Dr. George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, Canon John Peterson, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion, Jerusalem's President Bishop Samir Kafity, Bishop Coadjutor Riah Abu el-Assal and Bishop James Ottley, Anglican Observer at the United Nations, have all made statements on the recent bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
"More than 30,000 women from around the world met in Beijing, China, for the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women in September . Five Anglican delegates, appointed by Bishop James Ottley, the Anglican Observer at the U.N, were present at the Conference. Bishop Ottley was invited to address the Plenary of the Conference and we publish here the text of his address. His speech was very well received. ... Alongside the U.N. meeting was a Non-Governmental Organization Forum. Present at the Forum was Lucy Germany, Assistant Editor of the "Journal of Women's Ministries" in the U.S.A. She reports here on the NGO Forum and the Anglican contribution to the meeting."
"The Anglicans had a corner of the giant peace tent -- a tent among tents -- to offer noonday prayer daily and a eucharist. Though overt religious rites were largely absent, there was no doubt of the presence of faith. Thirty to 50 Anglican women met daily to exchange experiences, hear reports from their U.N. delegates, and to celebrate the formation and viability of their Anglican Women's Network."
The United Nations World Summit for Social Development met in Copenhagen in March 1995. The churches, including the World Council of Churches and the Anglican Communion, represented by the Anglican Observer, attended the conference and also endorsed the Copenhagen Alternative Declaration.
"This report is taken from reports received ... from Bishop James Ottley, Anglican Observer at the UN, Jack Donovan, Communications Assistant at ECUSA and a World Council of Churches report."