Photo with caption. "A group of representatives from around the Communion gathered in London to look at theological education, in light of a proposal endorsed by the Primates Meeting in 2001. The group is headed by the Most Revd Donald Mtetemela, Archbishop of Tanzania, third from the left".
"This document has emerged as part of a four-year process in which church leaders, theologians and educators have come together from around the world to discuss the teaching of Anglican identity, life and practice. They clarified the characteristic ways in which Anglicans understand themselves and their mission in the world. These features, described as the 'Anglican Way', were intended to form the basis for how Anglicanism is taught at all levels of learning involving laity, clergy and bishops. This document is not intended as a comprehensive definition of Anglicanism, but it does set in place sign-posts which guide Anglicans on their journey of self-understanding and Christian discipleship".
The document consists of 16 numbered paragraphs organized into four main sections: Formed by Scripture, Shaped through Worship, Ordered by Communion and Directed by God's Mission. Document signed: TEAC Anglican Way Consultation, Singapore, May 2007.
"Archbishop Colin Johnson of the diocese of Toronto has been appointed chair of the international steering committee for Theological Education for the Anglican Communion (TEAC)." "The committee Archbishop Johnson will head is a more streamlined version of TEAC than has been in place, with eight to 10 members instead of 35. The new committee will continue the work of establishing basic grids for theological education. Archbishop Johnson said TEAC is, among other things, working to ensure that normative texts for Anglican theological education are available in seminaries around the world. 'It is to make sure that we understand one another, can speak a common theological language .. [The work is about] development of relationships as well as theological education standards'."
Assisted by grants from the Compass Rose Society the Theological Education Working Party (TEAC) has begun "to supply theological colleges in the two-thirds world with key books in the field of Anglican Studies. The purpose of these book grants is to enable students training for Anglican ministry in theological colleges with limited library resources to have greater access to books which will provide an overview of Anglican history, liturgy and spirituality. So far the grants have enabled books to be sent to six theological colleges in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Pakistan, Mauritius, Kenya and Malaysia, and we in process of sending out a dozen further sets even as I write." "The books chosen are based as far as possible on the booklist constructed by the Anglican Way group of TEAC (which can be accessed on part of TEAC's website www.anglicancommunion.org/teac), as well as a few key books which have been published during the last year." "We are also determined to find ways to assist Anglicans in Spanish-speaking, French-speaking and Portuguese-speaking regions to obtain resources on Anglican history, spirituality and doctrine. We feel that an important contribution TEAC can make in this area is to sponsor the translation into these languages of a key text for Anglican Studies, and we have chosen as this 'key text' 'Something in Common' by Adrian Chatfield. ... it is being brought out in a revised and up-to-date new English edition by the end of 2006. ... we are also seeking to make a version available in Swahili".
"Ninety-two delegates from Anglican Church Colleges and Universities throughout the world assembled in June  at the two sites of the Canterbury and York for the Triennial Conference of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion [CUAC}." The theme of the 2005 Conference was "Learn Through Each Other's Living". Speakers included the Rt. Rev. Stephen Sykes, Canon Nicholas Sagovsky, the Rt. Rev. John Sentamu, Dr. Linda Chisholm, Canon John Hall, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, the Rev. Dr. Sabina Akire and Dr. Gerald Pillay. "One of the features of the Conference were the contributions of delegates, with papers and presentations sharing the insights each had brought from their cultures, disciplines, teaching, and programs. Of special interest among these were reports from colleges in Liberia, Haiti, and Zimbabwe and their continuing dedication and contributions to their societies during times of major conflict and civil upheaval". With TEAC (Theological Education in the Anglican Communion) CUAC is assisting in the formation of a network (via the Internet) to coordinate, focus and resource theological training in colleges throughout the Communion. CUAC "decided to explore the possibility of holding the next Triennial in 2008 in the east following the invitation from Chung Chi college in Hong Kong".
The newly constituted Theological Education for the Anglican Communion Working Group met with Archbishop Rowan Williams in November 2003. Archbishop Williams "emphasised the importance of theological education for the mission of our Church. It is only when we really understand our faith that we can fully appreciate how different and new the Good News which we have to share with the world really is. The task of this Working Group is, as Archbishop Rowan assured us, desperately important for the future health and life of the Anglican Communion. The TEAC Working Group is being called upon to help our Communion rediscover a sense of creative wrestling to allow Scripture and tradition to speak to our time and in our different cultural contexts." Archbishop Williams also spoke about "the particular treasures of our Anglican tradition. George Herbert, the 17th century priest and poet [on whose feast day he was installed as Archbishop of Canterbury], is a prime example of this tradition -- a tradition in which theology is `inhabited' and delighted in through preaching, prayer and poetry".
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.
"A fundamental principle of the work of TEAC -- the Anglican Communion theological education working party -- is that concern for God's mission and good theological education belong together. Each needs the other." "As part of the TEAC's presentation to ACC 13 the group responsible decided to take as a framework the `marks of mission' of the Anglican Communion and see how the work that TEAC is doing links in to each of these marks." "However TEAC's exploration of mission and theological education at ACC 13 not only looked at these `five marks', but reflected on two others as well. We drew upon the report of MISSIO, the Anglican Communion's Mission Commission, which finished its work in 1999 and published its findings in a book entitled `Anglicans in Mission: A Transforming Journey'." TEAC goes on to examine the original five marks, add two others, and use these to examine how "good theological education helps to foster the mission of God which is the mission of Christ and his Church". The seven marks/factors are: 1. To proclaim the good news of the Kingdom; 2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers; 3. To respond to human need by loving service; 4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society; 5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth; 6. To worship and celebrate the grace of God; and 7. To live as one holy, catholic and apostolic church".