"Three meetings of the Council were held at Minneapolis: August 4th, a whole-day meeting before the opening of the Anglican Congress; August 11th, an afternoon meeting; and a short meeting on the morning of August 13th. These meetings do not lend themselves to the normal 'Minutes; we are therefore circulating a less formal summary of proceedings, covering the subjects dealt with and the conclusions reached. " -- p. 1.
"At its first session, the Chairman expressed the view that this meeting of the Advisory Council was an event of the greatest importance. He quoted from the Report of the Lambeth Conference of 1948 as giving the Council authority and terms of reference, and stressed the necessity of a 'combined strategy': 'combined', so that every branch of the Anglican Communion might have a vivid and practical understanding of what was happening in other branches; 'strategy' because that was what a more general knowledge would demand, bringing to light weak points and suggesting possible re-distribution of forces, so that adjustments which if effected by individual Provinces, dioceses or Societies which might disturb the balance of the Anglican Communion's witness, might be seen in true perspective". -- p. 1-2.
Contents: [Introduction] -- I. The Middle East and the Muslim World -- II. Particular Questions -- III. The Distribution of Anglican Resources -- IV. The Future of the Advisory Council -- Appendix I: Church of England Overseas Council: Council for the Muslim World dated 1st May 1954 -- Appendix II: Report of the Sub-Committee on Islam (Presented by the Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland) -- Appendix III: Jerusalem Archbishopric -- Appendix IV: St. Augustine's College, Canterbury: Central College of the Anglican Communion -- Appendix V: Report from Advisory Council: Presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Anglican Congress -- Appendix VI: The Church in South East Asia and in the South Pacific: Report to the Anglican Communion Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy.
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