At a conference in Uganda on 18 January 1998, the Most Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane said "the time has come for the Anglican Churches in Africa to strengthen their witness and ties by creating an Episcopal Church of Africa". Archbishop Ndungane also urged church leaders to pay particular attention to the issue of poverty and mentioned the "growing movement world-wide, applying the biblical principle of Jubilee, for the cancellation of all debts of developing countries by the year 2000".
"Against long political odds, Episcopal, Catholic and Protestant churches in the U.S.A. came together and successfully pushed a package through Congress to provide debt relief for poor countries. `We haven't seen this sort of push from the churches since the anti-Apartheid movement,' said Thomas H. Hart, director of government relations for the Episcopal Church".
"At the invitation of the Anglican Province of Korea, over 30 members of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN), representing 24 Provinces of the Anglican Communion, met on the grounds of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, from April 14 to April 21, 1999. .... In this summary of the meeting, the committee reports are presented first, followed by in-depth reports from the Provinces and some Dioceses of the Communion. .... There are also the immediate, active concerns of the APJN as a collective sounding board for the Communion. There are two papers on`Alternatives to War', in light of the international involvement in Kosovo and potential involvement elsewhere. And there is attention paid to problems in Korea, the host country. The group considered the problem of `Korean Re-Unification', and lifted up the ways in which the Christian churches are attempting to become partners in a healing process. Members of APJN made a visit to the DMZ, the dividing line between the estranged nations of the peninsula. And they considered ways to continue the dialogue, launched at Lambeth in 1998, of the church with its gay and lesbian members in a `Panel on Homosexuality'." -- Coming to Seoul, p. 3.
Contents divided into three sections: Introduction -- Section 1: Areas of Concern -- Section 2: Reports from the Churches.
Contents of Introduction section: Coming to Seoul -- Welcome Address / Matthew Chung -- Bishop Prado's Sermon Luiz Prado / -- Minutes of APJN Business Meeting [April 20, 1999] -- APJN Participants..
Contents of Section 1: Areas of Concern: Korea Re-Unification -- Urbanization: Peace, Sustainability, and Justice towards Holistic Mission -- Migrant Workers -- Asian and African Women -- Globalization -- International Debt Burden and Jubilee 2000 -- Regional Conflicts: The Great Lakes Region -- Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process -- On an Alternative to War (Paper 1) -- On an Alternative to War (Paper 2): Kosovo Situation -- On Landmines, Weapons and Violence -- The New Dimensions of Age -- Panel on Homosexuality.
Contents of Section 2: Reports from the Churches: Brazil -- Burundi -- Anglican Church of Canada -- Diocese of Egypt and North Africa -- Church of England -- Episcopal Church USA -- The Church in the Province of the Indian Ocean -- Iran -- Jerusalem -- Kenya -- Myanmar -- The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Holy Catholic Church in Japan) -- Episcopal Church in the Philippines -- Rwanda -- Church of the Province of Southern Africa -- Sri Lanka -- Tanzania -- Wales.
The Anglican Church of Canada was represented by Ms. Joy Kennedy.
"Published by Canterbury Press Norwich a publishing imprint of Hymns Ancient and Modern Limited ... Copyright Communities' Consultative Council, 1998". -- verso of t.-p.
"North American Edition, 1998. Forward Movement Publications ... Cincinnati, Ohio ... Order No: 1479". -- verso of t.-p.
Contents: Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury / George Cantuar i.e. Carey -- Preface -- Annual Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Religious Life -- Daily Cycle of Prayer for The Religious Life -- News -- Organisations -- Communities -- Articles -- Indices.
Articles section contains: Retreat or Advance / Sr. Catharine, OHP -- Important Advice about Going on Retreat / the Editors -- Religious in General Synod / Fr. Aidan Mayoss, CR -- Priesthood in a Women's Community / Sr. Helen Loder, SSM -- Jubilee 2000 : A debt-free start for a billion people / Sr. Emma Karran, SSC -- Vocation / Sr. Teresa Mary, SSB -- Solitude and Community / Br. Ramon. SSF -- A Ministry of Welcome / Sr. Monica Popper, SSM.
Includes communities in Britain and around the Communion.
OTCH Note: Previous directory published in 1991 by Forward Movement with title: Anglican Religious Orders and Communities: A Directory.
"This book originated at a consultation on `Anglicanism in a Post-Colonial World' held at the Episcopal Divinity School from June 7-11, 1998" . -- Acknowledgements, p. [vii].
"The essays by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane and Professor Jaci Maraschin have appeared in the `Anglican Theological Review', and we are grateful to the authors for allowing them to be re-published here." -- Acknowledgements, p. [vii].
Fifteen essays by 16 contributors which address "some of the key questions facing the Anglican Communion: What does it mean for a family of churches historically identified with the Church of England that the majority of Anglicans today are from the South with very different cultures from that of the English ? What does it mean that contemporary global Anglicanism is increasingly moving away from the cultural, political, and economic hegemony of Anglo-American colonialism ?" -- Intro., p. 11.
Contents: Preface / Glauco S. de Lima -- The Exigencies of Times and Occasions : Power and Identity in the Anglican Communion Today / Ian T. Douglas -- The Legacy of Cultural Hegemony in the Anglican Church / Kwok Pui-lan -- The Nature and Share of the Contemporary Anglican Communion / David Hamid -- From Violence to Healing : The Struggle for Our Common Humanity / Denise M. Ackermann -- As We Sail Life's Rugged Sea : The Paradox of Divine Weakness / Kortright Davis -- This Fragile Earth Our Island Home : The Environmental Crisis / Jeffrey M. Golliher -- Debt Relief : Giving Poor Countries a Second Chance / John Hammock and Anuradha Harinarayan -- Power, Blessings, and Human Sexuality : Making the Justice Connections / Renee L. Hill -- Global Urbanization : A Christian Response / Laurie Green -- Scripture : What is at Issue in Anglicanism Today ? / Njongonkulu Ndungane -- The Primacy of Baptism : A Reffirmation of Authority in the Church / Frederica Harris Thompsett -- Leadership Formation for a New World : An Emergent Indigenous Anglican Theological College / Jenny Plane Te Paa -- Beyond the Monarch/Chief : Reconsidering Episcopacy in Africa / Simon E. Chiwanga -- Culture, Spirit, and Worship / Jaci Maraschin -- Towards a Postcolonial Re-visioning of the Church's Faith, Witness and Communion -- Christopher Duraisingh.
Includes bibliographical references (pp. 164-166) and index.
"This book is the ideal resource for churches to nurture commitment and creativity by promoting `Jubilee literacy', a spirituality of forgiveness and reparation, and practical economic disciplines for individuals, households, and congregations. However, the Kinslers are clear that with this hope for renewal also comes a warning: Any theology that refuses to reckon with the realities of the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and power in the human family today is both cruel and irrelevant. We Christians must talk about economics, and talk about it in light of the gospel". -- Foreword, p. xi.
Contents: Foreword / Ched Meyers -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Jubilee Challenge: Fullness of Life for All God's People -- The Promised Land: An Alternative Social Possibility -- Abuse of Land, Labor, and Life -- Sabbath Economics, Jubilee Spirituality, and Liberty for All -- Jesus' Proclamation of God's Reign as Jubilee -- Jesus and the Domination System -- Jubilee Practices in the Early Church -- Jubilee: Celebrating Life Together -- References and Further Reading -- Index.
Campaigners are gathering in Birmingham, five years after the 1998 summit to proclaim that the world's richest countries are still failing to honour their promises to help the heavily indebted poorest. From ENI.
Contents: Introduction -- The drumbeat of life -- Africa's growing churches -- Jubilee and African realities -- The ecumenical future and the churches of Africa.
"What light is shed on the eighth assembly theme "`Turn to God -- Rejoice in Hope' by African traditions, realities and experiences ? And what does this imply for the future of the Christian church and its quest for unity on the eve of a new millennium ? These are the questions addressed in this thoughtful and thought-provoking reflection by an African theologian". -- back cover.
Author is "an Anglican priest and senior chaplain at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare", later a bishop in the Church of the Province of Central Africa.