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.
"Last summer , 32 downtown Winnipeg kids learned how to cultivate the earth. They used creation-centred biblical principles set out at a day camp run by St. Margaret's Anglican Church and A Rocha (The Rock) -- a Christian conservation and environmental group founded in Portugal three decades ago by a husband-and-wife team of Anglican priests. A Rocha Canada is based in coastal Surrey, B.C., and has a conservation site in the Pembina Valley, but its Winnipeg gardening mission, 'Just Growing' is rooted firmly on some of the needier streets of the city's downtown core. 'Our project here links people with food, community and creation', says Jennifer Kornelsen, a community organizer with A Rocha Canada and one of Just Growing's co-ordinators".