10/12/2006

Archbishop Ndungane sees into the future.

I knew I liked this man! Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane said this in an interview that is part of a wider story on the Toward Effective Anglican Mission conference to be held next March in Capetown:

“I can see the drum majorettes meeting the delegates at the beginning of the township, the sound of drums leading us to the Opening Eucharist venue; delegates getting out of the buses joining the procession, waving banners that bear the messages of hope to the residents.”

The Millennium Development Goals don't normally seem upbeat words to occasion sounds of drums and drum majorettes, nor does the sight of Anglican delegates disembarking from busses waving banners tend to make me what to shout for joy, but I get the point: what good are the MDG's if attention to them is not a surce of joy and hope?

So bring on the drum majorettes and the Anglicans (and some, one supposes, who are both.)

Being lifted up, the work should go easier.

The web is a wonderful thing....I looked up drum majorettes and lo and behold the first item was The SADMA website - the South African Drum Majorette Association. Archbishop, your vision can be real. Now about those Anglican delegates....

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