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Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM)
Meeting March 7-14 at the Birchwood Conference Centre near Johannesburg, TEAM welcomed more than 400 people from 30 of the Anglican Communion's 38 provinces to review the church's response to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
TEAM 2007 Photo Gallery
Archbishop Ndungane's concluding remarks at the TEAM conference
TEAM: Presiding Bishop tells conference to carry out prophetic witness
Presiding Bishop's address at the TEAM conference
TEAM: Conference participants head home with new friends, tools to meet MDGs' challenges
TEAM offers inspiration, hope for a Communion focused on mission, Episcopal delegates say
TEAM: Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori reiterates MDG commitment at conference
HIV/AIDS, malaria are connected, must be treated together, TEAM conference told
TEAM: Children's wellbeing at root of poverty reduction, women say
In South Africa, Pilgrimage for Peace helps young people see their global context
TEAM: Northern Uganda bishop says education will provide the path to dignity
Forgiveness, restorative justice are central to conflict resolution, Michael Lapsley tells TEAM conference
TEAM: Speakers set MDGs in theological context
South Africa's president welcomes archbishops of Canterbury, Cape Town into dialogue
Media briefing: South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
TEAM: Three speakers put their local contexts into larger Communion's perspective
Knowing the Lord is about giving the poor a fair trial, Williams tells TEAM conference
TEAM: Archbishop of Cape Town urges conference to answer God's call to mission
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane's opening address
Williams tells opening TEAM Eucharist follow martyrs' example, break down barriers between people
Audio: Archbishop of Canterbury upholds MDGs among Communion's top priorities
TEAM will build shared vision, energy around MDGs, Archbishop of Canterbury says
Listening: Anglican women reaffirm commitment to church's mission, unity
Multimedia: Archbishop of Cape Town to lead international conference on MDGs
Listening: Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Africa, Angola
Multimedia: Towards Effective Anglican Mission conference
Anglicans worldwide prepare strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
TEAM mission conference to welcome Rowan Williams as keynote speaker

Audio: Presiding Bishop tells conference to carry out prophetic witness
At the March 14 closing session of the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference, which has described itself, in part, as an international conference on prophetic witness, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the participants that they stand in a long line of Jewish and Christian -- including Anglican -- prophets.  Listen Here



Audio: HIV/AIDS, malaria are connected, must be treated together, TEAM conference told
HIV/AIDS and malaria must be fought with education, openness and better access to medical care, four speakers told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference on March 12, the sixth day of its eight-day meeting in Boksburg, South Africa.  Listen Here



Audio: Dr. Debby Watson, an independent researcher of children's issues
Dr. Debby Watson told the TEAM conference March 11 that when she talks with poor children about why schools are important to them, they tell her that they make friends and happy memories in school, that school feeds them and gives them hope, and that they think school can help them not be poor. She suggested that the same might be said about churches, adding that churches could provide all these things for children.  Listen Here



Audio: The Rev. Diana Nkesiga, vicar of All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda
The Rev. Diana Nkesiga from Uganda told the TEAM conference March 11 that churches have a vital role to play in helping children and adults move through grief.  Listen Here



Audio: Michael Lapsley says forgiveness, restorative justice are central to conflict resolution
Healing and reconciliation are integral to the journey of forgiveness, the Rev. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest who serves as the director of the Institute for the Healing of Memories based in Cape Town, South Africa, told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference gathered in Boksburg March 10.  Listen Here



Audio: Northern Uganda bishop Onono-Onweng says education will provide the path to dignity
Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng of the Anglican Diocese of Northern Uganda told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference March 10 in Boksburg, South Africa, that education is at the heart of rebuilding his conflict-torn region.  Listen Here



Audio: Steve de Gruchy, head of the School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Steve de Gruchy, who teaches at the School of Religion and Theology at University of KwaZulu-Natal, told the TEAM conference that "rich companies, rich people, rich nations and, I have to say, rich churches stand in judgment against us" when contrasted with the extreme poverty in the world.  Listen Here



Audio: Hellen Wangusa, Anglican Observer at the United Nations
Hellen Wangusa, Anglican Observer at the United Nations, said in her response to Shetty's presentation that Anglicanism's theological emphasis on the incarnation and the importance of embodiment fits well with the MDGs' concern about people's physical well-being.  Listen Here



Audio: Salil Shetty, UN director of the Millennium Campaign
Churches are one of the few organizations that get in touch with their constituencies every week, said Salil Shetty, director of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals campaign, to the TEAM conference March 9.  Listen Here



Audio: South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki reinforced his dedication to continuing partnership between his government and the Anglican Church during a March 9 meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Southern Africa. In this audio stream, Mbeki and Williams address the media March 9 following their meeting. Requested by Ndungane and attended by the president's director general, Frank Chikane, the meeting was held at the president's residence in Pretoria, about 60 kilometers from Boxburg where more than 400 Anglicans are attending the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference.  Listen Here



Audio: Archbishop of Canterbury delivers keynote address in Boksburg, South Africa
A world where no one is forgotten, no one is invisible, "is a world in which God's promise has been fulfilled," Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told delegates attending the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference in his keynote address March 8 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Listen Here



Audio: Archbishop of Cape Town urges TEAM conference to answer God's call to mission
Cape Town Archbishop and Primate of Southern Africa Njongonkulu Ndungane told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference March 8 that God had called the participants to Boksburg, South Africa. "We hear and we respond because we serve a God who hears the cries of the oppressed," Ndungane said in his opening address to the TEAM conference. "God, my friends, hears and he acts and he acts through the mission of the Church and God acts through people like you and me."  Listen Here



Audio interview: Archbishop of Canterbury upholds MDGs among Communion's top priorities
The strategies embodied in the Millennium Development Goals are the focus of an international conference titled "Towards Effective Anglican Mission." Known by its acronym TEAM, the week-long conference will welcome more than 350 Anglicans to Boksburg in South Africa, beginning with an opening Eucharist March 7 at All Souls Anglican Church in Tsakane. In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who is attending the conference as a keynote speaker, offers some perspectives about the gathering and the mission priorities for the Anglican Communion.  Listen Here