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"The following pages contain what I sincerely hope is a fair account of the Anglican Congress of 1963. In addition to the sermons and formal addresses, reproduced in as accurate and definitive a form as time and circumstances permit. I have included both the group 'findings' as officially reported to the full Congress and a wide selection of informal speeches and comments made in the plenary sessions or sent in from the groups. I have also attempted a brief preliminary interpretation of the Congress as I saw it and felt its impact. It was the express wish of the Editorial Committee that the record of the Toronto Congress should include these elements of personal reporting and commentary and I have tried to carry out my assignment without worrying unduly about the criticisms that such an impressionistic account must necessarily invite". -- Preface, p. xv.
Contents divided into five main parts: Part One: Anglican Congress, 1963 -- Part Two: The Church's Mission to the World -- Part Three: The Church in Action -- Part Four: The Challenge of the Frontiers -- Part Five: After the Congress ... What ?
Contents of prefatory material: Congress Prayer -- Churches of the Anglican Communion -- Table of Contents -- Foreword / The Most Reverend Howard Hewlett Clark -- Preface dated Trinity College, Toronto, Canada, November 15, 1963 / E.R.F.
Contents of Part One: Call to Reformation / The Editor -- The Opening of the Congress: The Congress Assemblies -- Sermons at the Opening Service / Howard Hewlett Clark and Arthur Michael Ramsey.
Contents of Part Two: Theme One: The Church's Mission to the World: On the Religious Frontier -- Theme Address / M.A.C. Warren -- Panel -- Islam / A Kenneth Cragg -- Totalitarianism, Communism, Secularism / Robert R. Browne -- Buddhism / Y. Endo -- Sectarianism and Divided Christendom, the African Situation / C.E. Tuboku-Metzger -- What Was Said Later / A. Kenneth Cragg -- Theme Two: The Church's Mission to the World: On the Political Frontier -- Theme Address / John W. Sadiq -- Panel -- International Affairs / Philip Mason -- Social Justice / A.C. MacInnes -- Racism / T.O. Olufosoye -- Hunger, Poverty, Rapid Social Change / Janet Lacey -- What Was Said Later / C.E. Crowther, Francis T. West, Richard S. Emrich -- Theme Three: The Church's Mission to the World, On the Cultural Frontier -- Theme Address / John Lawrence -- Panel -- Changing Concepts of Man / E.R. Wickham -- The Image of Christianity in the Modern East / Chandu Ray -- Urbanization. Industrialization, Automation / W.G. Pollard -- Mass Society and the Mass Media / Malcolm Boyd -- What Was Said Later / W.G. Pollard, E.R. Wickham, W.G. Pollard, Philip Mason, Janet Lacey.
Contents of Part Three: Mission as Our Common Task / F.D. Coggan -- Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ : A Message from the Primates and Metropolitans of the Anglican Communion -- Commentary / A.M. Ramsey, David M. Goto, Richard R. Roseveare, John W. Sadiq, Stephen F. Bayne -- What Was Said Later / Mark Gibbs -- Pictures -- Sermons at the Mass Meeting of Missionary Witness / K.D.W. Anand, Roland Koh, John C. Vockler.
Contents of Part Four: Theme Four: The Challenge of the Frontiers: Training for Action -- Theme Address / F.C. Synge -- Panel -- Theological Education / Alan Richardson -- Stewardship / Richard S. Emrich -- Vocation and Enlistment / E.G. Knapp-Fisher -- Training of the Laity / A.M. Stockwood -- What Was Said Later / F.C. Synge, Alan Richardson, E.G. Knapp-Fisher, W.G.H. Simon, Sospeter Magua, Mpiwa Mbatha, Dale Pederson, Victor G. Shearburn -- Theme Five: The Challenge of the Frontiers: Organizing for Action -- Theme Address / Stephen F. Bayne -- Panel -- Internal Structure and Organization / H.L.J. de Mel -- Manpower / Walter H. Gray -- Strategy / W.G.H. Simon -- Pooling Information and Combined Operations / Peter N. Harvey -- What Was Said Later / Stephen F. Bayne, Peter N. Harvey, F.D. Coggan -- Theme Six: The Vocation of the Anglican Communion -- Theme Address / Howard A. Johnson -- Panel -- The Anglican Communion in Ireland / G.O. Simms -- The Anglican Heritage and the Common Christian Calling / William R. Coleman -- Unity Within the Anglican Communion / H.M. Waddams -- The Anglican Church in the Ecumenical Movement in Pakistan / Priobala Mangat-Rai -- What Was Said Later / J.C. Fowler.
Contents of Part Five: Some Unfinished Business: Notes on the Closing Sessions of the Congress -- Christian Morality / L.J. Beecher, H.L.J. de Mel, R.S. Emrich, Mrs. Ronald Hallifax, Miss A. Devitt -- The Second Vatican Council / C.H.W. de Soysa, James A. Pike, Arthur A. Vogel -- The Closing Day's Business / A.M. Ramsey -- The Congress Message -- The Closing Service: Sermon at the Closing Service / Joost de Blank -- Congress Committees -- List of Delegates -- Directory of Congress Participants.
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.