"2005 marks the Anglican Peace and Justice Network's 20th anniversary and its meeting in Jerusalem in September 2004 brings it full circle to its first meeting which also took place in the City of Peace in 1985. Invited by the Right Reverend Riah Hanna Abu El-Assal, APJN convened 23 Provinces of the Anglican Communion under the leadership of Dr. Jenny Te Paa of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia ... (p. 7)". "APJN was both nurtured and shaken during its visit, the former by the warmth of the people of the diocese (virtually all of them Palestinian), and the latter by the conditions of Occupation under which most Palestinians live (p. 7)". "We recognize that the Israeli people have endured attacks and suicide bombings causing great suffering, loss and agony, and that the fear of further suicide bombings continues. We also recognize and lament the historical context of the experience of persecution and genocide by the Jewish people. However, the extent to which the Israeli government has gone in annexing Palestinian land and pushing the Palestinians into cantons and denying this people both dignity and self-determination is unjustifiable. If Israel continues with its actions in the name of security (as is often argued) then their hope for life without fear is diminished as the Palestinian people will continue in their struggle for nationhood (p. 9)".
Contents divided into four main sections.
Contents: List of Participant Provinces -- The Local Context of the Meeting -- Moral Responsibility of Investments -- APJN Statement on Palestinian/Israeli Conflict -- Honoring a Peacemaker -- Regional Conflicts : Seeking Conflict Transformation -- A Personal Challenge to the Communion / Pie Ntukamazina -- The Challenge of Globalization -- Environmental Justice -- Theological Education as Foundational to Peacemaking -- Interfaith Relations as a Tool for Justice -- A Conversation with Mordechai Vanunu -- Recommendations to the Anglican Consultative Council -- Networking -- Business Meeting and Closing Comments.
Section III Recommendations organized into four subject sections: Conflict Transformation -- Theological Education -- Interfaith Relations -- Environment.
The Anglican Church of Canada was represented by Ms. Cynthia Patterson.
"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.
"The Anglican bishop here [Church of the Province of Souther Africa, Diocese of Pretoria] has challenged the church to reconsider its position on war and become one of the peace churches. Bishop Richard Kraft, in his charge to his diocesan synod, noted his distress at the recent  Lambeth Conference resolution in which the bishops say they understand why people would turn to violence actions when non-violent methods had been exhausted. "I have made no secret of the fact that I am a pacifist and that I regard my own church's stance on this issue as inconsistent with the gospel of our lord Jesus Christ', he said". "'Our church has taken the line of the just war theory and at time the just revolution theory as espoused by Aquinas and Calvin. Practically, it has marched the troops into church to bless their going out and their coming in", he said". "At Lambeth, however, the Irish bishops had to publicly disassociate themselves with this part of the resolution; they have learned the hard way what a wasteland is created when one takes this way".
"More and more in these days of free education, of the quick and widespread dissemination of information, of 'news', of more knowledge than formerly of what goes on behind the scenes, Church members are weighing causes, estimating values, and making thoughtful decisions for themselves in matters pertaining to Peace and War. Christian leaders of the Church from time to time have made statement of underlying principles and have given fundamental comments on the Gospel in its relation to such subjects as race, nations, internationalism, peace and war. .... Below we have collected some of these statements ...". -- Editor's Note, p. .
Contents: Editor's Note / W.W.J. -- Pt. I: Christian Attitudes and Actions in Times of War -- Pt. II: The Desire for International Goodwill -- Part III: Organization for International Goodwill --Part IV: Prayers for Private and Public Use.
Contents of Pt. I: The Message of the Primate, September 2nd 1939 / Derwyn Toronto [i.e. Owen], Primate -- A. Comments on the Oxford Conference 1937 -- B. Gleanings from the International Missionary Council, Madras, India : December, 1938 -- Christian Duties and Opportunities in Times of Conflict -- C. Excerpts from the Memorandum by the Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches, July 1938 / The Archbishop of York [i.e. William Temple], Chairman -- D. Possible Tasks for Diocesan Councils for Social Service.
Contents of Pt. II: From the Lambeth Conference, 1930 -- The Address of His Majesty the King [i.e. George VI] : September 3rd, 1939 -- The Address of Prime Minister [Neville] Chamberlain on the State of War : September 3rd, 1939.
Contents of Pt. III: A. From the Lambeth Conference, 1920 -- B. From the Council for Social Service, Report for Consideration, 1939.
Contents of Pt. IV: A Form of Prayer -- A Message from the Primate / Derwyn [Owen] Toronto, Primate -- Special Prayers.
Pt. IV prefaced with Note as follows: "A Form of Prayer. To the Clergy we are enclosing with this Bulletin a copy of 'The Form of Prayer, for use by Christian people in all countries during times of war and rumours of war'. This was sponsored by The Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches and was prepared by the chairman, The Archbishop of York [William Temple]. .... A Message from the Primate. This Form of Prayer and the additional prayers set forth below appear to me most excellent for either private or public use at this time."
"But I do not want to go on about these issues [racism and sexism] because I do not believe that any of them represents the church's most urgent priority in today's world -- though they may have been even a few years back. For they have been overtaken by another which until recently we lived with in what already now seems astonishing complacency. And that is war" (p. 2-3).
Mimeograph or gestetner process.
Author was Church of England theologian and Suffragan Bishop of Woolwich (1959-1969).
"London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. New York: The Macmillan Company".
"The judgment of the Conference is expressed in the Resolutions, 75 in number, appended to this [Encyclical] Letter. These, and these alone, are affirmed by the Conference. The Reports which are also printed herewith, have been received by the Conference; and the Conference has directed that they should be published; but the responsibility for the statements and opinions which they contain rests with the several Committees by whom they were prepared". -- Note, p. 35.
Contents: List of the Bishops attending the Conference, arranged according to date of Consecration -- List of the Bishops attending the Conference, arranged according to Provinces -- Encyclical Letter from the Assembled Bishops dated 9th August 1930 / Signed on Behalf of the Conference, Cosmo Cantuar [i.e. Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury] -- Resolutions formally adopted by the Conference -- Reports of Committees: I. The Christian Doctrine of God / Signed: Charles F. Armagh, Chairman [i.e. Charles F. D'Arcy, Archbishop of Armagh] -- II. The Life and Witness of the Christian Community / Signed: Theodore Winton, Chairman i.e. -- III. The Unity of the Church / Signed: William Ebor [i.e. William Temple, Archbishop of York] -- IV. The Anglican Communion / Signed: St. Clair Sarum, Chairman [i.e. St. Clair G.A. Donaldson, Bishop of Salisbury] -- V. The Ministry of the Church / Signed: F.R. Grahamstown [i.e. F.R. Phelps] -- VI. Youth and Its Vocation / Signed: A.F. London [i.e. Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram].
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"The Lambeth 1958 emphasis upon reconciliation comes into sharp focus in the Report of the Committee which considered the `Reconciling of Conflicts between and within Nations' and in the Resolutions, based upon this Report, which were adopted by the Conference as a whole. This present Bulletin contains these excerpts from the Lambeth Report". "This Bulletin begins with a Statement on `The Church and International Affairs' which the Bishop of New Westminster prepared and read before a meeting of the Canadian House of Bishops at Winnipeg in 1957. This paper, a preliminary document for the Lambeth Conference, emphasizes the essential role of the Rule of Law in the affairs of men, It is the Church's task, Bishop Gower says, to proclaim that Human Destiny and Divine Law are inseparable, and to work for the recognition of the Sovereignty of God throughout the world so that the needs and aspirations of men everywhere may have their true fulfillment". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Leonard F. Hatfield -- The Church and International Affairs / G.P. Gower -- The Reconciling of Conflicts between and within Nations : Lambeth Committee Report -- Resolutions Formally Adopted by the Lambeth Conference, 1958 on The Reconciling of Conflicts : Resolutions 100-111.
"In accordance with a resolution of the Executive Committee of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada the references to `The Life and Work of the Christian Community' in the Report of the Lambeth Conference, 1930, are published herewith as a Report of the Council, and are earnestly commended to the careful reading and study of members of the Church. The reference in the Encyclical Letter might well be read at a church service. The Encyclical Letter and the Resolutions were adopted by the Conference. The Report was adopted by the Committee which prepared it, but, in accordance with the usual practice, only received by the Conference." -- p. .
Contents: [Foreword] -- The Life and Witness of the Christian Community : Extract from the Encyclical Letter to the Faithful in Jesus Christ Issued by the Bishops Assembled at the Lambeth Conference, 1930 -- The Life and Witness of the Christian Community [Report] -- Note -- Resolutions Adopted by the Lambeth Conference on the Life and Witness of the Christian Community.
Report signed by Theodore Winton, Chairman [i.e. Frank Theodore Woods, Bishop of Winchester] on p. 32.
Report divided into sections: (a) (b) Marriage and Sex Report -- (c) Race -- (d) Peace and War.
"This booklet is a study document which is an expression of the opinion of the authors. It carries no authority beyond that until it has been considered and affirmed by the Anglican Consultative Council". -- inside front cover.
"This booklet forms part of a study series on peace produced by the Anglican Consultative Council". -- back cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Preface -- Towards a Theology of Peace / Joan E. Irvine, Research Officer, General Synod of Anglican Church of Australia -- Peace and War : The Challenge of the Churches to the Present International Political Order / Olle Dahlen, Ambassador to non-governmental organizations of Sweden, past Chairman of the UN Committee on NGOs -- The Just War Tradition and Its Contemporary Applicability / Winston Njongo Ndungane -- Conventional Killing or Nuclear Stalemate ? / Richard Harries -- Reconciliation in the Community / David Bleakley, General Secretary of the Irish Council of Churches and President of the Church Missionary Society.