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“It is too short to tell” - closing address by Abp John Chew

23. April 2010

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“It is too short to tell” - closing address by Abp John Chew

Let me speak in two parts. Firstly, a couple of closing words to end this Encounter. Let me give you some insights on the ‘behind the scenes” challenges in organizing this Conference. The original intent was to host this Encounter in England. Even up to August last year, this was our intent. I still remember that when the…

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Remarks and Observations from the Coptic Orthodox Church by Bishop Anba Suriel, 23rd April 2010

23. April 2010

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Remarks and Observations from the Coptic Orthodox Church by Bishop Anba Suriel, 23rd April 2010

First of all I wish to thank you very much for the warm hospitality that I have received from you all. You made me truly feel comfortable and at home amongst brethren. I wish to thank our host His Grace Archbishop John Chew and all the support he has given to the small Coptic community in Singapore over the years. To all the…

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Plenary 3: Challenges and Network for Capacity Building, Bishop Albert Chama & Keith Chua

22. April 2010

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Plenary 3: Challenges and Network for Capacity Building, Bishop Albert Chama & Keith Chua

Let me firstly extend a personal welcome to Singapore and I trust that our hospitality teams have been taking good care of you. I was privileged to have been at the last 2 encounters – that may or may not be a good thing. Continuity can be very helpful but I realise that staying too long results in excess baggage. If you travel…

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Plenary 3: Capacity Building And Networking -Bishop Albert Chama

22. April 2010

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Plenary 3: Capacity Building And Networking -Bishop Albert Chama

Introduction This paper aims to discuss economic empowerment for the Church, and suggest some methods we need to employ in order to empower the Church economically.  Further, discussion will focus on capacity building and net working in order to sustain the economic development in the Church of the Global South. As far as…

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Plenary 2 (Part 2): Challenges and Network for Missions and Ministry, Bishop Ng Moon Hing

21. April 2010

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Plenary 2 (Part 2): Challenges and Network for Missions and Ministry, Bishop Ng Moon Hing

The world has moved on and changed much. At the turn of the last century, it was North-Western centric in terms of economy, wealth as well as Christian presence. Within the last 100 years, there is a steady shift in the center of gravity of Christian presence from the North-Western to the East and South. It seems that the shift…

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Plenary 2: Mission and Evangelism in East Africa - The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi (21st April)

21. April 2010

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Plenary 2: Mission and Evangelism in East Africa - The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi (21st April)

This message was presented by Bishop Stephen Kaziimba on Abp Henry Orombi's behalf. I want to begin my portion of the presentation on Mission and Evangelism by reminding us of a very familiar passage in the Gospels.  Mathew 9.35-37 says, 35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues,…

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Thematic Address 3: “Light for the Nations” - Rev Dr Paul Swarup

21. April 2010

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Thematic Address 3: “Light for the Nations” - Rev Dr Paul Swarup

I am really glad to be part of this 4th Global South to South encounter and I thank God for giving me this opportunity to be part of this forum. I would also like to thank Arch Bishop Chew for persuading me to come and also address this august body from the Southern half of the world on the theme of being a light to the…

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Covenants for the Peoples: Thematic Address 2 - Abp John Chew

20. April 2010

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Covenants for the Peoples: Thematic Address 2 - Abp John Chew

Introductory: Covenant is obviously a very key central biblical concept.  Our intent is however specific and limited for our gathering. My intention is to try digging into the deep core pulse of the covenant reality in the God-Israel relationship and its working out or otherwise of its vocational existence. Click Play…

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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s address to the Fourth Global South to South Encounter, 20 April 2010

20. April 2010

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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s address to the Fourth Global South to South Encounter, 20 April 2010

The text of the video address played at the Encounter this morning (Tues). Greetings to you all, in the name of our risen Lord and Saviour. You are meeting in this most precious season of the Christian year – the Easter season when we give thanks for the new creation revealed and made real for us in the resurrection of…

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Sermon at GSE4 Opening Service - Abp Peter Akinola

19. April 2010

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Sermon at GSE4 Opening Service - Abp Peter Akinola

“I the LORD have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand, I will keep you and will make you to be o covenant for the people; and a light to the gentiles.' Isaiah 42.6 I want to welcome all of you, the people of God, this the opening service of the Fourth South to South Encounter of the Global South…

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