By Daniel Lovering SALEM, Mass., Feb 20 (Reuters) - At a church on the New England coast 200 years ago, five young men became ordained...
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The church is indigenous from the start. It has always been self-supporting, self-propagating and self-governing. Missionaries provide teaching and pastoral care alone.
"Is conversion wrong?" The answer, as one might expect, is complicated.
The hubris of the missionary's position, either as part and parcel of the European colonial system or as part and parcel of the American Century, is inescapable once you notice it.
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