"Special Edition". "The 50th Anniversary celebration has four goals: Celebration, Awareness, Fundraising, and Education (or CAFÉ, for short). As part of the 50th Anniversary education goal and justgeneration.ca, PWRDF plans to offer the gift of 50 strengthened new young leaders to the church. 50 youth (ages 16 - 30) will be given opportunities -- through partner visits and cross-cultural learning opportunities -- to deepen their faith and their understanding of development, relief, refugee and global justice issues. It's an opportunity for partners to help shape Canadian Anglican leaders for PWRDF, the Anglican Church and Canadian society for the next 50 years and beyond". "The 50 Leaders project will unfold over 5 years and more detailed plans including criteria and eligibility will be available later this year".
A short article, with photo of John Clark, one of the co-editors, announcing that the "official report of MISSIO, the Mission Commission of the world-wide Anglican Communion is now available from the Anglican Communion Office or your local bookshop". Includes brief synopsis of contents.
"We, the Anglican Communion across Africa, pledge ourselves to promise that future generations will be born and live free from AIDS". "Over 35 leaders, among them Provincial Secretaries and AIDS Co-ordinators from all the 12 African Provinces and the Diocese of Egypt, attended the weeklong workshop at the Ankrah Foundation in Mukono [from 26 January to 1 February 2003]."
"The theme of this year's International AIDS Conference was `Access for All'. Special attention was being given to the role of communities in combating the AIDS epidemic. A significant dimension of community response was found in the work of faith-based organizations and the growing forms of collaboration among them". Prior to the International AIDS Conference, "the Christians, Muslims and Buddhists organized separate pre-Conference meetings for their own communities. The Pre-Conference meetings focused on workshops, sharing and discussions in the light of their particular religious teachings, principles and experiences." "The presence and involvement of faith-based actors at this particular Conference was the largest and most active to date."
Author is Manager of St. John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre in Hong Kong.