A description of the International Anglican Youth Conference which will take place in England and Wales from 22 August until 11 September 1997. "The Gathering" as it is being called is part of the preparation for the 1998 Lambeth Conference and is intended "to give young adults from the Anglican Communion world-wide an opportunity to engage more fully in the life and processes of their Church".
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.
Brief notices. "Around the Anglican Communion young people are on the move. Following the Anglican Communion Youth Meeting this February  in London which brought together youth leaders from around the world, more local and regional youth meetings are now taking place. Here is news about some of them."
Sarah Tomlinson, age 20, is a member of St. Peter's Church (Luton Place), Edinburgh. She has been active in the (Scottish Episcopal) Provincial Youth Network for many years, involved in youth camps, and a three month visit to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland in 2004. She is currently working in the Diocese of Southwest Florida for two months before returning to begin the third year of her degree in politics at the University of Glasgow. In addition, she is involved with the International Anglican Youth Network and has just completed the first year of a thirteen year term as Youth Representative to the Anglican Consultative Council.
"In February 1994, youth officers from across the Anglican Communion gathered in London [at Southwell House]. The meeting was convened as a response to the ACC/Primate's meeting in Cape Town [in January 1993] which discussed the International Youth Network. The Network had planned to hold a conference in Canada in 1993 but financial problems had meant this was cancelled. The youth officers met to discuss the cancellation and to decide a way forward".
"November 26  has been designated as Anglican Youth Sunday, a day intended to highlight the ministries of young people throughout the Anglican Communion. The day is sponsored by the International Anglican Youth Network. The date is included in the 1995 Anglican Cycle of Prayer". [Text of entire article.]
"A panel of both young and elderly representatives from the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA), the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) and the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia shared with ACC-16 members the various strategies of keeping young people in the church. 'Some young people are leaving because we have made the church a place for perfect people', said the youth coordinator for CPCA, Fr. Bob Sihubwa. 'There is need to create space and receive the youth just as they are so that they can transform out of their own conviction'". [Text of entire article.]
In August and early September 1997 nearly 150 young people and church youth workers came to Britain to articulate their concerns and ideas to be shared with Lambeth 1998. The delegates "form what is called the International Youth Network of the Anglican Consultative Council". Article includes short interviews with Alfred Akwai from the Solomon Islands, three representatives from the diocese of Khartoum in Sudan, Rae Huggins from Trinidad and Tobago, Cassandra Ambrynn from North Queensland in Australia and Sinza Uwimani from the new Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire) who described their work in their home dioceses.
"Belfast '88 : International Conference of Young Anglicans".
Reports from the first International Conference of Young Anglicans attended by nearly 250 young people from 3-8 January 1988. "During the Conference the delegates were divided into eight Issue Groups related to the Lambeth  themes: Mission and Ministry A. Renewal in Mission, B. Ministry -- Dogmatic and Pastoral Concerns, A. Understanding and growing in the faith, B. What it means to be an Anglican -- Ecumenical Relations -- Christianity and the Social Order, A. Rich and poor, B. Church/State Relations, C. Moral and Ethical issues facing young people. The Reports from the Issues Groups are the result of the work of the Groups over four days. The recommendations were voted on by the whole Conference on the final day". -- p. .
Contents: [Introduction] / Planning Group for the Conference -- Resolution dated January 1988 -- Mission and Ministry: A: Renewal in Mission -- B: Ministry -- Dogmatic and Pastoral Concerns: A: Understanding and growing in the faith -- B: What it means to be an Anglican -- Ecumenical Relations -- Christianity and the Social Order: A: Rich and Poor -- B: Church/State Relations -- C: Moral and Ethical issues facing young people -- [Provinces of the Anglican Communion represented at] International Conference of Young Anglicans -- Issue Groups [and] Planning Group for the Conference.
The Anglican Church of Canada was a participant in the Conference and page 25 contains the following item re Canada: "b) In Canada. The loss of their homelands has had profound ramifications for the native peoples. They now lack the cultural and spiritual base that has been closely tied in with their relationship to the land. Many of the original landowners never surrendered legal title to their land. Recommendation (Land rights, Canada) We recommend that strong support be given to the native Canadians' claims to all original titles and rights to self-government".
"Inspired by the witness is Palestinian Christians and the work of the Palestinian YMCA, more than 30 people discussed fresh ways of communicating the Gospel at the first annual Anglican-sponsored Young Theologians Conference" held at St. George's Cathedral, under the patronage of the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem in co-operation with the East Jerusalem YMCA. The conference opened 6 September 2002. Conference participants "visited Christian and Muslim Holy places, local churches and community centres in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and witnessed the work of church-sponsored institutions such as the YMCA's Rehabilitation Program in Beit Sahor, the Vocational Training Centre in Jericho and the Association's Gaza Centre". Judeh N. Majaj, General Secretary of the East Jerusalem YMCA, was one of the key movers behind the conference.