"Edited by Dr. Percy Dearmer, Canon of Westminster".
"The issue, indeed, is simple. The motives and methods of human life are not sufficiently moralised: it was to moralise the machinery of production, to limit the power of selfishness, that Wilberforce and Shaftesbury were working a century ago; and the whole world now enjoys what Christians then won: but in many ways industry and business, and family life, and civic and political activity, need further moralisation. Money -- the necessary use of tokens of exchange -- has been overlooked in its moral aspect (in spite of what Christ said about it) .... And, alas, there was one aspect of human life which was not understood a hundred years ago; and to this our present miseries are mainly due. The very word 'international' had then only just been coined by Jeremy Bentham. The whole conception of moralising international relations was in its infancy. So the world went on to its doom. So, because the nations and their representatives have not yet learnt the elements of international behaviour, we stand at this moment of writing on the brink of irretrievable disaster. It is in a very real sense true that only Christ can save the world from ruin to-day. Are we prepared to let his spirit save the nations from themselves ?" -- Preface, p. 10-11.
Contents: Preface By the Editor / Percy Dearmer -- Introductory: "Christ or Chaos ?" -- 1. Vindication / E.A. Burroughs -- 2. The Demands of the Ordinary Man / Albert Mansbridge -- Part I: The Present Chaos -- 1. The Intellectual and Moral Confusion / W.R. Matthews -- 2. The Confusion in Literature / Richard Ellis Roberts -- 3. The Social and Economic Confusion / P.T.R. Kirk -- 4. The Confusion in International Relations / J. Howard B. Masterman -- Part II: What Christianity Is -- 1. The Secret of Christ / Charles E. Raven -- 2. Christ's Conception of the Kingdom of God / Arthur Herbert Gray -- 3. The Original Fellowship Idea of the Christian Church / Joseph Wellington Hunkin -- 4. The Christian View of Man as Social / S.J. Bezzant -- 5. Christianity and History: -- a) General Development / Malcolm Spencer -- b) Social Progress and the Continental Churches / A.E. Garvie -- c) The Stockholm Conference / G.K.A. Bell -- 6. Uniting the Christian Forces / Edward S. Woods -- 7. What the Church is Doing: Social Activities / S.E. Keeble -- Part III: The Christian Solution -- 1. Personal and Family Life / A.A. David -- 2. Education / Charles Grant Robertson -- 3. The Social and Economic Order -- a) The Basis of Exchange / Hewlett Johnson -- b) Civic and Industrial Reform / J. Morgan Rees -- c) Individual Function and the Community / E. C. Urwin -- d) Labour and Leisure / A. Maude Royden -- e) The Rebirth of the Village / W. Beach Thomas -- 4. The State and Constructive Citizenship / W.G.S. Adams -- 5. The World of International Affairs -- a) Christianity and the League of Nations / Lord Dickinson -- b) The Crisis and the East / J.B. Raju -- c) Disarmament / Cosmo Gordon Lang -- d) A Christian Peace Policy / E.N. Porter Goff -- 6. Is There an Alternative ? -- a) Scientific Humanism and Religions of Life / H.G. Wood -- b) Industrial Secularism / Maurice B. Reckitt -- c) Communist Secularism / Nicolai A. Berdiaeff -- 7. The Church in the World: Failures and Opportunities / F.R. Barry -- 8. The Conclusion of the Matter / William Temple -- Index.
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Whereas there is an apparent need for a rethinking of Diocesan strategy concerning the Church's ministry in the downtown areas of our great cities, and
Whereas the Church as a whole has been called by the Lambeth Conference "to give special study to the task, strategy, and ministry of the Church within industrial society",
This General Synod notes with appreciation that initial steps have already been taken to study the situation in certain Dioceses and parishes, and on the national level through the National Conference on the Church Downtown, and
- Directs the Council for Social Service:
- (1) to establish the proposed Committee on Urban-Industrial Work without delay, and through that Committee,
- (2) to assist in the convening of regional consultations so as to share with clergy and laity in those areas some of the insights gained at the National Conference on the Church Downtown, and
- (3) to explore the possibilities of establishing research facilities which will assist Dioceses and parishes in the assessment of needs and in future planning.
"It was in the Mexico Conference on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches in 1963 that the six-continent approach to the emerging challenge of Urban-Industrial Mission was first emphasized. .... One of the most joyful facts of this brief ten years of history of Urban-Industrial Mission since the Mexico Conference is the uprising here and there of grass-roots people, those who are neglected, disinherited and oppressed, at the very bottom of society. .... In this booklet we have gathered specific cases of Urban-Industrial Mission in the six continents and included some of its basic perspectives and methods of operation. .... This booklet was prepared by the Advisory Committee of the Urban-Industrial Mission Desk of the World Council of Churches". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Masao Takenaka, Chairman of the UIM Advisory Group -- Scene: the phenomenon of migration -- Story: Some case studies -- Tema Industrial Mission, Ghana -- Zone One Tondo Organization, Philippines -- Michael Jones Community Ltd., England -- Centro Urbano: Nueva Parroquia, Argentina -- Mission Coalition Organization, USA -- Joint Action against Copper Mining in Puerto Rico -- Sviluppo II Community, Sicily -- Sign: the role of the Church -- Stream: the involvement of UIM -- Africa -- Asia -- Europe -- Latin America -- North America -- Song -- Notes -- Picture credits -- Further reading.