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[ENS] Mission: Delegates sought for UNCSW / Catalyst: Horizons of Mission

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2006 08:35:26 -0400

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Daybook -- Today is Monday, September 25, 2006. The Church calendar remembers Sergius, abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow (1314-1392).

* Today in Scripture: Daily Office meditation * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: * Today in History: On this day in 1971, the Diocese of South Dakota elected Harold Jones as its suffragan bishop.

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Monday Mission: Delegates sought for United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[ENS] Women interested in participating in the 51st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) as part of the Episcopal Church's delegation are invited to apply by November 15 to the Episcopal Church's Office of Women's Ministries.

The commission will meet February 26 to March 9, 2007, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Delegates experience the commission's work through meetings at the U.N. and numerous parallel events and caucuses. It is anticipated that they will use their new knowledge and experience to raise awareness of women's issues and be an active voice with government officials and church leaders during the UNCSW and when they return home.

A link to the application to join the delegation and more information about the UNCSW is available at

In a joint effort of the Episcopal Church and the Office of the Anglican Communion Observer at the U.N., delegates from across the United States and the Anglican Communion will participate in the event. The theme for 2007 is "The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child."

While in New York, delegates will attend plenary sessions at the United Nations and participate in dialogue with other delegates regarding women's concerns in the Church and the world. Some will choose a particular focus to follow, such as increasing the number of women at the decision-making tables, girls' education, or human trafficking. Parallel meetings during the UNCSW are numerous and cover diverse topics providing more personal and in-depth coverage of issues taken up by the commission.

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Catalyst: "Horizons of Mission" from Cowley Publications, Inc., by Titus Presler, 223 pages, paperback, $11.95

[Source: Cowley Publications] In this volume of The New Church's Teaching Series, Titus Presler offers a fresh vision of mission in the multicultural environment of a global community. Arguing that Christian mission expresses God's longing to embrace humanity in love, Presler explores how gospel understandings are being reshaped by Christians in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He explores the scriptural basis of mission, historical and contemporary Anglican approaches to mission, the encounter with other religions, and the interaction of gospel and culture. His 10 principles for mission in the 21st century will help parishes and dioceses to engage in world mission as companions in mutuality.

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