"We are a group of theologians who work mostly in a university context, and in theological education. .... Out of a basic belief that the Church of England should be able to move to a position of greater toleration of faithful, stable gay relationships, we want to lay out for those outside the academy, as well as within it, reasons why we believe this is a debate worth having in the church. It is the conviction of the authors of this volume that, for all that this is an issue on which there are serious matters of principle on both sides, and for all that the symbolic nature of the confrontation of Christian faith and modernity is very acute, this is not actually a decisive question for the survival of Christian faith itself, nor for the survival of the Church of England and of Anglicanism more widely". -- Intro., pp. 2-3.
Contents divided into four main parts: The Use of Scripture -- History and Tradition -- Reason and Personhood -- The Wider Horizon.
Contents: List of Contributors -- Foreword / Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus -- Introduction / Duncan Dormor and Jeremy Morris -- Whose text is it anyway ? Limit and freedom in interpretation / Maggi Dawn -- Threat and promise: the Old Testament on sexuality / Andrew Mein -- The call of Christ: reading the New Testament / Arnold Browne -- The Church and change: tradition and development / Jeremy Morris -- Godly conversation: marriage, the companionate life and the Church of England / Jessica Martin -- Friends, companions and bedfellows: sexuality and social change / Duncan Dormor -- Thinking about Christ's body; thinking about his face / Jessica Martin -- 'Neither male nor female': the case of intersexuality / John Hare -- Psychology and orientation: being human within culture and history / Arnold Browne -- Sex and the city: economics, morality and counter-cultural living / Malcolm Brown -- HIV/AIDS: the real challenge for the Anglican Communion ? / Michael Beasley -- Selling body and soul in the 'fantasy economy' / Duncan Dormor -- Afterword: listening in the pews / Duncan Dormor and Jeremy Morris -- Further reading -- Index of biblical references -- Index of subjects.
Archbishop Ndungane was commissioned at the recent Primates' Meeting to facilitate a workshop on AIDS "in order that a strategic plan for sub-Saharan Africa may be developed". The Primates Meeting resolved "that the church's first priority is to adopt a holistic and effective approach to HIV/AIDS". This statement announces that the workshop will take place in Gauteng, South Africa, 13-16 August 2001 and outlines the eight objectives in developing an integrated strategic plan.
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.
"`Our Church Has AIDS: Anglican Church Responds Worldwide' is the title of a video compact disk (VCD) launched at the 15th International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand in July 2004. The VCD aims to reflect the response of the Anglican Church in different parts of the globe as the church aims to combat the AIDS pandemic. The VCD was produced by the staff of St. John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre in Hong Kong. The Centre is the only faith-based institution in Hong Kong working in the HIV/AIDS area, and is a leader in this field in Asia. The VCD uses the resources of the Anglican Communion, including those from the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, the Mothers' Union, the Anglican Board of Mission Australia and the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) London".
Pastoral letter from the 13th Primates Meeting intended for distribution on Pentecost 2003. The letter spoke about: theological education, which is facing different kinds of crisis in all provinces; HIV/AIDS and the churches continuing engagement with sufferers; the nature of communion itself, and of our shared communion in Christ; human sexuality; a proposed Anglican Gathering in 2008; an invitation to prayer.
A three-day workshop was held at the Anglican Church of Kenya Guest House in Nairobi, Kenya, at the end of August 2006. Participants came from different parts of the CAPA [Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa] provinces and other bodies. "The five-year strategic place document on HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria will enable CAPA to strengthen and scale up programmes within the Provinces. Most of the objectives of the initial five-year strategic plan document, titled 'Planning our response 2001', have been achieved." The new document reflects "the great need for a programmatic plan that will accommodate TB/Malaria in our intervention strategies".