For the Life of the World : the Official Report of the 12th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Hong Kong 2002 : With the Enthronement Sermon of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Texts from the 2003 Primates Meeting in Brazil
"With the enthronement sermon of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and texts from the 2003 Primates Meeting in Brazil".
"Published for the Anglican Communion Office". -- verso of t.-p.
"More than a report, 'For the Life of the World' reflects the concerns of Anglican/Episcopal churches around the world in making the church a voice of reconciliation, following their international meeting in Hong Kong in 2002. An historic first found the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and the Archbishop of Canterbury-designate in the same place and time during a special liturgy on Holy Cross Day. Archbishop Rowan Williams' sermon is included, as is his enthronement sermon in Canterbury Cathedral and the Pastoral Letter from the 2003 Primates' Meeting in Brazil". -- back cover.
Contents: The Compass Rose -- Theme Song "For the Life of the World" -- Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui -- Preface / Peter Kwong -- Acknowledgements -- Prayers for the Anglican Communion -- Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) -- Officers and Members of the ACC and Staff at ACC-12 -- Photographs -- 14 September 2002 -- Sermon at the Ordination Service on Holy Cross Day / George L. Carey -- Homily at Early Morning Eucharist, Holy Cross Day / Rowan Williams -- 15 September 2002 -- A Guide to ACC-12 Elections -- Sermon at the Opening Eucharist / Peter Kwong -- Guidelines for ACC Meetings -- 16 September 2002 -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address / George L. Carey -- Report of the Standing Committee ACC-12 -- 17 September 2002 -- Address / Michael Lugor -- Chairman's Address / Simon Chiwanga -- Report by the Secretary General / John L. Peterson -- Report on the Political Situation in Burundi / Martin Blaise Nyaboho -- Report by the Department of Ecumenical Affairs and Studies / David Hamid -- Anglicans and Communion : Six Propositions from the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission -- 18 September 2002 -- InterAnglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME) Interim Report to ACC-12: 'Travelling Together in God's Mission' -- HIV/AIDS Presentation and Resolves / Ted Karpf -- Report by the Anglican Observer at the United Nations : 'Work and Mission of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations' / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea -- 19 September 2002 -- Financial Report / R.H.A. Eames -- 20 September 2002 -- Address / Ishmael Noko -- 21 September 2002 -- The International Anglican Women's Network Report / Alice Medcof -- Anglican Urban Network Report / Isamu Koshiishi and Andrew Daley -- Anglican Peace and Justice Report (APJN) Report from the Meeting, 23-30 November 2001 -- Anglican Congress/Gathering / Feasibility Group Report -- International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) : Background Paper and Report / Sally Thompson -- Report of the International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) / A. Candace Payne -- Anglican Communion Refugee and Migrant Network Report / Ian George -- Beijing + 5 Report to Standing Committee: Kanuga 2001 / Anglican NGO Delegation -- 22 September 2002 -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon at a Eucharist Service / George L. Carey -- 23 September 2002 -- Report on Interfaith Initiatives : 'Al-Azhar Al-Sharif' and 'The Alexandria Declaration' -- Anglican Principles Towards Better Inter-Faith Relations in Our World / Kenneth Fernando -- Report of Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion (NIFCON) / Clare Amos -- Ethics and Technology Report / Eric B. Beresford -- Report of the Coordinator for Liturgy / Paul Gibson -- Launch of the Anglican Web Portal / Oge Beauvoir -- 24 September 2002 -- Report of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) -- Anglican Communion Legal Advisers' Consultation Report / John Rees -- Report of the Executive Council for French-speaking Anglicans Throughout the World / Oge Beauvoir -- 25 September 2002 -- Sermon at the Closing Eucharist / Simon E. Chiwanga -- Appendices -- Bible Studies and Study Groups / Kenneth Fernando, Sally Thompson, Jenny Plane Te Paa and Ian George -- Resolutions of the Twelfth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council -- The Last Word : How to Decide What is Doctrine / Richard Harries -- Directory of Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion -- Additional Material -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Enthronement Sermon [27 February 2003] / Rowan D. Williams -- Pastoral Letter from the Primates of the Anglican Communion -- Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury [24 May 2003] / Rowan Williams.
Prior to 2002, reports of the Anglican Consultative Council meetings were catalogued as one periodical record. With 2002 OTCH will catalogue and treat Meeting reports as separate monographs due to size and incorporation of additional material.
Originally published in German as: AIDS : Eine Krankheit verander die Welt : Daten, Fakten, Hintergrunde. Frankfurt: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2003.
Includes bibliography: p. 110-118.
This book "is an offering to churches and the world -- a significant and vital addition to the continuum of knowledge -- that will greatly assist churches to be effective and efficient in the struggle to overcome HIV/AIDS. It is a compilation of historical, scientific and statistical material aimed at providing churches and their partners with a better understanding of the dynamics of HIV/AIDS as well as current information to aid in collaborative efforts at answering the challenge of the disease. .... On a practical level this response is deliberately multi-faceted and interactive, encouraging churches and Christian service organizations to build and support coalitions dedicated to overcoming this epidemic". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches -- Introduction / Sonja Weinreich and Christoph Benn --.Natural history and HIV transmission -- Global, regional and country-specific spread of HIV/AIDS -- Vulnerable population groups -- Gender equity -- Children -- Young people -- Socio-economic context -- Stigma and discrimination --Human rights -- People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) -- Prevention -- Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) -- Care -- Antiretroviral therapy -- HIV/AIDS on the international agenda -- Advocacy and lobbying -- Culture and tradition -- Churches, theology and HIV/AIDS -- Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS -- Literature.
"We are a group of theologians who work mostly in a university context, and in theological education. .... Out of a basic belief that the Church of England should be able to move to a position of greater toleration of faithful, stable gay relationships, we want to lay out for those outside the academy, as well as within it, reasons why we believe this is a debate worth having in the church. It is the conviction of the authors of this volume that, for all that this is an issue on which there are serious matters of principle on both sides, and for all that the symbolic nature of the confrontation of Christian faith and modernity is very acute, this is not actually a decisive question for the survival of Christian faith itself, nor for the survival of the Church of England and of Anglicanism more widely". -- Intro., pp. 2-3.
Contents divided into four main parts: The Use of Scripture -- History and Tradition -- Reason and Personhood -- The Wider Horizon.
Contents: List of Contributors -- Foreword / Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus -- Introduction / Duncan Dormor and Jeremy Morris -- Whose text is it anyway ? Limit and freedom in interpretation / Maggi Dawn -- Threat and promise: the Old Testament on sexuality / Andrew Mein -- The call of Christ: reading the New Testament / Arnold Browne -- The Church and change: tradition and development / Jeremy Morris -- Godly conversation: marriage, the companionate life and the Church of England / Jessica Martin -- Friends, companions and bedfellows: sexuality and social change / Duncan Dormor -- Thinking about Christ's body; thinking about his face / Jessica Martin -- 'Neither male nor female': the case of intersexuality / John Hare -- Psychology and orientation: being human within culture and history / Arnold Browne -- Sex and the city: economics, morality and counter-cultural living / Malcolm Brown -- HIV/AIDS: the real challenge for the Anglican Communion ? / Michael Beasley -- Selling body and soul in the 'fantasy economy' / Duncan Dormor -- Afterword: listening in the pews / Duncan Dormor and Jeremy Morris -- Further reading -- Index of biblical references -- Index of subjects.
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.
That the Council of General Synod ask the Primate to write to the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa, to the Primates in Africa, and to the Primates in Asia, expressing the Anglican Church of Canada's solidarity with those bishops, clergy and lay people reaching out to people living with HIV/AIDS, not as objects of charity but as equal partners. CARRIED #31-11-04
"TEAM -- Towards Effective Anglican Mission, an international conference on prophetic witness, Social Development and HIV and AIDS has completed its meeting 7-14 March 2007] in [Boksburg] Southern Africa, with a vision and hope for mission in the days ahead. The gathering had its background in ideas stemming from the Primates' Meeting -- Kanuga 2000. The All Africa Anglican Conference on HIV and AIDS held in Boksburg in 2001, the idea of an Anglican gathering to coincide with Lambeth 2008 and the Afro-Anglican conference -- Toronto 2005". The conference was attended by over 350 participants from some 50 countries representing more than 30 Provinces of the Anglican Communion. "The TEAM Conference was organised in the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)". "The choice of the venue of the conference (Boksburg, Johannesburg) was in [a] sense to commemorate the earlier 'First Pan African Anglican Consultation on HIV and AIDS', which met in the same venue in 2001. Archbishop Ndungane rightly called the TEAM Conference 'Boksburg II'. By the end of the Conference, it was felt that Boksburg III (without confining it to South Africa or Africa) would be inevitable in 2014, just before the target year for MDGs". Conference speakers included: Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Archbishop Rowan Williams, Ms. Sheila Sisulu (World Food Programme Deputy Director), Fr. Michael Lapsley, and Anglican UN Observer Ms. Hellen Wangusa who "challenged the Church to develop a sound biblical and theological basis for implementing and analysing the MDGs". "The Five Marks of Mission as espoused by the world-wide Anglican Communion understands mission in a holistic sense, and therefore most Anglican Provinces and Dioceses understood MDGs as part of their mission work. In fact those at TEAM felt that the Church must aim higher than the MDGs, and should challenge the governments to do the same".
See also article "Cantuar tells opening TEAM Eucharist follow martyrs' example, break down barriers between people", p. 5.
A three-day workshop was held at the Anglican Church of Kenya Guest House in Nairobi, Kenya, at the end of August 2006. Participants came from different parts of the CAPA [Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa] provinces and other bodies. "The five-year strategic place document on HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria will enable CAPA to strengthen and scale up programmes within the Provinces. Most of the objectives of the initial five-year strategic plan document, titled 'Planning our response 2001', have been achieved." The new document reflects "the great need for a programmatic plan that will accommodate TB/Malaria in our intervention strategies".
Sermon by the Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, at the 10th anniversary service, held at the Guards Chapel, Westminster, to celebrate the life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. "At a time when people are suspicious of rhetoric, the monarchy communicates by symbol and simple speech and the Princess brought her own gifts to this work. She was still only 26 when she shook the hand of a patient at the opening of the Middlesex Hospital's AIDS ward, the first in the UK. It is hard now to credit the degree of fear and prejudice which surrounded AIDS in the eighties. Those familiar with the field have no doubt that the Princess played a significant part in overcoming a harmful and even cruel taboo is a gesture which was not choreographed but sprang from a deep identification with those who were vulnerable and on the margin". "Her work in the very last year of her life for the victims of landmines also caught the popular imagination internationally and certainly accelerated the adoption of the Ottawa Convention, banning the use of weapon which disproportionately kills and maims women and children. She proved the eloquence of embrace and touch which of course have been used by royal healers through the centuries. And as she said 'the biggest disease today is not leprosy or TB but the feeling of being unwanted'." "Let this service mark the point at which we let her rest in peace and dwell on her memory with thanksgiving and compassion while we pray in the words of St. Paul for all those who serve our country as members of the Royal Family and most especially for the sons who were so precious to her".
In August 2002 the Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation was convened in South Africa prior to the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. "One purpose of the Anglican Congress was to have an impact on the UN Summit. Its greater purpose was to share our own experiences of earth stewardship in different Provinces of our Church and to organise and empower the Communion as a whole." Over 80 delegates attended at the invitation of the Anglican Observer to the United Nations, Archdeacon Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea who organized the even in collaboration with the Rt. Rev. Geoff Davis, Bishop of Umzimvubu. Canon Eric Beresford of the Anglican Church of Canada was involved in the congress in his role as Anglican Communion Adviser on Ethics and Technology. "Many of the delegates of the Congress went on to the Summit, and participated not only in that event, but also in the Global Peoples Forum." "The Congress also issued a declaration to the Anglican Communion, which was duly endorsed by the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) at its 12th meeting in Hong Kong". "In a substantial way, the Congress addressed the major issues facing people throughout the Communion and at the UN Summit: water, health, food, energy, community, gender, biodiversity, economic and ecological justice, and human empowerment."
The text of the Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation Declaration to the Anglican Communion is reproduced on pp. 39-40 of the article.
Photo with caption: "The Archdeacon [Faga (Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagalaoa) Matalavea, Anglican Observer at the United Nations] handing the Secretary General of the UN a Letter from the Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council about World AIDS Day 2003. Mark Pellew and Br. William Jones BSG stand nearby". Text of entire story.
The author describes the challenges to worldwide Anglicanism, including war, poverty, debt, HIV/AIDS, cruelty, racism and sexism and notes the initiatives and persistence of Anglican responses. He particularly describes the presentations on HIV/AIDS made to the first meeting of the new Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism by two women from the Diocese of the Highveld.
An overview of the 11th Primates Meeting held in Kanuga, North Carolina, from 3 to 8 March 2001. Includes text of "The Action Plan" decided on by the Primate, consisting of: Poverty/Trade, HIV/AIDS, Theological Education, Religious Issues (New Tasks), Role of the Primates and the Primates Meeting, Unity of the Communion and Information/Commission/Networks.
Also includes brief messages from George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Robin Eames, Primate of All Ireland, "and the longest serving of the Primates at Kanuga".
Text of the pastoral letter and call for the observance of a time of special prayer, across the Communion, between Ascension and Pentecost. Produced by the Primates of the Anglican Communion and dated 8 March 2001.
Archbishop Ndungane was commissioned at the recent Primates' Meeting to facilitate a workshop on AIDS "in order that a strategic plan for sub-Saharan Africa may be developed". The Primates Meeting resolved "that the church's first priority is to adopt a holistic and effective approach to HIV/AIDS". This statement announces that the workshop will take place in Gauteng, South Africa, 13-16 August 2001 and outlines the eight objectives in developing an integrated strategic plan.
The author describes the actions of Anglicans in Africa to break the silence surrounding AIDS. In August 2001 the All African Anglican AIDS Workshop met in South Africa. The Conference of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) has endorsed the Action Plan from the Workshop and announced plans to hire a Coordinator to work within CAPA on "AIDS-related programmes by pursuing strategic planning, collaborative partnerships and the implementation of responses to develop the capacity of the Provinces". Provinces are urged to remember those who have died from AIDS on November 2nd, All Saints Day. A Conference for Church Leaders, living with HIV/AIDS is planned for Zimbabwe in 17-25 November 2001, led by the Rev. Gideon Byamugisha, from Uganda, who is himself living with AIDS. The secular world, increasingly hosted by churches and other religious institutions observes World AIDS Day on 1 December.
Twenty-two members of the Commission from every corner of the Anglican Communion gathered at the Kempton Park Conference Centre in South Africa for the first meeting of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Even. The group heard presentations about the reality of AIDS in South Africa and heard that "last year 250,000 South Africans died from AIDS. This number will double in six years". The group published a document entitled "A Call" and invited all dioceses, parishes and local churches, to consider the document and send their responses to the Mission Department of the Anglican Communion Office. [Full text of document reproduced here.]
Also includes an "HIV/AIDS -Factfile" and brief reports from USPG supported health projects in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia.
"The annual meeting of the chief Archbishops and Presiding Bishops of the Communion met in May [sic i.e. April 2002] at the new International Study Centre in Canterbury." The meetings took the form of reflection, study, worship and sharing." In the course of the meetings, the Primates released public statements: 1) one of appreciation for the tenure of Archbishop George Carey; 2) one "On HIV/AIDS"; and 3) one "On the Doctrine of God".
Includes a number of photos including one showing "Chaplain Paul Gibson" assisting the Primate of Uganda at the closing eucharist.