The Inter Anglican Standing Committee on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME) met for the last time in Larnaca, Cyprus, in February 2005. The committee, is composed of 21 persons from 18 nations and chaired by the Rt. Rev. Sebastian Bakare, Bishop of Manicaland, Zimbabwe. (Committee includes Dr. Eleanor (Ellie) Johnson, Anglican Church of Canada, who is pictured standing at far left of photo. See also photo p. 43.) The Committee proposed that a nine-point Covenant for Communion in Mission be prepared "as one of the ways in which churches, dioceses and parish/congregations could express their practical commitment to each other in their mission relationships". "It was suggested that alongside the terms partners or companions in mission, the words `friends' and `friendship' well reflected the quality of relationship that Jesus offered to those who followed him, and that his followers should offer each other". "The Commission will be presenting its substantial report, `Communion : Relationships in Mission', to the ACC [Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Nottingham, with plans to publish it for wider circulation as a source for study and stimulus to the wider Communion". Includes a brief listing of the Committee's accomplishments since its formation in 2000 as successor to MISSIO.
For the Life of the World : the Official Report of the 12th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Hong Kong 2002 : With the Enthronement Sermon of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Texts from the 2003 Primates Meeting in Brazil
"With the enthronement sermon of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and texts from the 2003 Primates Meeting in Brazil".
"Published for the Anglican Communion Office". -- verso of t.-p.
"More than a report, 'For the Life of the World' reflects the concerns of Anglican/Episcopal churches around the world in making the church a voice of reconciliation, following their international meeting in Hong Kong in 2002. An historic first found the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and the Archbishop of Canterbury-designate in the same place and time during a special liturgy on Holy Cross Day. Archbishop Rowan Williams' sermon is included, as is his enthronement sermon in Canterbury Cathedral and the Pastoral Letter from the 2003 Primates' Meeting in Brazil". -- back cover.
Contents: The Compass Rose -- Theme Song "For the Life of the World" -- Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui -- Preface / Peter Kwong -- Acknowledgements -- Prayers for the Anglican Communion -- Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) -- Officers and Members of the ACC and Staff at ACC-12 -- Photographs -- 14 September 2002 -- Sermon at the Ordination Service on Holy Cross Day / George L. Carey -- Homily at Early Morning Eucharist, Holy Cross Day / Rowan Williams -- 15 September 2002 -- A Guide to ACC-12 Elections -- Sermon at the Opening Eucharist / Peter Kwong -- Guidelines for ACC Meetings -- 16 September 2002 -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address / George L. Carey -- Report of the Standing Committee ACC-12 -- 17 September 2002 -- Address / Michael Lugor -- Chairman's Address / Simon Chiwanga -- Report by the Secretary General / John L. Peterson -- Report on the Political Situation in Burundi / Martin Blaise Nyaboho -- Report by the Department of Ecumenical Affairs and Studies / David Hamid -- Anglicans and Communion : Six Propositions from the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission -- 18 September 2002 -- InterAnglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME) Interim Report to ACC-12: 'Travelling Together in God's Mission' -- HIV/AIDS Presentation and Resolves / Ted Karpf -- Report by the Anglican Observer at the United Nations : 'Work and Mission of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations' / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- 19 September 2002 -- Financial Report / R.H.A. Eames -- 20 September 2002 -- Address / Ishmael Noko -- 21 September 2002 -- The International Anglican Women's Network Report / Alice Medcof -- Anglican Urban Network Report / Isamu Koshiishi and Andrew Daley -- Anglican Peace and Justice Report (APJN) Report from the Meeting, 23-30 November 2001 -- Anglican Congress/Gathering / Feasibility Group Report -- International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) : Background Paper and Report / Sally Thompson -- Report of the International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) / A. Candace Payne -- Anglican Communion Refugee and Migrant Network Report / Ian George -- Beijing + 5 Report to Standing Committee: Kanuga 2001 / Anglican NGO Delegation -- 22 September 2002 -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon at a Eucharist Service / George L. Carey -- 23 September 2002 -- Report on Interfaith Initiatives : 'Al-Azhar Al-Sharif' and 'The Alexandria Declaration' -- Anglican Principles Towards Better Inter-Faith Relations in Our World / Kenneth Fernando -- Report of Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion (NIFCON) / Clare Amos -- Ethics and Technology Report / Eric B. Beresford -- Report of the Coordinator for Liturgy / Paul Gibson -- Launch of the Anglican Web Portal / Oge Beauvoir -- 24 September 2002 -- Report of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) -- Anglican Communion Legal Advisers' Consultation Report / John Rees -- Report of the Executive Council for French-speaking Anglicans Throughout the World / Oge Beauvoir -- 25 September 2002 -- Sermon at the Closing Eucharist / Simon E. Chiwanga -- Appendices -- Bible Studies and Study Groups / Kenneth Fernando, Sally Thompson, Jenny Plane Te Paa and Ian George -- Resolutions of the Twelfth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council -- The Last Word : How to Decide What is Doctrine / Richard Harries -- Directory of Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion -- Additional Material -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Enthronement Sermon [27 February 2003] / Rowan D. Williams -- Pastoral Letter from the Primates of the Anglican Communion -- Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury [24 May 2003] / Rowan Williams.
Prior to 2002, reports of the Anglican Consultative Council meetings were catalogued as one periodical record. With 2002 OTCH will catalogue and treat Meeting reports as separate monographs due to size and incorporation of additional material.
The author describes the challenges to worldwide Anglicanism, including war, poverty, debt, HIV/AIDS, cruelty, racism and sexism and notes the initiatives and persistence of Anglican responses. He particularly describes the presentations on HIV/AIDS made to the first meeting of the new Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism by two women from the Diocese of the Highveld.
Twenty-two members of the Commission from every corner of the Anglican Communion gathered at the Kempton Park Conference Centre in South Africa for the first meeting of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Even. The group heard presentations about the reality of AIDS in South Africa and heard that "last year 250,000 South Africans died from AIDS. This number will double in six years". The group published a document entitled "A Call" and invited all dioceses, parishes and local churches, to consider the document and send their responses to the Mission Department of the Anglican Communion Office. [Full text of document reproduced here.]
Also includes an "HIV/AIDS -Factfile" and brief reports from USPG supported health projects in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia.
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME) met at Runaway Bay in Jamaica from 1-11 December 2003. It will meet once more in February 2005 before reporting to the Anglican Consultative Council Meeting in that year. "In our work together, we discussed the ongoing tensions and difficulties for Christians living under the shadow of war and terrorism, violence and poverty. Stories from across the Communion testify to the variety of creative responses Anglican churches are making to effect peace, justice, and community development. Our discussions drew particular attention to the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, globalization, United States led military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Islamisation". The Commission also affirmed the two consultations of Provincial Co-ordinators of Mission and Evangelism held in Nairobi in 2002 and Larnaca in 2003 as well as the gathering of Anglican Contextual Theologians [ACTs] held in Cambridge, Mass., in May 2003. "We were saddened that the Anglican Communion is currently living with deep tensions and disagreements over certain issues in human sexuality such that there is impaired communion between some of the churches in the Communion. Members spoke honestly about how recent actions by, and reactions to, the Episcopal Church in the United States have caused hurt, anger, and pain to many across the world and the Anglican Communion. We believe, however, that how we relate as a Communion in mission offers hope and healing to this fractured family of churches. We commit ourselves to living together in mission. We offer our stories and relationships in mission to the Anglican Communion as signs of God's transforming love". Dr. Ellie Johnson, is the Anglican Church of Canada member on the Commission.
Living Communion : The Official Report of the 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Nottingham 2005 : ...with the daily Bible studies of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the Special Reports on Human Sexuality : Presentations by the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church USA
"Compiled by James M. Rosenthal and Susan T. Erdey".
"Published for the Anglican Communion Office" -- verso of t.-p..
Contents divided into x main sections: [Introductory Section] -- The Report -- Financial Reports -- Constitution -- ACC Membership -- Special Report : Human Sexuality -- Provincial Secretaries -- Additional Material.
Contents of Introductory Section: Acknowledgements -- The Church of England.
Contents of The Report: The Resolutions -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Daily Bible Studies -- Sermons, Lectures and Addresses -- Departmental and Commission Reports -- Ecumenical Greetings -- Provincial and Network Reports.
Contents of Sermons, Lectures and Addresses sub-section: Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address / Rowan Williams -- Chairman's Address / John Paterson -- Address on the Millennium Development Goals / Hilary Benn -- Secretary General's Address / Kenneth Kearon -- Sermon at the Diocesan Celebration / Rowan Williams -- Closing Address to ACC-13 / N.T. Wright.
Contents of Departmental and Commission Reports sub-section: Department of Communications -- Department of Ecumenical Affairs -- Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism -- Department of Telecommunications -- Anglican Observer at the United Nations / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagalaoa-Matalavea.
Contents of Ecumenical Greetings sub-section: From the Baptist World Alliance -- From the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew -- From the Churches Together in Britain -- From the Lutheran World Federation -- From the Mar Thoma Church of Malabar -- From the Methodist Church Conference -- From the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity -- From the World Council of Churches.
Contents of Provincial and Network Reports.sub-section: Province of the Anglican Church of Congo -- Melanesian Brotherhood -- Anglican Indigenous Network -- Anglican Peace and Justice Network -- Anglican Communion Environment Network -- International Anglican Family Network -- Global Anglicanism Project -- International Anglican Women's Network -- International Anglican Youth Network -- International Anglican Liturgical Consultation -- Network for Inter-Faith Concerns -- Theological Education for the Anglican Communion.
Contents of Financial Reports section: Report of Financial and Administrative Committee -- Inter-Anglican Budget.
Contents of Constitution section: Constitution -- The New ACC Constitution : Explanatory Notes.
Contents of ACC Membership section: ACC-13 Participants List.
Contents of Special Report : Human Sexuality section: Presentation by the Anglican Church of Canada : Introductory letter from the Primate of Canada / Andrew Hutchison -- The Conversation in the Canadian Church -- Presentation by the Episcopal Church USA / J. Neil Alexander, Michael Battle, Charles E. Jenkins, Susan Russell, Jane Tully.
Contents of Provincial Secretaries section: Directory of Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion.
Contents of Additional Material Section: Photographs from ACC-13 -- Prayers for the Anglican Communion --Letter to the Children of Anglican Communion -- List of Child Artists in the Compass Rose Competition -- The Compass Rose.
Photo with caption: "Mission Work is never done or is it ? The drafting group, Marjorie Murphy, Director of Mission and Evangelism with Ellie Johnson of Canada and the Rev. Joseph William Kofi deGraft-Johnson of CMS Nigeria, following the commission meeting in Cyprus."
The 21 members of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME), chaired by the Rt. Rev. Sebastian Bakare, Bishop of Manicaland, met in St. Andrew's Scotland from 15-24 June 2002. They reviewed many programmes and projects related to mission and evangelism around the Communion, including the IASCOME sponsored gathering of Provincial Evangelism Officers held in Nairobi from 6-13 May 2002; the Conference for Mission Organisations entitled `Transformation and Tradition in Global Mission'; the inaugural meeting of the International Network of Parish-Based Missiologists; steps taken toward a network of Anglican Contextual Theologians (ACTs); and a plan for a Global Anglicanism Project designed to study the vitality of mission efforts in various churches around the Anglican Communion.