"Deacons from Dallas (U.S.A.), Argentina, Uruguay and Cuba met with deacons and lay ministers from Peru for a week long conference at the end of April and beginning of May . The purpose was to enrich and encourage deacons in their office and ministry and to promote the 'permanent diaconate' in the Diocese of Peru". "The Diocese of Peru aims to encourage and promote the 'permanent diaconate' as a significant and central ministry. The Diocese of Dallas, through its Bishop, the Rt. Rev. James Stanton, has played an important role in developing the permanent diaconate , and this has been a major source of inspiration and encouragement to Bishop William [Godfrey]". Includes photo.
The Advent 1996 issue of the International Anglican Family Network "tells of just a few of the projects, linked with churches, which are trying to alleviate the suffering and halt the spread of the disease. In this terrible situation there are signs of hope." Article includes reports from 12 different countries.
"What to do ? Who can help ? Questions which confront all children and their families who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by St. Luke's Parish in Burlington, Ontario, the 'Miriam Child and Family Support Group' has initiated a program to train volunteers to help meet the needs of children and their families as voiced by affected families living West of Toronto. The Anglican Foundation has provided a grant as 'seed' money to help the group in establishing the program. The group receives referrals from social workers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and the Halton Public Health Department". [Text of entire article.]