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The Anglican Communion as Communion of Churches: on the historic significance of the Anglican Covenant - Michael Poon

22. March 2010

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The Anglican Communion as Communion of Churches: on the historic significance of the Anglican Covenant - Michael Poon

The paper aims to draw out the historic significance of the Anglican Covenant for the Anglican Communion. It begins by examining the nature and reasons of the “ecclesial deficit” of the Anglican Communion. It points out that the ecclesial status of the Anglican Communion has never been clarified. The Anglican Communion arises...

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The Forgotten Third Voice: Generosity Rebuffed by the West?  - Michael Poon

31. July 2008

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An Observation on Canterbury’s Second Presidential Address to Lambeth 2008 Michael Nai-Chiu Poon Archbishop Rowan Williams’ second presidential address, delivered near the mid-point of the Lambeth Conference, is most disappointing and worrying.  The Archbishop calls for acts of generous initiatives from both the...

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A Brief Response to Gregory Cameron’s Hellins Lecture on Anglicans and the Future of the Communion

09. July 2008

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Michael Poon, The Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Singapore Gregory Cameron’s recent lecture is a most sensitive treatment on the Anglican Communion today. His position as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Communion and as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s confidant makes his proposal all the more significant. It...

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Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui Sheng Gong Index (1955-1957)

17. April 2008

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The Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (“Chinese Anglican”) official publication The Chinese Churchmen (圣 公会报) ceased publication after the political changes in China in 1949. On 2 January 1955 Chinese Churchmen (圣工), literally meaning “sacred work”, was launched. It appeared more or less a quarterly magazine...

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The Global South Anglican: its origins and development - Michael Nai Chiu Poon

11. March 2008

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My aim in this exploration is to understand the rise and development of the idea “Global South Anglican”.  This designation only emerged following the Red Sea Third Global South Encounter in October 2005.  The terms “global South”, “Global South”, and “Global South Primates”...

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In memoriam: Professor David F Wright

21. February 2008

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In memoriam: Professor David F Wright

Professor David F. Wright, in a photo with Archbishop John Chew (left) and Canon Terry Wong, taken in January 2008 in Edinburgh Professor David F. Wright died on Tuesday morning, 19 February 2008. Dr Michael Poon, Global South Anglican Theological Formation and Education Task Force, wrote this tribute: For a brief time from...

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A Response to “An Anglican Covenant: the Saint Andrew’s Draft” - Michael Poon

09. February 2008

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Michael Poon, Singapore “And [Simon Peter] said unto [Jesus], Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” (Gospel Reading from the Form of Ordaining or Consecration of an Archbishop or Bishop, BCP 1662) The above pledge from a thrice-failed disciple, and his ...

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Reaffirming our vows and rekindling our first love: for the sanctification of the Anglican Communion

16. January 2008

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A response to my fellow Anglican presbyter Andrew Goddard Michael Poon, Singapore I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God , which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-control. (2 Timothy 1:6-7) Sanctify then by the truth; your...

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Michael Poon asks Archbishop Peter Jensen for clarification on several crucial points

30. December 2007

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Dear Archbishop Peter, I read with interest your 27 December 2007 Statement on the proposed Global Anglican Future Conference. Thank you for unpacking the background, and for your reassurance to your faithful in Sydney that the Conference “is not designed to take the place of Lambeth”.  I appreciate your conviction in upholding...

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Michael Poon asks some questions on ‘The Global Anglican Future Conference’

30. December 2007

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“Everything is permissible” — but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” — but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) I am saddened and shocked by the Statement on “The Global Anglican Future Conference, June 15-22, The Holy...

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