Asia and the Pacific

Articles

December 31, 2005

Cultural contexts continue to challenge women’s efforts to join equally in church leadership, Phoebe Griswold said after returning from meetings with women during a two-week trip to Asia.

“Traditionally, cultural values place women in a secondary role, especially, particularly, as that...

December 1, 2005

Two senior executives who accompanied Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold on his visit to Asian nations said the occasion was historically significant for the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Brian Grieves, director of Peace and Justice Ministries, and Margaret Larom, director of Anglican and Global...

November 30, 2005

Having recently returned from a two-week visit to churches in Asia that was a time of discovery and a blessing, I am still in the process of sorting and sifting all that I experienced. There are reports of the trip elsewhere in this issue. Here I offer just a few reflections.

In...

November 30, 2005

Praying at Hiroshima’s Peace Park and along Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, at Nanjing’s massacre memorial in China and in Taiwan’s Episcopal cathedral, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined in the reconciling mission of those who welcomed him to Asia during his two-week visit in late October...

November 13, 2005

A new chapter is emerging in the story of Shanghai's former Anglican cathedral, and photos and drawings from its early past will help shape its future at the heart of China's state-approved Protestant church.

"If anyone can provide early photos or even the original...

November 6, 2005

[Note to readers and editors: This 1,100-word wrap-up report of the Presiding Bishop’s 14-day visit to Asia will be followed later this month by ENS digital photo-audio releases and further coverage in Episcopal Life’s December issue.] [ENS] Praying at Hiroshima’s Peace Park and along Korea’s...

October 30, 2005

Affirming the importance of "meeting Christ in the other... in service and in love," Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached October 30 in St. John's Cathedral in Taipei, opening a two-day visit to the Diocese of Taiwan during two weeks of dialogue with church leaders in Asia.

...

October 25, 2005

Seoul -- Peaceful reunification on the Korean peninsula - achieved diplomatically without the threat of a U.S. preemptive military strike - is a shared priority of the region's Anglican leaders and Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, who conferred in Seoul October 23-26.

"It is my hope that...

September 22, 2005

The Episcopal Church's Office of Anglican & Global Relations (AGR) recently announced the addition of the Rev. Emmanuel K. Sserwadda of the Diocese of New York, and the Rev. Canon Charles Amuzie, Ph.D. of the Diocese of Georgia, to the Africa Partnership Office, and Peter Ng, former...

September 13, 2005

A consultation of international religious leaders delivered a consensus statement to the United Nations on the eve of its 60th annual General Assembly in New York, reaffirming support for the Millennium Development Goals and calling for increased collaboration between churches and governments...

Pages