Monday, June 06, 2011

Kibera Youth Network

Recently I had the privilege of being part of the launch of the Kibera Anglican Youth Network. Historically, the mainline churches have failed to reach out to residents of Africa's largest slums. Within the fourteen villages of Kibera, there are few, viable mainline churches working for social change. At the first KAYN meeting, members shared their aspirations for reaching out to address the many challenges facing young people within Kibera. Concerns were raised about ethnic and political tensions as well as joblessness and lack of educational opportunities. The young members of KAYN represent six Anglican churches within Kibera and are eager to serve their communities to offer the hope of the gospel.

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