Africa for Norway
This ‘campaign’ Africa for Norway has gone viral with an excellent video that challenges assumptions about aid.
The message is a serious one, but Continuing Indaba goes a step further. The focus for fundraising that does not exploit stereotypes, is based on good information and shows respect. The aim is for aid that reflects real need.
Continuing Indaba endorses all these sentiments, but our aim is to engender true partnership through a common journey that seeks to end the donor receiver relationships that have blighted the Anglican Communion.
Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Third Anglican Congress that gave birth to Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence (MRI). The speakers at the Congress declared that the era of givers and receivers was over; 50 years later we know it is not.
Our mission is local and global. Mission takes place in a locality and is about people and their relationship with God. All mission is part of God’s Global mission. If you do mission to others without their consent you are participating in colonialism. In this we agree with RadiAid. But if we attempt mission alone we are liable to be insular, isolated and introverted.
Our message is that Norway does need Africa just as much as Hong Kong needs Jamaica and El Camino Real needs Western Tanganyika and Gloucester.
We need one another as genuine partners, not object s of aid.
We are sisters and brothers in Christ.