The Council of the Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) meeting in Lesotho has expressed deep concern over the fate of Archbishop George Brown of West Africa who has not been heard from in more than a month.
"In the pages that follow, Bishop Browne reflects upon a twenty-year stewardship, a stewardship that coincided with an invitation from the parent American Church to the Liberian Church to consider, self-support, self-government and self-propagation. The Bishop had risen to the challenge and moved the Liberian Church progressively in all three directions, fully attaining two but hindered from fully achieving the third (self-support) because of the nation's political and economic crises. He was even called upon to lead the autonomous Church of the Anglican Province of West Africa, shortly after the Liberian Church transferred into that Province from the American Church". -- Foreword.
Contents: Preface dated London, June 1993 / Herman B. Browne -- Acknowledgement -- Foreword dated University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, November 1992 / D. Elwood Dunn -- Introduction -- Evangelism and Self-Propagation -- Identity with Province of West Africa -- The Diocese and Its Educational Institutions -- Stewardship and Financial Autonomy -- Social Issues and Freemasonry -- The Liberian Civil War and Its Effects on the Church -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- About the Author.
Contents of Appendices: I. Covenant Plan -- II. Presiding Bishop Allin to Archbishop Ishmael LeMaire -- III. Presiding Bishop Allin to Bishop Browne -- IV. Instrument of Admission of the Diocese of Liberia into the Province of West Africa -- V. Agreement between Dr. G.H. can Schubert and the Missionary Diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Liberia -- VI. Pastoral Letter to the Clergy of Monrovia, Bassa and Sinoe.
OTCH Note: The author, Anglican Bishop of Liberia, died (14 February 1993) shortly after completely the text of this manuscript.
The Archbishop of West Africa, the Most Revd George Browne, who had not been heard of since July 1990, is alive and well and working with the churches in reconstruction and resettlement in war-torn Liberia.