"By Stephen Fielding Bayne, Jr., Executive Office of the Anglican Communion 1960-1964".
"The official and personal papers assembled by Bishop Bayne in this volume provide essential records of a crucial and exciting development in the history and contemporary mission of the Anglican Communion throughout the world. Chosen to be the first churchman for the unprecedented position of Executive Officer of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Bayne gives in these chapters an illuminating account of the background of his office, the ways and means whereby he has built its service and work into the structure and life of the eighteen Anglican Churches of every continent and island. With creative imagination and insight, he points out directions for the future of these Churches -- their closer fellowship and interdependence, their missionary opportunities, and their larger involvement in the renewal and reunion of all Christendom". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents divided into two main parts: Part One: Documents -- Part Two: Interpretations.
Contents: Acknowledgements / Massey H. Shepherd, Jr., President [Church Historical Society] -- Abbreviations -- Part One: Documents -- Part Two: Interpretations -- Index.
Contents of Part One: Documents: I. Historical Note with A Postscript by Archbishop Lord Fisher of Lambeth dated February 1964 -- II. Reports of the Executive Office: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. -- III. Current Inter-Anglican Organization: A memorandum prepared for the World Council of Churches Consultation at Geneva, October 2-5, 1963.
Contents of Part Two: Interpretations: I: THE STRUCTURE OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION -- 1. The Modern Anglican Situation: Address at St. Augustine's Church Hall, Londonderry, on Friday, June 7, 1963, on the occasion of the St. Columba Celebrations -- 2. Organizing for Action: Address to the Anglican Congress, Toronto, August 20, 1963 -- 3. At the Cross-Roads: From 'Anglican World', April 1960: With a Memorandum on the Regional Council of the Church of South East Asia -- 4. ACMS [Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy] Structure: A working paper prepared for the ACMS, July 1963 -- II: THE LIFE OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION -- 5. Witness, Mission, Unity: Sermon preached at the First Synod of the Church of England in Australia, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, N.S.W., May 8, 1962 -- 6. Establishment: From 'Anglican World', January-February 1963 -- 7. Yoked Together: From 'Anglican World', August-September 1961 -- Prayer Book Revision: From 'The Living Church', May 21, 1961 -- 9. Our Particular Treasure: From 'The Living Church', May 26, 1963 -- III: THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION AND MISSION --- The Meaning and Cost of Mission -- 10. Four Notes of Mission: Address at annual meeting of the Overseas Mission Society, Philadelphia, January 1961; from 'The Living Church', February 19, 1961 -- 11. Following Is Mission: Address at the Missionary Mass Meeting of the 60th General Convention, Cobo Hall Arena, Detroit, Friday, September 22, 1961 -- 12. Chosen for Mission: Address at The Missionary Festival Service, Monday, May 28, 1962, at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael, Coventry -- 13. The Cost of Mission: From 'The Living Church', January 22, 1961 -- 14. Taking Communion Seriously: From 'Anglican World', February-March 1961 -- 15. Telstar and the Body: From 'The Living Church', July 29, 1962 -- The Indigenous Church -- 16. A Province is Born: From 'The Living Church', June 11, 1961 -- 17. East and West: From 'The Living Church', December 10, 1961 -- 18. "Strangers and Foreigners": From 'The Living Church', July 15, 1962 -- Strategy and Structure -- 19. Missionary Strategy: From 'Pan-Anglican', Spring 1961 -- 20. Society or Church: From 'The Living Church', March 24, 1963 -- 21. The Stretch in between: From 'The Living Church', April 14, 1963 -- 22. Latin American Mission: From 'The Living Church', February 24, 1963 -- 23. The Needs of the Anglican Communion Today: From 'Canadian Churchman', June 1963 -- IV: THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION AND UNITY -- Anglican Unity -- 24. "Discerning the Lord's Body": Sermon preached at the opening service of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, August 22, 1962 -- 25. An Exercise in Brotherhood: From 'Anglican World', October-November 1960 -- 26. Unity and Tradition: From 'The Living Church', February 3, 1963 -- The Wider Episcopal Fellowship -- 27. The Episcopate: Sermon preached at the annual meeting of the Representative Church Council of the Scottish Episcopal Church, St. Paul's Cathedral, Dundee, Tuesday, May 17, 1960 -- 28. Concordats and Companionship: From 'The Living Church', June-July 1961 -- 29. A Wider Fellowship: From 'The Living Church', April 23, 1961 -- Confessionalism -- 30. World Confessionalism and the Ecumenical Movement: From 'Lutheran World', January 1963 -- 31. With Prayer and Boldness: From 'The Living Church', February 11, 1963.
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Nearing the end of a furlough after seven years' service as a nurse in India for the Anglican Church of Canada, Jane E. Allen of London, Ontario, returned to the sub-continent in August to assist in a long-range educational project which aims to curb the rapidly-mounting birth rate.
The ecumenical Family Planning Project, started in 1966 by the Christian Medical Association of India, is backed by the government and the Indian National Council of Churches. Expansion of the work calls for eight teams, each consisting of a doctor, nurses and social workers. They will establish birth control programs at more than 400 hospitals and medical centres affiliated with the association. Medical staffs realize that present problems stem from the population explosion and efforts at a solution must be given top priority.
Irish-born Miss Allen will work in North India as she is fluent in Punjabi as well as the Hindustani language. She will be supported financially by the Anglican Church of Canada. Prior to her furlough she had been attached to Maple Leaf Hospital at Kangra, founded by Canadian Anglicans 60 years ago.
"The government is having difficulty in getting the largely illiterate population to practice family planning," said Miss Allen. "Parents still rely on their children for support in old age as no government assistance is provided. They believe that children are the gift of God and male descendants are important, particularly to Hindus."
Miss Allen said the Lippes Loop intra-uterine device, introduced on a mass scale in 1965, has played a useful role, but care must be taken in educating people regarding its function and proper use. Conventional methods for birth control also are freely available, but family planning lags because of fear, prejudice, apathy and lack of education.
With a population of more than 500,000,000, India's birth rate stands about 41 per thousand, nearly three times as high as the current death rate which has been dramatically reduced in the last half century by improved medical services. Christian hospitals have contact with 12,000,000 people annually who would benefit from the proposed family planning program.
Miss Allen explained that each of the teams will visit two or three hospitals monthly, taking with them literature, equipment and a variety of visual aids. They will hold classes for doctors, nurses and hospital maintenance staff who will develop family planning programs under competent medical leadership.
After training as a nurse in England, Miss Allen had three years' experience in the United States before coming to Canada where she took a course at the Anglican Women's Training College here. She went to India in 1961.