A description of the work and achievements of the organization "Women for Peace" which was founded in South Africa in 1976 to work for peace and reconciliation. "PWRDF has a partnership of 10 years' standing with Women for Peace. In the past, PWRDF made grants towards the building of the Community Centres (Alexandra, Daveyton, Mfuleni, Munsieville). PWRDF now supports the Peace Program with a grant of $25,000."
Anglicans must share in the healing and reconstruction of Southern Africa -- but for that they need the base of a renewed local church and an authentic spirituality. So declared a recent major conference on Mission and ministry. The conference was called to review the life of the Province since its last Partners-in-Mission consultation in 1987.
"Leaders of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa have supported the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission by the South African Government as `an instrument not of retribution but of healing'."
"Archbishop Ndungane, as chairperson of the Electoral Code of Conduct Observer Commission (ECCOC), hosted a meeting between senior members of the ANC [African National Congress] and UDM [United Democratic Movement] leadership in the Western Cape. The main purpose of the meeting was for the political leadership of the two parties to explore ways in which they could work together to ease tensions during the electioneering period".
"Edited by Barney N. Pityana and Charles Villa-Vicencio".
Forewords by Brigalia Bam and Konrad Raiser.
Contents: The Church in History : Struggle and Challenge / Khoza Mgojo -- Becoming the Ecumenical Church / John de Gruchy -- The Church in Global Context / Konrad Raiser -- The Church in Africa Today / Jose Chipenda -- The Church in South Africa / Brigalia Hlophe Bam -- Challenges Facing the Government of National Unity / Saki Macozoma -- Freedom is Forever Unfinished : The Incomplete Theological Agenda / Charles Villa-Vicencio -- Searching for a New Moral Identity / Bonganjalo Goba -- Living Our Values / Ian Fraser -- Culture and the Church : The Quest for a New Ecclesiology / Barney Pityana -- Justice, Worship and Human Identity / Wolfram Kistner -- Security in South Africa / Abdul Minty -- The Challenge to Disarm / Terry Crawford-Browne -- A European Response / David Haslem -- The Challenge of the South / Edicio de la Torre -- America in Appraisal / Jim Wallis -- Church and State in a Changing Context / Albert Nolan -- A Womanist Response / Roxanne Jordaan -- Conference Statement -- Programme of Action.
OTCH copy presented to Charlotte Maxwell, PWRDF staff person, by Brigalia Bam and signed by Ms. Bam.
"The Archbishop of Cape Town speaks to 'Anglican World' about the times he spent with Nelson Mandela -- and how this affected his own spirituality. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba is writing a book about ministering to Nelson Mandela in the last few years of his life. It will be based mainly on the Archbishop's own experience but will also incorporate the experience of others who ministered to 'Madiba'. 'Faith and Courage: Praying with Mandela' is due out later this year " (p. 6).
BBC reporter Siobhann Tighe interviewed the Most Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane, Archbishop of Cape Town, about the Anglican Church's fight against HIV and AIDS in the African continent. In his comments, Archbishop Ndungane also discusses the importance of Ubuntu. "We've got to rediscover human values. After all Africans have a high doctrine of humanity. The whole philosophy of being human is couched in that wonderful African concept of UBUNTU: I am because we belong together."
"This book tells a story involving two South African church leaders, Desmond Tutu and Michael Nuttall, during a dramatic and decisive time in the history of their country, the 1980s and 1990s. Tutu was, and is, well known and acclaimed across the world, firstly for his courageous prophetic witness against apartheid and all it stood for, and secondly, for his chairing of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Nuttall was Bishop of Natal when Tutu was Archbishop of Cape Town. His election in 1989 to be the bishop next senior to the Archbishop [i.e. Dean of the Province] meant that he was drawn into a remarkable partnership". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- Acknowledgements and Photographic Credits -- Prologue: Setting the Scene -- The Election of an Archbishop -- Building a Team -- Facing Differences -- Principle, Protest and Pressure -- Pilgrims to the Holy Land -- Political Violence at Home -- Early Lessons in Political Mediation -- Mandela Walks Free -- Salvation by Summits ? -- Pastoral Presences in Places of Pain -- Enlarging our Liberty -- Keeping the Clock Ticking -- The Chapel of the Heart -- Icon of Reconciliation -- Farewell to the Archbishop -- Appendix One: Soul Brothers -- Appendix Two: A Submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- Index.
Colophon: Typestting by Justin James Advertising, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Printed by Interpak Books, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Author was Anglican "Bishop of Natal from 1982 to 2000 and Bishop of Pretoria from 1976 to 1981. He was Dean of the Province in the Church of the Province of souther Africa from 1989 to 1997". -- back cover.
Text of the pastoral letter from the Primates Meeting which included mention of "the denial of human rights, often leading to the displacement of people and explosion of refugee populations, and by the persistence of poverty, racism, sexism, and tribalism in the midst of political and human strife." The letter gives thanks for the "political miracle in South Africa" and expressed the Primates' "continuing concern for the Church in Rwanda". The letter also mentioned the problem of international debt and referred to the "serious questions relating to human sexuality [which] are being faced by the Church" and asked that the Church "face the questions about sexuality with honesty and integrity, avoiding unnecessary confrontation and polarisation, in a spirit of faithful seeking to understand more clearly the will of God for our lives as Christians".
"PWRDF resources this year celebrate South Africa's birth as a democratic nation. The theme of the resources is 'Justice for Everyone: Celebrating South Africa's Transformation'. The resources include the usual poster, pew bulletin, placemat, offering envelope and resources for children and youth. .... A special feature this year is a Study Unit of six sessions. In addition to reflection on the long road to freedom, the unit examines what Anglicans can learn from our partnership journey with our South African brothers and sisters. The resource ends by asking us to apply what we have learned to the long road ahead for Rwanda. An additional feature is a short video produced by PWRDF partners in South Africa entitled 'South Africa's Transformation' .... Parishes will receive their shipments of the 1995 resources in February".