Words of encouragement from Archbishop Njongkulu Ndungane, host for TEAM2007

March 14, 2007 at 3:48 am | Posted in Who's at TEAM2007? | 2 Comments

How do you see the role of young people in the church and in this event?
Here in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, we take young people very seriously, because they have energy, commitment, and enthusiasm.  When the idea of the TEAM event was put together, I just said to Delene Mark and her team at HOPE Africa to run with it.  I’ve been a figurehead here really, more than anything else.  You can see here what they have put up—thank God for that.  We would like to encourage other provinces to do the same because it’s actually an investment in our church—the young people are the church of today and the church of the future.  For them to be engaged in issues of development and social justice, it augurs well for the future of our church and the future of our world.

What else would you like to say directly to young Anglicans around the world?
I would like to encourage them to stand together and take leadership in the affairs of the world.  We live in a globalized and globalizing world. It’s up to them to shape the future and we who have been young a longer time than them would want to make our contribution, as far as possible, to make a future that is brilliant for our children and our children’s children, and therefore we would like to create space for young people to show their talents and gifts in shaping our future.

 

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Who is contributing to this weblog?

March 9, 2007 at 12:27 am | Posted in Who's at TEAM2007? | 1 Comment

There are a number of young adults attending TEAM2007, most of whom are official delegates (one of five) from the member churches under 30 years of age.  This space was organized by co-opted staff to the International Anglican Youth Network to give voice to younger participants to communicate with their supporters and the whole Communion.  The opinions stated here are contributors’ own, and do not necessarily reflect that of their member church.  Following is an evolving list (there are so many participants at this gathering and it is difficult to reach people during sessions and blogging has to happen during the little free time that we get):

Laura Amendola (The Episcopal Church)
Amy Denney Zuniga (The Rev.) (Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America, El Salvador)
Odwa Gonya (Anglican Church of Southern Africa, 2006 gathering participant, facilitator at TEAM)
Sally Sue Hernandez-G. (The Rev.) (Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico)
Tais Kovaleski (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil)
Jefferson Lizardo (Episcopal Church of the Philippines)
Timothy Titus Nyirenda (The Rev.) (Church of the Province of Central Africa)
Susanna Snyder (Church of England)
Sierra Wilkinson (US student in Cape Town)

We continue to invite participants onto the weblog and you can use the categories list to see invididual posts or stay in touch day by day.  You can subscribe to this weblog via RSS feed if this is more convenient for you.

 This is a good page for general comments for our group as most posts are by invididual authors.

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