An ecumenical delegation from the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland (CCBI) reported that the election results expressed the voice of Malawi's people. The new president, Mr. Baliki Muluzi, is a Muslim and his vice-president, Mr. Justin Malawezi, is an Anglican.
Contents divided into five main sections: Introduction -- Section I: The Local Context -- Section II: Far-Reaching Concerns -- Section III: The Church in Areas of Civil/Regional Conflict -- Section IV: Principles Shaping Work in the Communion.
Contents: APJN Participant -- A Beginning -- Report from Aotearoa/New Zealand -- A Special Place -- Globalization and Poverty -- HIV/AIDS -- Justice and Peace Issues in the World -- Young People in the Anglican Church -- Environmental Issues -- Justice for Women -- Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (CEDC) -- Death Penalty -- Overview: Areas of Special Concern -- Great Lakes Region -- Burundi -- The Zimbabwean Situation -- Role of the Church in the Sri Lankan Conflict / Kumara B.S. Illanasinghe i.e. Illangasinghe -- Overview: Principles Shaping Work in the Communion -- Theological Education -- Toward Interfaith Understanding.
The Anglican Church of Canada was represented by Ms. Cynthia Patterson and the Rev. Canon Eric B. Beresford who is also "Ethicist for the ACC" i.e. Anglican Consultative Council.
The appointment of Anglican Bishop Gabriel Roric Jur of Rumbek, as foreign minister of Sudan, was the subject of lengthy debate at a meeting of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa in Harare on 20 October 1992.
"[By] Sehon S. Goodridge, Principal, Codrington College"
"Copyright 1977 by The CEDAR Press. 1st reprint, September 1977". -- verso of t.-p.
The CEDAR Press -- Christian Engagement in Development And Renewal -- is the publishing unit of the Caribbean Conference of Churches". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical endnotes.
Contents divided into sections: The Church and the Political Imperative -- Bad and Good Involvement of the Church in Politics -- The Church and Human Rights -- Revolution, Violent or Non-Violent ? -- Counting the Cost -- Notes.
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OTCH Note: The author, formerly Principal of Codrington College, was later the Anglican Bishop of the Windward Islands.
"Distributed in Canada by The Anglican Book Centre ... Distributed in Great Britain by S.P.C.K. ... Distributed in the U.S.A. by The Seabury Press". -- verso of t.-p.
"Printed in Canada 9,500, March 1962". -- verso of t.-p.
"The idea for this book arose originally out of the planning which was being done for the Anglican Congress of 1963. The publication of a small volume, setting forth the subjects that will concern Congress delegates, seemed eminently reasonable. With chapters written by men with particular competence to deal with their respective subjects, it would provide a good background for the discussions and deliberations of those who met together from all parts of the Anglican Communion. .... Therefore, the various authors wrote their chapters with ordinary Church members in mind, all those who are endeavouring to find the frontiers, plan the strategy, and help the Church fulfil its destiny. And it is our hope that 'The Church in the 60's' will, in some measure perhaps, assist the reader in his share of the work. This book has also been written with the small parish group in mind. A leader's guide is available to help groups on the parochial level explore the frontiers of the parish in religious, political, and cultural areas of the modern world. It may also assist them in considering effective parish mobilization and strategy and aid them in fulfilling their vocation and destiny in the Anglican Communion". -- Preface.
Contents divided into four parts: Part I: The Anglican Congress -- Part II: Frontiers of the Church -- Part III: Facing the Frontiers -- Part IV: The Anglican Communion.
Contents: Foreword / Michael Cantuar i.e. Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury -- Preface / Philip C. Jefferson --Congress '63 / H.H. Clark -- Minneapolis '54 / E.R. Fairweather -- Reaching the non-Christian Faiths / R.H.L. Slater -- Understanding Other Philosophies of Life / D.R.G. Owen -- Accepting the Political Challenges / J.G. Rowe -- Confronting the Cultural Challenges / W.R. Coleman -- Mobilizing the Manpower / E.G. Jay -- Organizing for Action / S.F. Bayne -- Finding its Place / H.M. Waddams -- Fulfilling its Destiny / Geoffrey Fisher.
"So, Williams' writings are difficult in two distinct ways. Much of his writing exhibits real academic difficulty -- difficulty of style, of range, of reference, of argument. Nevertheless, this academically difficult writing serves a simple message: all of it, that is, tries to proclaim the good news of God's utterly gracious, utterly gratuitous love, and raises the question of what difference that love makes to us. And that simple message is the most difficult one we can ever hear, in a rather different sense of 'difficult': it is difficult not because it will demand our most painstaking intellectual skills but rather it will demand everything". -- Intro., p. 5.
"This book provides a clear and simple guide to all the main themes of [Williams'] theology, and shows how they are related to his reading of the Bible, his careful and wide-ranging engagement with the Christian tradition, his grappling with contemporary culture. It shows how the Archbishop's ideas about peace or about popular culture, about sexuality or about evangelism, relate to his understanding of the nature of the life of God, and of the challenging good news of Jesus Christ. The book is designed especially for those who have no academic expertise or formal training in theology, but are interested in finding out more about what Rowan Williams stands for". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Difficult Gospel -- Disarming Acceptance -- The Source of Life -- Cloud of Witnesses -- Adulthood and Childhood -- Politics and Peace -- Sex and the Gospel -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Subject and Name Index.
"The Lambeth 1958 emphasis upon reconciliation comes into sharp focus in the Report of the Committee which considered the `Reconciling of Conflicts between and within Nations' and in the Resolutions, based upon this Report, which were adopted by the Conference as a whole. This present Bulletin contains these excerpts from the Lambeth Report". "This Bulletin begins with a Statement on `The Church and International Affairs' which the Bishop of New Westminster prepared and read before a meeting of the Canadian House of Bishops at Winnipeg in 1957. This paper, a preliminary document for the Lambeth Conference, emphasizes the essential role of the Rule of Law in the affairs of men, It is the Church's task, Bishop Gower says, to proclaim that Human Destiny and Divine Law are inseparable, and to work for the recognition of the Sovereignty of God throughout the world so that the needs and aspirations of men everywhere may have their true fulfillment". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Leonard F. Hatfield -- The Church and International Affairs / G.P. Gower -- The Reconciling of Conflicts between and within Nations : Lambeth Committee Report -- Resolutions Formally Adopted by the Lambeth Conference, 1958 on The Reconciling of Conflicts : Resolutions 100-111.
Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) representatives meeting in Harare say that the needs of Africa are being neglected in favour of those of Eastern Africa. Members also debated the participation of church leaders in government. This was sparked by the presence of Bishop Gabriel Roric Jur of Sudan who has been appointed minister of state for foreign affairs.
Text of the pastoral letter from the Primates Meeting which included mention of "the denial of human rights, often leading to the displacement of people and explosion of refugee populations, and by the persistence of poverty, racism, sexism, and tribalism in the midst of political and human strife." The letter gives thanks for the "political miracle in South Africa" and expressed the Primates' "continuing concern for the Church in Rwanda". The letter also mentioned the problem of international debt and referred to the "serious questions relating to human sexuality [which] are being faced by the Church" and asked that the Church "face the questions about sexuality with honesty and integrity, avoiding unnecessary confrontation and polarisation, in a spirit of faithful seeking to understand more clearly the will of God for our lives as Christians".
Five sermons and essays written and delivered in 1984 and 1985.
In this book, the author, now Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, "investigates some of the issues that confront us today in theology and politics, and comes to some interesting and original conclusions. He is weary of the self-righteous squabbles that many Christians seem to get into nowadays as they push their own sectional interpretation of highly elusive and complicated truths in both theology and politics. He is persuaded that truth is discovered in the whole enterprise of truth-seeking, including the disputes and contradictions that must accompany it. Christians, in fact, disagree among themselves on almost every topic under the sun and 'The Sidelong Glance' looks not so much at the issues on which they disagree but at the issue of disagreement itself. It argues that Christians should not seek too quickly to resolve their differences of approach, since these differences may be the very strength of the Christian Church and not something to run from. All that is necessary is that we should find more joy in the conflict and show less dislike of those with whom we disagree." -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface / Richard Holloway -- Part One: From the Sidelines -- Confessions of a Guilty Bystander -- The Politics of God -- Magnanimity -- Part Two: To the Centre -- The Mystery of God -- The Sidelong Glance -- Anglican Attitudes -- Glory Broken.
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