Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Report from Ecumenical News International

Ecumenical News International 
News Highlights
 23 September 2010 

World churches leader urges African Christians to be self-critical 

 Nairobi (ENI). The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has praised churches in Africa for their resilience against the challenges they face but has also urged them to be self-critical. Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran, was on his first tour of Africa as WCC general secretary after taking over from his Kenyan predecessor, the Rev. Samuel Kobia, in January. Tveit's 21 to 27 September trip will take him to Kenya and Ethiopia. "I commend your resilience and your strength and your hope which you have shown, and which you continue to show in your many struggles for justice and peace in Africa, often in very difficult and very challenging times," said Tveit in a sermon at the headquarters of the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi. [465 words, ENI-10-0649]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if he wants the African Christians to be "self-critical" of their criticisms of European and North American amorality?