"I am grateful to the Research Department of the Overseas Council of the Church of England for this document and the study and extensive travel which underlie it. As in the case of South America, I felt that some advance reconnaissance of this critical area would be helpful before the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy met. .... the main outlines were first worked out by Mr. C.R. Hensman of the Council's staff; following his resignation, the Rev. Theodore Jourdain took over responsibility for the study and has carried the burden of it to completion. .... This report exposes some of the areas of radical decision which lie before us of the Anglican Communion, in Africa. .... How best to organize ourselves -- outside of Africa as well as within it -- to meet these tests and opportunities is the major question of strategy involved; and to this the report devotes major attention. .... Most significant, I felt, were three emphases in the report. First, I welcomed the support given to the hope which many share, that 'increasing mutual involvement of Anglican churches is desirable .. there is much to be said for nationally and racially mixed teams of helpers, rather than new links with one country only'. This emphasis echoes a similar one in the report of the Cuernavaca Consultation; and it is, I feel of capital importance. Second, there runs all through the report a most healthy insistence on the importance of rooting missionary planning in the African churches themselves. .... Allied, with this is a third emphasis which I found most welcome -- that is the recurring reminder that it is the churches in Africa themselves who must take the most responsible part in the mission to Africa". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. -- Report.
Report divided into sections: The Field of Missionary Strategy -- Missionary Planning in Africa -- Major Lines of Missionary Work -- Summary of Matters Requiring Decision -- Appendix: Islam in North Africa.
Note printed on verso of t.-p.: "N.B. This document is confidential, until released by the Executive Officer. It is intended for circulation and discussion by the members of the Lambeth Consultative Body and the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy, and such advisory and other persons only as are designated to receive it. It has no official standing or authority save as may be given it by appropriate action. Its use for general public discussion is not authorized".