group "that had become disenchanted with the general direction of the Episcopal Church". As the situation unfolds it is testing the boundaries of diocesan authority and may end up on the agenda of Lambeth.
Under the leadership of Eric Law of Vancouver, the bishops and spouses moved from an exercise intended to develop skills for "graceful conversation" to a series of presentations on international debt, racism and sexuality, followed by small group discussions.
The centennial of the Catedral del Redentor (the Cathedral of the Redeemer) in Madrid was marked by a powerful sense of survival. History of the church in Spain.
In his sermon, Anglican Archbishop of Dublin, Donald Caird pointed to the very special relationship between the Irish and Spanish churches who share some historical similarities as small churches in a sea of Roman Catholics.
"For three weeks [at Lambeth 1998] the bishops spoke passionately and at times argued vehemently about human sexuality, the authority of Scripture, the acceptance of women in the ordained ministry, and a host of other issues. By the time the Conference was over, many were wondering if the Anglican Communion had enough unity to survive in the new millennium. In this thorough and lively account of Lambeth '98, James Solheim presents a comprehensive, balanced report and analysis of a critical moment in the history of Anglicanism".
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Anglican Communion Will Never Be the Same -- No Stranger to Controversy -- The Globalization of Sexuality Concerns -- Appealing to Lambeth - Courtesy, Caution, and the Question of Authority -- Occasions of Sharing -- Hopeful Signs of Consensus -- Interpreting Lambeth -- Post-Lambeth Developments -- Epilogue: Household of Faith for the Future ? -- Appendix.
Appendix contains "An annotated list of the resolutions passed at the  Lambeth Conference by sections. Resolutions mentioned in the text of the book are included in their entirety".
After 25 years of official theological dialogue with the Lutherans, the Episcopal Church stands on the brink of a major ecumenical breakthrough as it considers the "Concordat of Agreement", a proposal that both churches enter "full communion".
"Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold visited the devastated site of New York's World Trade Center on Sunday February 3 . A memorial gathering at `Ground Zero' was followed by visiting the relief mission to rescue workers at nearby St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel, and preaching a sermon at Trinity Church, Wall Street, that put the arduous and often horrific tasks of rescue workers and volunteers in the context of justice, love, and faith. Archbishop Carey was among 40 world leaders attending the World Economic Forum in New York. A delegation of the leaders journeyed by bus to Ground Zero early on Sunday morning to hold a time of prayer on a viewing platform for family members who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center".