The Listening Process
Guidelines for Submission - Practical
Submissions may be made in any major language of the Anglican Communion.
A synopsis of no more than 300 words is required.
- The Variety of Submissions
Submissions may be academic articles, poems, video clips, audio recordings,
statements, testimony, book reviews, liturgical materials, Bible studies,
pictures or any other material which seems significant to the contributor.
Submissions may focus on one section or may cover more than one section.
For example: and article entitled “Marriage in the Tradition of the
Church” would be aimed at Section 3. However, a submission such as “Marriage
in the Tradition of the Church and in the culture of West Africa” would
be very welcome and might equally fit in both Section 3 and Section 5.
- Academic Articles
Articles for publication on the CD should be no longer than 3,000 words
in length. A series of articles from the same source is welcomed. Shorter
more precise articles are more likely to be accessed and utilised than
longer ones. There is no intention to translate the submitted articles
into other languages of the communion (as opposed to the Study Guide) and
so care should be taken to use plain English, readable for those to whom
English is a second language.
- Previously Published Material
Previously Published material is welcome for submission. For copy right
reasons any such material must be clearly marked and permission for publication
obtained and forwarded to us. The author of the material has responsibility
for obtaining the permission to publish on the CD. The form is on [WebPage]
- Form of Submission
Submissions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Submission
for Resources’ on the subject line.
Submissions will preferably be in Microsoft Word or readable by Microsoft
Word. Submissions on paper text will be accepted, especially from parts
of the world where access to computers is limited.
Pictures and video clips etc. will require other forms.
Please label clearly which section or sections you are submitting to.
Clarity and brevity will be taken as significant virtues for publication.
- Information Required
For a submission from a group or diocese:
We need the name of the group, a contact name for the submission
(including title and position in the group), a physical address (including
country) and any website and phone number.
For an individual submission:
We need: A contact name, title, a physical address (including
country) and phone number. If the person holds a position in the church,
lay or ordained we would value that information. For lay people or ministers
in secular employment we would value your job title.
- Anonymity and Submission
We are dedicated to making safe space. For this, the facilitator
offers anonymity to those who wish it. However, the Facilitator will need
all the above information for publication. Anonymity can be of name alone
or can include role in the church, job title and nationality.
- Criteria for Publication
The decision to publish will be solely in the hands of the Facilitator,
who will be advised by the editors.
Submission is not a guarantee of publication.
Where several submissions have effectively covered the same ground from
the same cultural context it will be necessary to choose those which reflect
best a point of view or a life experience.
- In line with the commitment of the bishops in Resolution I.10 of the
1998 Lambeth conference to “listen to the experience of homosexual
persons”, priority will be given to hearing that experience.