"Three of the seven dioceses of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, on his recent pastoral visits in South America. The stops included Northern Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay. In Montevideo [in Uruguay], the Archbishop addressed the meeting of all the bishops and the Provincial Synod.. The province has 40,000 communicants representing many cultures and races."
"At the recent Provincial Synod, a vote was taken on the ordination of women as priests. The vote in favour of the measure received a majority but failed to reach the needed two thirds majority to passs. According to a Provincial press release 'some bishops and delegates spoke of their desire to be faithful to the biblical witness as a reason for their oppostion'. Bishop Sinclair shared his support for the motion, in a statement given just before the motion."
Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for New Year 2003/2004. An editorial and series of short reports from different agencies and countries about "Abandoned Children." "[C]hildren fending for themselves in the face of disease and danger; not only without adequate material necessities, but also without the love and emotional support that all human beings need to thrive". "The provision of refuges for children who have been living on the streets, including health care and education demonstrate the practical power of Christian love."
Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for Advent 2001. An editorial and series of short reports from different agencies and countries about family breakdown. "The articles in this newsletter tell of increased marriage and relationship breakdown, more children on the streets, more despair fuelling alcohol and drug abuse. Many refer to the root causes of poverty, the AIDS pandemic, and, of course, war ... But the picture is not all bleak. An article from Canada points out that a marriage breakdown may, in some cases, represent a new start, free from hidden violence and abuse. Many of the articles tell of vigorous efforts being made by churches and projects from all over the Anglican Communion to help the casualties of family breakdown".