26 October 2007

Mirage in the desert: the myth of the 'Global South'

Here's an analysis of just what the so called 'Global South' is and is not from the Rev. Frederick Quinn. Some short quotes:

"Global South" implies a monolithic body when in reality the group's membership appears to be porous, driven by a small number of special interest advocates primarily in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and their American franchise holders."

"The vision of Christianity that Akinola and his supporters present does not represent the breadth and depth of religion in Africa. Scripturally and structurally, it mirrors the remnants of a colonial church tradition, one where African bishops rigidly follow in the footsteps of a departed generation of autocratic British mentors."

Thanks to Episcopal Life Online for the link to Dr. Quinn's piece.

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