Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cairo conference: Contextual mission in Egypt

From The Living Church-

In April I flew to Cairo via Addis Ababa from the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Zambia, which was the subject of my most recent Interweavings article. Just before travelling to the airport, I enjoyed playing football in the grounds of Lusaka Cathedral with Andy Bowerman, co-director of the Anglican Alliance.

Coincidentally, on the flight from Addis Ababa to Cairo, I found myself surrounded by the entire Egyptian women’s football team. They were returning from the Ivory Coast, having just qualified for the Africa Women’s Cup. Discussions during the flight included the relative merits of Arsenal and Manchester United, the “Arab Spring,” relations between Muslims and Christians, and how we prayed. Ethiopian Airlines generously provided a celebratory chocolate cake, which the team kindly shared. So there was football at the beginning and the end of the journey.

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