Setting the Agenda for Engagement
The world over, politics seems to be the single most dominant determinant of the stability and destiny of nations. Whether in the most advanced nations or in the lowest developing countries, negative politics has resulted in tension, violence and, at times, outright wars. Here in Kenya, every electoral cycle seems to come with serious divisions that greatly disrupt the socio-economic activities of Kenyans.
“In every action we take, we are doing either of two things. We are either helping create a hell on earth or helping to bring a foretaste of heaven. We are either contributing to the broken condition of the world or participating with God in transforming the world to reflect His righteousness. We are either advancing the rule of Satan or establishing the reign of God.”
The Church in Kenya, in collaboration with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has come together to facilitate a robust conversation at a proposed Leadership Summit on Church and Politics from 16-18 June 2021. The Summit will, among other things, draw lessons from the Church in Africa and other parts of the world. Of particular interest is the USA where the 2020 elections brought to the fore serious questions about the role of the Church in politics.