Leadership

Last updated: 
April 3, 2018

Author Adam Kilner was one of the United Church participants in the World Council of Churches' Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, which took place March 8-13, 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania.

As the Dreamliner touched down in Addis Ababa, after 13 hours crossing the Atlantic and the great Sahara, I glanced out the window and noticed the terminal: “Welcome to Ethiopia – Land of Origins,” it said...

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March 23, 2018

Ever so often in the church I hear statements and experience attitudes that cause me concern. One such incident occurred recently in response to the outcome of Remit 6 (One Order of Ministry.) My concern is not about the apparent merits or demerits of Remit 6, or about who voted either for or against it. They say fools rush in where angels fear to tread (and I hope that I am not the former), yet there is something about the conversation swirling around Remit 6 that doesn’t sit well with me. Here’s why.

I believe mission...

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March 2, 2018
It was a rare privilege to travel to Zambia in February 2018 for a Mission & Service–sponsored partners’ meeting dubbed “the Indaba” (Zulu for consultation or gathering). For the first time, the Indaba brought together 15 African partners and one Asian partner who have each related to The United Church of Canada, but who did not necessarily have relationships with each other. 
 
The gathering offered a safe space for partners in the region to meet their neighbours. The group used stories, group activities and conversations, and case studies and presentations...
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