This report describes a workshop on conflict transformation and peace-building organised by APJN for a group of nine recently consecrated Anglican bishops from Nigeria, South Sudan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and Brazil. The report includes material developed by Responding to Conflict which was an essential element in the workshop
The Anglican Peace and Justice Network held its triennial meeting in Rwanda and Burundi from 25 September to 3 October, 2007. This report describes the moving testimony received there as well as deliberations concerning the Anglican Communion's role in conflict resolution throughout the world. Other international issues and efforts are also highlighted in the 64-page report, well-illustrated with photos
APJN has had as a priority of its concerns the reunification of the Korean Peninsula since its meeting in Seoul in 1998. The Anglican wide peace conference held in November 2008 was an outgrowth, in part, of APJN advocacy over the past decade
APJN strongly endorsed and supported the TEAM conference - Towards Effective Anglican Mission - by participating in the planning and sending representatives to the event held in Boksburg, South Africa in March, 2007, and is cooperating in the implementation of its recommendations, especially in the area of conflict transformation.
2005 marked the Anglican Peace and Justice Network's 20th anniversary. Its meeting in Jerusalem in September 2004 brought it full circle to its first full meeting which also took place in the City of Peace in 1985.
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From June 19-22, the Peace Committee of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai sponsored its fourth annual pilgrimage to Okinawa, approximately 400 miles south of Japan's main islands. The pilgrimages commemorate June 23, 1945, the date ending the deadliest battle in recorded human history
The 2001 APJN meeting in Aotearoa/New Zealand was memorable for two reasons: for the depth and seriousness of our agenda and discussions, but also for the atmosphere in which we met. Our brothers and sisters in Aotearoa/New Zealand have the great gift of an indigenous people, the Maoris, whose unique culture and spirituality have contributed enormously to the life of the church in the Province. The APJN participants from many Provinces of the Anglican Communion had the special grace of sharing this experience. And it was a sharing that helped us all understand and hear the issues before us in new ways.
At the invitation of the Anglican Province of Korea, over 30 members of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN), representing 24 Provinces of the Anglican Communion, met on the grounds of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, from April 14 to April 21, 1999. It was very much a family meeting, where concerns of individual Provinces and Dioceses of the Communion were on the table, as well as shared issues of which APJN has long been aware, that were presented to the full meeting by committees charged with investigating and discussing them in depth.
The request to make a pastoral visit to the Province of Burundi was initiated by The Right Reverend Pie Ntukamazina, bishop of Bujumbura, the capital city. The intent of the visit was two fold, pastoral and fact finding. That is, the delegation went to stand side by side with the church in Burundi and to listen and to hear their stories of faith and suffering
A delegation led by the Right Reverend James Ottley, Anglican Observer at the United Nations and three members of the Anglican Peace and Justice network met in Sri Lanka under the sponsorship of the National Christian Council, the ecumenical body for Protestant and Anglican churches. The three APJN members were the The Reverend Canon Naim Ateek (the Middle East), Lay Canon Jenny Te Paa (New Zealand, Aotearoa and Polynesia) and The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves (the United States)