As a new century approaches, the Anglican Communion continues to expand and mature. What began as a series of colonial chaplaincy outposts has become a worldwide family of autonomous churches with a common heritage and extraordinary diversity. More than seventy unique and highly personal essays address issues of theology and worship, the life of the Church, the Church in society, and the Church and its mission, together with some visions of the future, all from Anglicans in different contexts, and with different agendas. Above all, these accounts taken together say an emphatic No! to the myth of Anglicanism as a privileged club for white Anglo-Saxons who live in the northern hemisphere but presume to speak for their southern neighbors. Here at last is a book stating unequivocally that in the Anglican Communion there are many gifts, many voices.