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Spring | Summer 2018

A REPORT FROM THE 2017 ANNUAL MEETING


MESSAGE FROM THE
PRESIDENT A CRS EXPERIENCE:
M Y S T E R Y
By Fr. Jim Rosenthal

A t celebrations of Holy Communion every Sunday across the An-


glican world clergy announce to the people assembled, “Let us pro-
claim the mystery of faith.” So, we declare our faith in the passion and
victory of our Lord Jesus Christ. All divisions cease and the simple act
of receiving consecrated bread and wine, vividly remind us we are one
The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle bread and one body. Indeed, it is this mystery that allows us to fall in
love with the beauty of God’s world and God’s people.
A LOOK BACK The Compass Rose Society was the dream of the then new Secretary
General John Peterson from Jerusalem, and with the blessing our then
A LOOK FORWARD Father in God, Lord George Carey, a celebration of diversity became

I like to think of the Compass Rose Society a true experience for those responding to the call for members. Along
with the revival of Anglican World magazine, my enthusiasm for my
as an “old school” mission society. We give as ministry as communications director began to swell, and I am proud
stewards so that its global leaders and missionaries that personal friends, Miriam Hoover, H. Gregory Smith, the Diocese
can shape the mission and ministry of the wider of Chicago (Under Bishop William Percell), David Lochman, and
Communion. William Willimon, Theologian and others were some of the charter members of the CRS, who caught the
Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, said global fever and thus to this day that gem of a family we call Anglican/
to me not long ago, “It isn’t what you get done Episcopal prospers in the work and ways of the gospel. “Thanks, CRS”
that is important in leadership but rather what you is one of the theme songs and we sing with joy.
allow others to do. Lots of people get that mixed
up.” The Compass Rose Society helps other people
make a difference for the Gospel around the world.
In this way, as we look back at our stewardship
over the years, we should give glory to God for the
work done in his name as in our 24th year we have
reached the $10 million mark ahead of schedule.
In 2017, our total gifts amounted to $558,440 for
the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican
Consultative Council, the Secretary General and
the Anglican Communion Office.

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1. Mrs. Welby greets members and guests before dinner at the CRS annual meeting. 2. Dinner in the Lambeth Palace Library.
3. Leaving the Archbishop’s Chapel in Lambeth Palace following Compline.

Any CRS event shows the beauty of God’s rainbow people, Virginia Seminary, Episcopal Church Foundation, and others are
so designated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This past November, helping bring shared learning and shared teaching to people
people from Canada, Hong Kong, UK, USA and beyond came around the Anglican Communion.
together in London to hear from staff, such as the encouraging Our Archbishop has given the work and witness of the
words from Adrian Butcher, director of communications. We are Anglican Communion a priority in his call for reconciliation
in good hands! and a renewed proclamation of sharing the good news with
We pray as Anglican Christians for “all sorts and conditions of those who have never heard its call. The recent appointments at
men (women).” In that task, we are confronted with the need to be the ACO, Lambeth Palace, Anglican Centre in Rome and more
loyal to our calling of sacrifice as portrayed in these days of Lent. show his vision
The challenges to the CRS community were many at the The CRS experience can be a shared experience. Our prayer
2017 meeting. In the luxury of the old National Liberal Club, we is that others will be compelled to enable the good work begun
heard the plight of places in varying degrees of physical need. in each baptized follower of Christ.
The “telling the story” of our brothers and sisters of South Su- We are in the midst of that extra-holy season of Lent. I wonder
dan is an ongoing need and pray, an ongoing commitment. if the practice of fasting (our Muslim friends have much to show
Archbishop Justin is now calling on us to be leaders in bringing
us!) can help renew us physically and spiritually as those of us
the 2020 Lambeth Conference together by providing travel costs
gathered in the historic Archbishop’s Chapel were able to renew
that would aid the traveling bishop and their spouse.
our pledges for CRS’s work.
The evolving of a CRS Endowment was also on everyone’s
A holy Lent means an Easter of extraordinary victory is on
heart and mind throughout the meeting, and real progress has
the way. God bless the CRS.
been made. The staff reports were enlightening but also pointed to
the limited resources that are part of the reality-check at the ACO
and are areas that have seen CRS make a real difference. Members Fr. Rosenthal was formerly on the staff of the Anglican Communion Office
of the CRS, through institutions like Trinity Church, Wall Street, in London and is now, Priest at St. James Merton.

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ASIAPAC
NOTES CONFESSIONS OF AN
FROM ACCIDENTAL PILGRIM
By Alice Wu

“Pilgrimages are life-transforming.” Cliché? Fortunately for me, I had CRSers (Joey Fan, Granda &
Well...Before my first trip to the Holy Land, that looked, Stephen Hou) at St. Mary’s Church Hong Kong who had gone
sounded and smelled like a cliché. on the CRS Holy Land Pilgrimage in March 2014 to consult
with. They were most helpful. Joey gave me an extra book to
Perhaps it’s this post-Facebook world that we live in. I’ve read, and they all told me, “You’re in for a real treat. They’re Holy
seen photos of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Western Land pilgrimages, and there’s The Rev. Canon John Peterson
Wall, and other top sights on so many Facebook posts that Holy Land Pilgrimage. Nothing quite compares to it!”
they, too, have become, well, commonplace (pun intended, On my way to Tel Aviv, it dawned on me that I was feeling
of course), instagram-ily accessible. That aura of the sacred nervous — expectant, but of what exactly, I didn’t know. I
and mysterious of these actual geographical sites seem to fade had read all the books on the reading list, mentally prepared
with every “like” on every substandard version of the same im- myself to be a total embarrassment wailing at “the wall”, done
ages we see in glossy travel guides and National Geographic. my research and knew that the commencement of our pilgrim-
“What is it like?” Whenever I ask those who had gone on age coincided with the end of the intense month of prayer and
one this question, I have always gotten this answer or some religious devotion, Ramadan, for Muslims, and the closing of
other form of it: “It’s amazing/awesome!” followed by “You the Shabbat for Jews (in other words, tense), packed enough
have to be there to understand.” This “pilgrims only” exclusive sunscreen for an entire village, worked up the courage to face
club had sounded to me a lot like an even more “holier than passport control at Ben Gurion, and prepared to be — yes, as
thou” variation of “holier than thou.” cliché as it is — entirely transformed.

Looking out over Jerusalem toward the Temple Mount.

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I was soon going to be a bonafide Pilgrim, charged at the It’s something I’ve grown to be very comfortable with — an
eleventh hour with the task of doing a bit of reporting on identity I’ve embraced. To live and observe from “the periph-
behalf of the group of pilgrims. I knew my fellow pilgrims eral” was a privilege, a gift, to me. So for me, to be in “the
from Hong Kong, couldn’t wait to see CRS president Bishop center of the world,” where for thousands of years, people
Andy Doyle (there wasn’t going to a dull moment), was excited have vied to be the guardians of that center, I knew it would
to meet new friends but was also unsure about filing stories be profoundly interesting.
during the trip. I mean, Geoffrey Chaucer knew his pilgrims On our first full day of the pilgrimage, we were driven
— they were constructions of his genius and imagination! For up Mt. Scopus for the view of the Judean desert. As we were
a first-time pilgrim, being tasked with a job that requires returning to our coach, we saw that a team of Israeli law en-
performing at a certain level of dissociation to deliver seemed forcement officers were close by. As we approached our coach
like an impossible challenge, especially when the Most Rev. to board, some of us were taunted by them — a clear message
Josiah Idowu-Fearon described this pilgrimage as “[pilgrims] that we did not belong and that, we are to be acutely aware of
from across the Commu- why that is, based on our
nion… demonstrat[ing] race, our gender and our
the spirit of ‘walking to- faith. That left an impres-
gether’!” But as I was sion, as commonplace
going to be trekking on as these incidents are in
the ground our Lord all parts of the world. That
once did, “impossible” world of “differences”
sounded petty. was not going to let up
And for the next 12 as we commit to walk to-
days, we walked the gether. No, it was going
paths, climbed the hills, to intensify. It was going
stayed up late chatting to be “in your face.”
(and crying) in the St. What I didn’t expect
George’s Guesthouse but learned was that
courtyard. reconciliation requires,
Throughout the pil- first and foremost, heal-
grimage, The Canterbury ing. Walking in the Lord’s
Tales kept popping up A donkey crashed our Holy meal at the mount of the beatitudes. path, looking for God,
Bishop Andy did his best to distract the donkey. One of the lighter moments from this
in my mind. Obviously, pilgrimage. And a reminder to all to always expect the unexpected. requires that He be al-
it’s because this group of lowed into our innermost
pilgrims made for a very diverse group — so many different being and shock us out of how we have so far managed to live
characters, personalities, and experiences — coming together in a conflict-ridden and disorientating world and to heal our
for “Intentional Discipleship in a World of Differences.” deepest wounds. As much as the ugliness of how far human
We must have been a spectacle to watch! Just imagine the beings are willing to go to build walls for some mistaken sense
collection of cowboy hats, the most beautiful and stunning of security, walls that divide, set ourselves apart from others,
African head wraps, Panama hats, baseball caps, and sun hats and to ostracize all who were different is “in your face,” God
visors this group of pilgrims wore! And I can attest to this: to will step in and make His presence known and felt.
the eyes of the world; we definitely stood out. We attracted This is my story: the walls I encountered and how one,
quite a bit of attention. But what was not obvious to the world with the help of fellow pilgrims, came tumbling down.
was the walk we were tasked to do: the path of reconciliation. At the Western Wall, I felt completely ostracized. I could
We were to learn it, experience it and walk it, together. feel the piercing eyes of those who felt my foreign being as
Where, though, do I fit in? It’s a question I’ve always asked an invasion of their “space” as they wail and I stood numb
myself throughout my life. The immigrant experience was a in front of it. I had brought my Anglican prayer beads with
huge part of it. Returning back to my place of birth just to be me, and as I stood there as an alien nuisance, I prayed that
mistaken and treated as an “expat” was a part of it. Nowhere the Lord would take down walls that segregate, subjugate,
have I gone and lived did I feel that I truly and fully belonged. and alienate.

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Viewing the Dome of the Rock. Preparing the table. The moment Bishop Jane witnessed me hitting my
“invisible wall.”

When our pilgrimage took us to the other “wall” — the me as I searched for the source of that pain; they were there as
one that divides the West Bank and Jerusalem, the imposing I scaled that wall to see what was on the other side. And once
Israeli West Bank barrier — we were overcome with an I saw and shared what I saw, the wall came tumbling down.
overwhelming and profound sadness. As we walked along it That evening, God made it crystal clear to me that I belonged,
in silence, in sadness, and in tears, we took in its crushing right where I was, in the circle of pilgrims, who have come
presence. We had just visited the birthplace of Christ, and together to seek God, explore paths of reconciliation, to be
this massive vertical concrete wall was an affront to all that healed and journey on as we meet and accompany other
Bethlehem signifies. pilgrims on our journeys of walking with Christ.
God led me to an invisible wall of my own. We gathered As one of the pilgrims shared one evening: Reconciliation
between the Church of St. Anne and the large excavation area is messy. He is right. It is. And no one ever guaranteed that
of the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a man who had things aren’t going to be messy even after reconciliation.
been waiting for 38 years to be healed and to walk again (John Reconciliation doesn’t mean that things will neatly fall into
5:2-9), for our prayers of healing. As I walked up to fellow pil- place, as just a pilgrimage to the Holy Land won’t give us
grim Bishop Jane Alexander, who was praying for our healing permanent rose-tinted glasses.
and anointing us with oil, I walked into a spiritual wall, and It requires a lot of work, a lot of heartbreak and disap-
Bishop Jane saw me smash my head against it. Bishop Jane pointments, and a lot of fellow pilgrims who are willing to
asked what I would like her to pray for, and I had nothing for search dark places and scale walls that otherwise have
her. My heart was closed off to Jesus’s question of “Do you nothing to do with them. Reconciliation is not possible without
want to be well?” This shocked me: to learn of my invalid true compassion and the willingness to be hurt in the process.
spiritual state — and my soul was like a “pool” empty of water Those seemingly “protective” walls we have constructed for
to be stirred. ourselves need to come down. We need to reach out to see
I had not realized that I had built a wall of my own too — and feel the pains of our divided world.
a wall that separated me from wounds of the past, and it was Pilgrimages may be profoundly personal experiences, but
a wall, unbeknownst to me, that was intended to keep God at I was taught the important lesson that pilgrims also make the
bay. It was a wall of cynicism and bitterness. It was a wall of pilgrimages. And so it is a reminder that in our journey as
resentment, anger, and pain. It was a wall of loss. lifelong pilgrims, we are not to forget those we come to the
One evening, toward the end of our pilgrimage, as some Table to receive Bread and Wine with.
of us gathered in the courtyard enjoying a cool and breezy As “ambassadors for Christ,” we are to be reconciled to
summer evening, each other’s company, and already feeling God, and we have been given the ministry of reconciliation.
the days we have spent together have been way too short, And that ministry requires that we see beyond “otherness,” to
God swooped in and tore down that wall. Somehow that wash the faces of those who are suffering and experiencing
conversation took Bishop Jane and me back to that moment pain, deprivation, and degradation. The Via Dolorosa is our
by the Pools of Bethesda. Bishop Jane had told me that she felt path. Reconciliation is only possible when we make our way
the pain I was holding on to. And in the company of fellow through the way of the cross — a path that hurts and a path
pilgrims, they stood by me, encouraged me, and wept with that heals; a path that transforms.

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SOCIETY FORMS NEW CHAPTER IN HONG KONG
By Alice Wu

On the second Sunday of Epiphany (14 January


“What a great way for this Province [HKSKH] to begin 2018), the Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwong, Primate of Hong
its 20 th-anniversary celebrations by striving for justice Kong Sheng Kung Hui (HKSKH), Chairman of the An-
and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity glican Consultative Council, and member of the Com-
of every human being.” pass Rose Society, installed the Hong Kong Chapter of
~ The Rev. Canon John L. Peterson (14 January 2018 sermon at the Compass Rose Society during an Choral Evensong
HKSKH St. John’s Cathedral choral evensong, commemorating held at the HKSKH St. John’s Cathedral.
the inauguration of the Hong Kong Chapter of Compass Rose To celebrate this auspicious event, a dear friend
Society.) of HKSKH, the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, who, as
Archbishop Paul said “was instrumental to establish-
“Bless all of you in Hong Kong as you so generously support
ment of the Province of HKSKH”, and a Vice-Presi-
the global ministry of the Anglican Communion through the
dent of the Compass Rose Society preached at the
outreach of the ministry of the Compass Rose Society. You are in
Evensong service and shared the work and develop-
my prayers today as you celebrate the great work you are doing.”
ment of the Society at the celebratory dinner held
~ The Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, immediately after the Chapter’s installation.
Secretary General of the Anglican Communion In his sermon, Canon John shared with a group
of close to 200 — in attendance were Hong Kong
“As President of the Compass Rose Society, I am happy
CRS members, and invited friends of CRS — the CRS
that Hong Kong has made this decision and certainly this
story, and reminded all of our baptismal vows and
decision received unanimous support when the Compass Rose
what the establishment of the Hong Kong Chapter
Society Board met in London last November... I know the entire
of the Society means to HKSKH and the Anglican
Board of the Compass Rose Society joins me in thanksgiving
Communion.
for your ministry in the Hong Kong Chapter of the Compass
“This evening we are going to witness another
Rose Society.”
step in the Province of Hong Kong living into its
~ The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, President,
baptismal covenant by the establishment of the
The Compass Rose Society
Hong Kong Chapter of the Compass Rose Society.

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1. C
 anon John Peterson delivers the homily at the
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Hong Kong

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at the installation of the new chapter.
2. Archbishop Paul Kwan leads the installation service.
3. The Recessional concludes the installation service.

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The Compass Rose Society enables its members to partici-
A REPORT FROM GHANA
pate and build relationships with fellow Anglicans from
different Provinces in the Anglican Communion... In doing ON CRS SUPPORT OF THE
so the Society can serve Christ in all persons, loving our
neighbors as ourselves,” Canon Peterson said.
The Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary
BISHOP ACKON
General of the Anglican Communion, sent the Hong Kong
Chapter his congratulatory message, reminding all who MEMORIAL
were present that “since the very inception of the Compass
Rose Society, Hong Kong has played a significant role in the CHRISTIAN EYE CENTRE
life of the Society under the initial leadership of Archbishop By Rev. Kofi deGraft Johnson
Peter Kwong and today under Archbishop Paul Kwong’s
leadership.” Archbishop Josiah also commended the
“influential contributions made on the Board of the Compass
Rose Society” by CRS Vice-President the Very Rev. Samson
Jeremiah Fan and David Tse, and by their predeces-
sors Antonia Wong, Joey Fan, and The Rev. Canon Peter
Douglas Koon.
In his opening remarks at the inauguration dinner,
Archbishop Paul shared the vital work and support the
Compass Rose Society has made to the global ministry
and global initiatives of the Anglican Communion. “I am
so pleased to see Hong Kong’s strong commitment to and
support of the Anglican Communion. The establishment
of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Compass Rose Society
marks a major milestone both in the worldwide Society and I n October 2013 The Society visited the Diocese of
for Hong Kong.” Cape Coast on a Communion Visit. Since then, we have
The work of establishing a Hong Kong Chapter of the been working with diocesan leaders on several projects
Society began as early as July 2017, when a group of Hong including improving an eye clinic in Cape Coast. The director
Kong Compass Rose Society members, under the leadership of the clinic, the Rev. Kofi deGraft Johnson, recently sent us
of CRS Vice-President the Very Rev. Samson Jeremiah Fan, this update and some photos of their progress.
board member David Tse and former Vice-President Joey The installation of some of the equipment we acquired
Fan, met and discussed the mission, needs, and process as part of the re-tooling part of the project. This equipment
of setting up a Hong Kong Chapter. is used for further and better diagnosis of Glaucoma and
And consequently, on 6 November of the same year, the other retina related disorders.
CRS board passed the resolution in support of the initiation The Technicians are still fixing and test-running the
and development of a Hong Kong Chapter of the Society to machine. Will send further details. Already our mission
further work in:
team has carried out eight surgeries since last Tuesday, and
• Increasing and facilitating recruitment of new members;
we are still counting. Thank you so much for your support.
• Increasing communication and understanding of the Please pass our regards to the CRS families and ask them
Society among its existing members in Hong Kong; to remember us in their prayers.
• E nhancing support to members of the Anglican The eye clinic
Communion in all Asia regions; with its new roof
that CRS helped
support.
• Increasing awareness of Asian concerns within the
Anglican Communion; and
• Enhancing the fellowship of the CRS members in Asia.

Alice Wu is a member of the Compass Rose Society living in Hong Kong.

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FINANCIAL REPORT
The Society Continues to Enable Communion Ministry

A lthough contributions to the Society were lower in 2017 than in 2016, members did continue to support the
Anglican Communion generously. Preliminary figures show that during 2017 members gave more than $730,000
(USD) to the Society. This amount is down from 2016 giving, but all the decline is due to single large 2016 restricted
contribution made to support the Bishop Ackon Eye Centre’s renovation in Ghana. Annual giving by our existing
members reached a record level exceeding $520,000. We were pleased to welcome new members from Hong Kong,
the UK, South Africa, and the United States during 2017. New memberships further the spread the Society’s ministry
and fellowship.
The Society’s giving to support of the mission of the Anglican Communion totaled almost $630,000, and our
cumulative giving now exceeds $10.5 million. Happily, we set a new giving record for our giving to the Anglican
Communion Office’s budget by donating over $500,000 to support their work of global ministry. While setting a record
for our Communion donations, we also contributed to Coventry Cathedral’s vital work of reconciliation, the Princess
Basma Centre’s work with children with developmental disorders in the Diocese of Jerusalem, and a preschool program
run by St. Paul’s Church in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Also, the Society provided significant support to the Young
Green Anglicans Movement in sub-Sahara Africa. This project assists the young people of that region in pioneering
initiatives to reduce environmental degradation caused by growing populations, and poor land uses.
Operating expenses in 2017 were roughly the same as in 2016 but remained at less than 14.5% of giving. As
these expenses are modest and include amounts for staff, the Anglican World subscriptions, our newsletter, mailings
and office costs, members’ giving goes primarily to benefit the worldwide Communion. The Society continues to
provide the worldwide Anglican Communion with essential resources that are otherwise unavailable.
We will finalize our work on the 2017 results soon and post final financial statements on the website. Should
you have any questions, please contact me.

Respectfully submitted,
Robert J. Biehl, Treasurer

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$10 MILLION
E N D OW M E N T F U N D CA M PA I G N L AU N C H E D

T he Compass Rose Society has begun soliciting gifts for sole beneficiary. The Compass Rose Society’s board of direc-
its endowment fund. Society President Bishop Andy Doyle tors and its finance committee will oversee the endowment,
revealed plans for the fund at the Society’s 2015 annual meet- and five trustees, two of whom will be Society members, will
ing. He told members that “The Archbishop of Canterbury, supervise the trust. The trust manager will be the company
the Anglican Consultative Council, and secretary general do Churches, Charities, and Local Authorities Investment
not lack opportunities to meet the challenges of reconciliation, Management Limited (CCLA), an ethical fund manager who
mission and the need for ever-deepening spiritual growth oversees the funds held by the Church of England’s Central
presented by the global church. Board of Finance and other charities and local government
“The question remains, who will stand in the breach bodies, including the Anglican Consultative Council.
between the needs of the Welcoming the move,
Anglican Communion and the Archbishop of Canterbury
THE COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY
the resources to undertake its Justin Welby said: “I greatly
e what is evil, hold fast
another with mutual
her in showing honor.
ministry? The Compass Rose appreciate the commitment
dent in spirit, serve
Society is looking for partners
be patient in suffering, that the Compass Rose Soci-
tribute to the needs

to join us and meet this need ety has made to the global
squarely with the financial ministry of my office and
donations required to under- the Anglican Communion.
gird the vision of Communion The Society has supported
to which I firmly believe God several of my predecessor’s
has invited us.” initiatives, including the
Two years on, the Compass Anglican Observer to the
Rose Society has now launched United Nations, the Bible in
the endowment fund. the Life of the Church, and
The fund will generate in- theological textbooks for
The Compass Rose Society
come to support the Society’s
Episcopal Diocese of Texas seminary libraries and, during
1225 Texas Avenue

annual commitment to the


Houston, Texas 77002-3504
800 318 4452
my tenure, the Continuing
www.compassrosesociety.org
Anglican Consultative Coun- Indaba project.
ENDOWMENT FUND
cil. “As the endowment fund “The Society’s Endow-
grows, new memberships and ment Fund will both offer
9/27/17 11:32 AM

annual member contributions support to ongoing Commu-


will then support mission initiatives throughout the Anglican nion programmes and will allow the Communion to respond
Communion,” said Bishop Doyle. more generously to our future global initiatives. I urge all
“As a former secretary general of the Anglican Communion, members to remember the Compass Rose Society Endowment
I know first-hand how important such an endowment is,” the Fund in their estate planning endeavors as well as in their
Rev. Canon John Peterson of Washington National Cathedral, annual charitable giving.”
said. “This endowment will allow the Anglican Communion The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, The
to initiate new unbudgeted programs between ACC meetings Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, also welcomed the
or respond to humanitarian crises.” creation of the fund, describing it as “a great gift for our global
The endowment will be held by a trust fund established family that will enable the Communion to support its different
as an English charity, with the Anglican Communion Office as ministries for decades (and hopefully centuries) to come.”

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THE
CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM SUMMITS
In the following years, the Summit moved to:
• Beirut, Lebanon, in 2012, where we focused
building justice and peace in a violent and
changing world.
resist and condemn any notion that our holy
texts condone the violation of human dignity
or human rights. As Ayatollah Damad told the
Summit in Rome, “Religions are intended to be
messengers of peace, friendship, morality and
yloh ruo taht noiton yna nmednoc dna tsiser
y tingid namuh fo noitaloiv eht enodnoc st xet
eht dlot damaD hallotayA sA .sthgir namuh ro
eb ot dednetni era snoigileR“ ,emoR ni timmuS
dna y tilarom ,pihsdneirf ,ecaep fo sregnessem
:ot devom timmuS
desucof ew erehw ,2102
dna tneloiv a ni ecae

• The Vatican, in 2014, where we met Pope


Francis and explored Christians and Muslims
as believers living in society.
tranquility, (and) have become, in many parts
of the world, the cause for bloody and violent
feuds. Therefore, the arch duty of religious
2010-2016
st rap ynam ni ,emoceb evah )dna( ,y tiliuqnart
tneloiv dna ydoolb rof esuac eht ,dlrow eht fo
suoigiler fo y tud hcra eht ,eroferehT .sduef
epoP tem ew erehw ,
smilsuM dna snaitsirhC
.y teicos
• Tehran, Iran, in 2016, where we explored leaders, today, is to wipe out these emerging gnigreme eseht tuo epiw ot si ,yadot ,sredael derolpxe ew erehw ,
respect for human dignity as the foundation ugly and hideous ‘appearances’ of religions to By the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson
ot snoigiler fo ’secnaraeppa‘ suoedih dna ylgu noitadnuof eht sa y ting
for peace and security. try clarifying and showing the real beauties and dna seituaeb laer eht gniwohs dna gniy firalc y rt .y t
righteous facets of all holy faiths.” ”.shtiaf yloh lla fo stecaf suoethgir
Each Summit offered its own unique perspective evitcepsrep euqinu nw
on Christian-Muslim dialogue. Tough topics were Second, we must all resist the tendency to see ees ot ycnednet eht tsiser lla tsum ew ,dnoceS erew scipot hguoT .eug
discussed, including Islamophobia here in the our current struggles as East versus West, or ro ,tseW susrev tsaE sa selggurts tnerruc ruo eht ni ereh aibohpo
United States and the immigration issues facing as some cosmic clash of civilizations. Neither rehtieN .snoitazilivic fo hsalc cimsoc emos sa gnicaf seussi noitargi
Muslims throughout the Western World. At the side is engaged in a holy war. We must, as sa ,tsum eW .raw yloh a ni degagne si edis eht tA .dlroW nretse
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become partners. Last year, in 2016, as militants waged their bloody
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• Beirut, Lebanon, in 2012, where we focused or persecution, whether targeted towards Muslims,
on building justice and peace in a violent and Christians, or other religious groups, and prevent
changing world. insults, defacement, or destruction of religious sym-
• The Vatican, in 2014, where we met Pope Francis bols, art, buildings and texts.”
and explored Christians and Muslims as believers That fourth Summit in Tehran was always under-
living in society. stood to be our last, but our host, Ayatollah Mostafa

10
Moheghegh Damad, urged us to explore different ways to
expand the dialogue. Religious voices are needed, now more
than ever, he argued, to condemn the rising tide of violence
in society and “to condemn the use of religion and religious
terms to legitimize any unjust action in the name of religion
and to affirm that we worship the one God.”
So where do we go from here?
First, in a world where extremists commit atrocities in the
name of God, Christians and Muslims must resist and
condemn any notion that our holy texts condone the violation
of human dignity or human rights. As Ayatollah Damad told
the Summit in Rome, “Religions are intended to be mes-
sengers of peace, friendship, morality, and tranquility, (and)
have become, in many parts of the world, the cause for bloody
and violent feuds. Therefore, the arch duty of religious leaders,
today, is to wipe out these emerging ugly and hideous
‘appearances’ of religions to try clarifying and showing the
real beauties and righteous facets of all holy faiths.”
Second, we must all resist the tendency to see our
current struggles as East versus West, or as some cosmic clash
Former Iranian President of civilizations. Neither side is engaged in a holy war. We
Mohammad Khatami
spoke at the cathedral in must, as we said at the Cathedral in 2010, “promote under-
2006 to launch a series of
Christian-Muslim Summits.
standing and reconciliation between Islam and the West.”
We in the West are called to learn the differences and subtle-
ties within Islam, especially in a post 9/11 era. Islam is not
monolithic, and often takes on the color and character of its
local context. Throughout the Summits, there was a clarion
call for both sides to take a new look at “the other,” and to
search for the face of God in those who think, worship or live
differently than we do.
Finally, this Cathedral is called to be the safe space where
these conversations and steps toward mutual understanding
can take place. President Khatami deliberately chose the
Cathedral because this house of prayer for all people is known
to be a place where “the other” is respected and where a wide
diversity of views can be expressed and discussed openly.
Muslim leaders feel “safe” coming to the Cathedral, knowing
that their calls for greater understanding — not only between
Christians and Muslims but within Islam as well — will be
taken seriously. It is a heavy but welcomed responsibility for
the Cathedral, both at home and abroad. These ten years of
dialogue demonstrate what can happen when the Cathedral
opens its door and lends it moral authority to the search for
Retired Bishop John
Bryson Chane (Right), peace and understanding. We often see this Cathedral as a
and Canon John Peterson
(Center) Confer At The Tehran spiritual home for the nation — the Summits show that, in
Summit Last Year.
fact, the Cathedral is an important spiritual home for dialogue
between all of God’s people.

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DELLA WELLS
APPOINTED TO FELLOWSHIP IN JERUSALEM

Della Wager Well, secretary and legal counsel of the Compass Rose Society and
a seminarian (class of 2018) at Berkeley Divinity School, has been appointed by the
school as Porter Fellow in Jerusalem for 2018-19.
The Fellowship was established at Berkeley with the support of the Porter Foundation
to advance the global leadership of students by working at St. George’s College, living
in the interfaith context of Jerusalem, and volunteering at appropriate local agencies
including the Jerusalem Peacebuilders organization.
Della has been at Berkeley and Yale since 2016. A graduate of the University of
Georgia, the University of Virginia, and of Emory University, she practiced law with a
focus on energy and was a partner at Alston & Bird in Atlanta before entering seminary.
As Porter Fellow she will live and work at St. George’s, itself part of the Cathedral
Close community in East Jerusalem, and assist with the educational and pastoral needs
of pilgrims who come to the College for courses through the academic year.

COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY COMMUNION Visits & Study Trips Around

Diocese of Mpwapwa,
Tanzania Mexico
Diocese of Kaduna,
Northern Nigeria Ireland Salisbury, UK
Hong Kong Scotland & Wales
Jerusalem & mainland China (study trip) (study trip) (study trip)

99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

Cuba Diocese of the Highveld, Pilgrimage Rome


Province of to the Holy Land (study trip)
Spain & Portugal Southern Africa

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RECONCILIATION ADVISOR

CANON SARAH SNYDER


VISITS SOCIETY’S HOUSTON OFFICE

Canon Sarah Snyder, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s reconciliation with Canon Snyder while at the
reconciliation adviser, shared lunch at a local restaurant same time hearing the latest news from the
with members and friends of the Society on her recent visit Communion. Canon Snyder then continued
to Houston. Canon Snyder commented on the change in the on to London.  Those in attendance
Archbishop’s reconciliation focus since she joined his office included Skip and Shirley Allen,
in 2016. She noted that at the Archbishop’s suggestion she The Rev. Genevieve and Ed Razim,
had started with a “clean piece of paper” in her work and Jack and Patty Hurt, Mrs. Leiselle
that her focus was moving from internal reconciliation within Sadler, Jim Stephens, The Rev. Neil
the Communion to how to make the Church a reconciler for Willard, The Rev. Samantha
the world. Those in attendance had the opportunity to discuss Smith and Bob Biehl.

the Anglican Communion

Liverpool
(study trip)
Mexico
Diocese of Anglican Church in Brazil
Southern (The City of God in Rio Diocese of Cape Coast, Salisbury, UK
Malawi & Belem in the Amazon) Ghana (study trip)

08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Cyprus Paris No trips Province of Southern Communion Visit to


(study trip, the Convocation African and the Hong Kong, Shanghai
of Episcopal Churches) Diocese of False Bay & Nanjing China

Visit to Anglican Center


in Rome Jubilee Celebration

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Continued from page 1 ~ Message From the President

As you well know, the other part of our witness is by giving for this new province. And I thought that that was a
being communion. We gather together in London and visit fantastic moment to have Sudan reach out to seek representa-
many parts of the Communion. I think anyone will tell you that tives from all over the world to come and be present in that
in the end our Communion Visits are remembered more for moment of making. That is a significant step forward in our
what we have received in the witness of people in their local relationships. And we are looking forward to The Most Rev.
mission fields sharing the Good News of God in Christ Jesus. Ezekiel Kumir Kondo’s time as archbishop of his province and
Our secretary-general, The Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Atkins what he does there.
Idowu-Fearon has visited celebrations, consecrations, and Specifically, Sudan is a nation where Christians are, as you
meetings in over twenty-five different countries to date, know, a minority, yet our secretary-general and The Most Rev.
speaking on Evangelism, bearing witness to tragedy and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, met with hospitality
victory in the name of Christ. On behalf of us as a Commu- by the federal ministers in Sudan. While they belong to the
nion, he’s gone from every place to Barbados to Zambia. Muslim majority, they recognize Christians as believers with
And what he witnesses he shares. He reports there is a sig- whom they are willing and need to work for the peace and
nificant vigor, a great excitement that the spirit is moving unity of their work in the country. Several other provinces of
in the communion to gather people both through missions the Communion are being formed and developed. Our dollars
of service and Evangelism. to the Anglican Communion Office support the Communion’s
He also bears witness to the fact that bishops from Africa growth and evangelism efforts.
to Southeast Asian climates are choosing unity in mission to We celebrate the Anglican Communion’s ecumenical
concentrate on the needs of relieving poverty and corruption, work in Rome and with the Orthodox. In October 2017, The
ignorance and extremism in their counties and reaching out Most Rev. Bernard Ntahoturi was installed to lead the Anglican
for partners from the rest of the Anglican Communion so that Center there, and the Orthodox International Commission
they can do that work. We are united in our witness to a differ- for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue met. The Com-
ent kind of world for all people, for women and children. Our mission continues to develop work on the theological under-
gifts to the Anglican Communion Office support advocacy and standing of the human person, theology, and anthropology.
peacemaking across the Communion. The origins of this dialogue date back to before 2015 and the
There is growth in the Communion. Sudan is our newest publication of “In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-
province, our thirty-ninth. The Society sent a gift of thanks- Filled Anthropology.” Today they are beginning to ponder our

R E QU I E S CAT
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of
The Most Reverend Terence Finlay
Toronto, ON, Canada

The Reverend Shiela J. Flynn


Chemainus, BC, Canada

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mutual ministry together. Our dollars to the Anglican Commu- Meeting and launch efforts in the fall at our annual gathering
nion Office support the ecumenical work of the Communion. in London.
Support of the Anglican Communion Office and their By keeping our overhead for the society low, we can
communication programs have been an interest of our So- ensure that the vast amount of our dollars go directly to
ciety since its beginning. The Anglican Communion News its intended work. I am grateful for the board and commit-
Service allows us to be in touch, especially in prayer, with tee members who all give of their time and money to ensure
those around the Communion. Thanks to their ministry, we that the society continues to see every dollar possible goes to
have heard about world events which we duplicate on our people doing the work. I want to thank especially First Vice
Facebook page and in communications to our members. We President, The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, Vice Presidents,
have prayed for Barcelona, the victims of hurricanes in Texas, The Very Rev. Samson Fan, The Rev. Canon John Peterson, and
Florida, and Puerto Rico, the tower fire in London, the Ma- The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole, Treasurer, Bob Biehl, Secretary and
laysian church, and the missing pastor and leaders, Archbish- Legal Counsel, Della Wager Wells, Directors Michael Brown,
op James Wong, the new primate of the Province of the In- The Rev. Michaele Hagans, The Rev. Andrew Merrow, Carlos
dian Ocean, the Las Vegas shooting, the Florida high school Muñoz, The Rev. Canon Benjamin Musoke-Lubega, The Rt.
massacre, and the celebration of the new province of Sudan. Rev. Greg Rickel, Chuck Royce, The Rev. Pamela Cottrell Shier,
These were significant life-changing and transformational Jim Stevens, David Tse, Beverley Paterson Wood, Director of
events in our Communion, and yet we have also been able Communications, Norris Battin, and Endowment Fund Task
to receive the news about Rita Hunter who is the first woman Force members, Fred Moore, and Jane Watson. Of course, the
deacon ordained in the diocese of Guyana. So, it’s from this competent and always supportive Tami Hawkins administers
humble news about a celebration in Guyana to these great our Houston based office.
disasters that we’re able to participate in as we listen and hear Let me give thanks for the work of our Hong Kong Chapter
about the work. Compass Rose Society dollars support the that has grown significantly in numbers and giving. In the last
Anglican Communion Office communication programs in and five years, they have added 14 memberships, and their giving
around the Communion. across Hong Kong has remained strong. These results reflect
When we turn to our structures we see that everything from the strong leadership of The Most Rev. Paul Kwong, The Rt.
the Primates’ Meeting to the Anglican Consultative Council Rev. Andrew Chan, The Rt. Rev. Timothy Kwok, The Very Rev.
Meeting are healthier than they have been in recent memory, Samson Fan, The Very Rev. Matthias Der, The Rev. Canon Peter
we are setting the stages for Lambeth Conference in 2020. Koon, Joey Fan, David Tse, Antonia Wong, and Alice Wu.
Healthy governance is essential to the expansion of the mission Our Communion Trip in 2018 will be to Hong Kong to
of the Anglican Communion and our dollars support this work. celebrate their 20th year as a Province of the Anglican Com-
As we look forward, we have a goal of achieving more munion. We will then meet in London for our annual meeting.
than $700,00 from our members in gifts to support the We will share more news about this with you in April.
communion in 2018. Our goal is $500,000 to the Anglican Tentatively hold October 5th and 6th for Hong Kong, if you
Communion budget and another $200,000 in donor-directed are interested, and October 9th and 10th for London.
work across the Communion.
Moreover, we believe that we need to take advantage I remain your faithful servant,
of this moment in our history to provide for a $10 million
Endowment Fund that can grow over the years to generate
our annual $400,000 gift. By underwriting the work of the C. Andrew Doyle
Anglican Consultative Council and the Archbishop of IX Bishop of Texas ~ President of the Compass Rose Society
Canterbury, we will be able to multiply the dollars that go to
the evangelism, advocacy, ecumenical, and communication
work throughout the Communion. We launched the fund in Charles Andrew Doyle (Andy) is the ninth Bishop of Texas. He served five
years as canon to the ordinary prior to his election. Bishop Doyle holds
2017 and already have donors supporting it. a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas and served at
On top of our regular giving, we must endeavor to help St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin before receiving his M. Div. from
Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained deacon in 1995 and
raise scholarships for the Lambeth Conference to be held in priest the following year. He served at Christ Church, Temple and
2020. We will share news of this work after our Spring Board St. Francis, College Station.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
THE COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY
Supporting the mission of the Archbishop of Canterbury
The Very Rev. Andrew Asbil, Dean, St. James Cathedral, ON, Canada in the Anglican Communion.
Robert J. Biehl, Treasurer of the Society, Houston, TX
Michael J. Brown, Montevideo, Uruguay
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, BECOME A COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY MEMBER
Provost, Washington National Cathedral,
First Vice President of the Society, Washington, DC Join as an individual or form a chapter of several members. There are
parish, diocesan, and cathedral chapters within the Society. Share in the
The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, annual meeting: visit Lambeth Palace or Canterbury Cathedral; join in a
Bishop of Texas, President of the Society, Houston, TX question and answer session and dinner with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Very Rev. Chun Ho Samson Jeremiah Fan, Meet fellow Anglicans while traveling on Communion Visits throughout
Vice President of the Society, Dean of All Saints’ Cathedral, Hong Kong the world or study our Anglican heritage on location.
The Rev. Canon Michele V. Hagans, Washington, DC Individual membership includes an invitation for the member (or
couple) and up to two guests to attend the Society’s annual events and
Mark Hemmingway, ON, Canada
Communion Visits.
The Rev. Andrew T.P. Merrow,
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA With a parish membership, the rector and guest and two parish members
may attend. Four members of a chapter may attend. With a diocesan
Anne M. Moore, Minneapolis, MN membership, the bishop, a guest, and two members may attend. Attendees
Carlos R. Muñoz, White Plains, NY pay their travel expenses.
The Rev. Canon Benjamin Musoke-Lubega, For more information or to update your email address and other contact
Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY information, please email Tami Hawkins at thawkins@epicenter.org.
The Rev. Canon John L. Peterson,
former Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY SOCIAL MEDIA & INTERNET ACCESS:
Vice President of the Society, Hendersonville, NC Website: www.compassrosesociety.org
The Rt. Rev. M. Philip Poole , Facebook Group: w
 ww.facebook.com/groups/CompassRoseSociety
Vice President of the Society, Barrie, ON (click “Like” to join the community)
The Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel, Twitter feed: @CompRoseSoc
Bishop of Olympia, Seattle, WA (click “follow” to join the community)
The Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Instagram: instagram.com/comprosesoc/
Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
OTHER WEB LINKS:
Charles M. Royce, Greenwich, CT
The Anglican Communion: http://www.anglicancommunion.org
The Rev. Pamela Cottrell Shier,
The Anglican Communion News Service: www.anglicannews.org
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Salem, WV
The Archbishop of Canterbury: www.archbishopofcanterbury.org
James W. Stevens, Houston, TX
Episcopal News Service: http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/
David Sik Hung Tse, Hong Kong Forward Movement Publications: www.forwardmovement.org
Della Wager Wells, Secretary of the Society, New Haven, CT
Beverley Paterson Wood, Aurora, ON MISSION PARTNERS:
The Anglican Church in Southern Africa: http://www.anglicanchurchsa.org/
Coventry Cathedral Reconciliation Ministry: http://www.coventrycathedral.
org.uk/wpsite/our-reconciliation-ministry/
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana: http://capecoast.anglican.org
Diocese of Southern Malawi: www.angdiosoma.org
Ms. Suzanne S. Brock, Alexandria, VA, USA Diocese of Jerusalem: www.j-diocese.org
Ms. Lily See Mun Chang & Lam Wing Yin Diocese of the Highveld: www.diocesehighveld.org.za
Lam Man Adria Green Anglicans: http://www.greenanglicans.org/
Hong Kong Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil: http://www.ieab.org.br
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Chuk & Mr. Jay Chuk, Hong Kong La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico: mexico-anglican.org/QuienesSomos.html
Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte, NC, USA
NOTE TO MEMBERS:
Ms. Linnet F. Deily, Houston, TX, USA
To receive the Communicator by email only, contact
Dr. Silvia Gosnell, Cambridge, MA, USA thawkins@epicenter.org
Mr. Martin K. Matsui, Hong Kong
Ms. Louisa Mojela, Johannesburg, South Africa THE COMPASS ROSE COMMUNICATOR:
Published periodically by the Compass Rose Society, Norris Battin,
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Norman, Alexandria, VA, USA
Communications Committee Chair, editor. Photos by Rosenthal (Merton),
Senator and Mrs. J. Tunde Ogbeha, London, UK Kofi deGraft Johnson, Alice Wu, R. Frey, and D. Marks. Comments welcome
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Poon, Hong Kong to nbattin +CRS@gmail.com. An electronic edition of the Communicator
Mr. Chung Wing Vincent Tam and The Rev. Odette Tam, Hong Kong is available on the Society’s website www.compassrosesociety.org.

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Yiu, Hong Kong

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