"The diocese of Nova Scotia will sign a companionship covenant with the diocese of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea at the next diocesan synod in June . Bishop Isaac Gadebo of Port Moresby will visit the diocese during synod and for three weeks afterward. The companionship commits the two dioceses to sharing information, encouragement and prayer". Text of entire article.
The Rev. Michael Collier (with his family), from Prince Edward Island, was inducted as rector of the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Martin's Boroko in the National Capital District of Papua New Guinea on 3 March 1995. The Church of Papua New Guinea is an Anglo-Catholic province and enjoys very close relationships with the local Roman Catholic Church. The province does not ordain women.
"This study guide was the concept of the Diocesan Board of Anglican Church Women for the Diocese of Nova Scotia, as a means of increasing awareness within their membership of the wider world of the Anglican Communion. .... The Diocese of Port Moresby could not be looked at in isolation, but rather within the wider context of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, and of the people and the nation which comprise that church. The materials included are intended to give a general overview of the life and work of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, its history, and the challenges that it faces. As well, we have included information on this fascinating country and its people and some of the social concerns that they are dealing with." -- Intro. leaf [ii].
Includes Table of Contents "Index" on leaf [ii].
Contents: Introduction -- Prayer / Bernard Narokobi -- Maps -- Facts About Papua New Guinea -- Pidgin Dictionary -- Lord's Prayer and Apostles' Creed in PNG Pidgin -- Why a Companion Diocese ? -- A Ministry of Companionship -- A Brief History of the Diocese of Port Moresby -- The Anglican Martyrs of Papua New Guinea -- Missionaries in PNG: The Early Years -- Missionaries in PNG: Into Modern Times -- Postscript -- Life in Today's PNG: Change and Challenge -- From Portsmouth to Papua New Guinea -- Christmas in Papua New Guinea -- A Theology of Travel in Papua New Guinea -- Anglicans Voice the Needs of Women in PNG -- Tragedies of Papua New Guinea Women -- Into the Time Machine -- The Impact of Mining in PNG -- Tourism in the Pacific -- Arts and Crafts in PNG.
"`Interesting, informative, inspiring, humbling, encouraging and exhausting' ... Ron Taylor's description of his recent three-week visit to the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea. He learned at first hand the demands and difficulties of working in this tropical mountainous land where small boats, small planes and walking are the main means of travelling between settlements outside cities".
The author, a librarian and Volunteer in Mission from the diocese of Montreal, is working at Newton Theological College, in Papua New Guinea. She describes a powerful speaker at the College. "Fr. Nicholas (Anglican priest) from Zimbabwe, who was doing a training workshop on AIDS/HIV. This man is training church people and teachers by telling them about the Zimbabwean experience: how the church shut its eyes and ears to the virus, refused to talk about the sexual connection, refused to endorse the use of condoms and now is reaping the awful harvest of those decisions". She also describes how garbage disposal is handled at the College and the concern that the College has polluted a local water source. She will soon start teaching an advanced English course for the wives of students.
The author, with his wife Norma and son Richard, are Volunteers in Mission from the diocese of Nova Scotia in Boroka, Papua New Guinea. Michael Collier is a priest who has had a number of different experiences including "being interviewed by an envoy of the Vatican last year  and writing a speech for Bishop Isaac (Gadebo) to welcome the Secretary General of the WCC (World Council of Churches) last week". He comments on the strong ecumenical co-operation between Anglicans and Roman Catholics, noting that the newly elected Anglican Bishop of New Guinea Islands, Michael Hough, "is a former Roman priest and Franciscan". He also describes the climate, insect/wildlife/reptile situation and security/personal safety concern caused by "rascals" i.e. criminals.
The author, a librarian and Volunteer in Mission from the diocese of Montreal, is working at Newton Theological College, in Papua New Guinea. In this article she describes her travel to the Papua New Guinea, initial stay with Bishop Peter Fox of Port Moresby and first impressions of the college. In Port Moresby she visited Anglicare, "a wonderful AIDS project", "where non-judgmental assessment and counseling if given, and which is involved in intense education work around the issue of AIDS.