The Least of These: Virtual Workshop Series 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM (Eastern Time)
“I was hungry, and you gave me food . . . I was a stranger, and you welcomed me . . . I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”
What does this mean, and how is it practiced around the world in 2020? What is it to minister to traditionally marginalized people? What is it to receive ministry from the margins?
In this workshop, you will first hear from Friends engaged in peace work, community development, and pastoral education about their answers to these questions. Later, you’ll have the chance to talk about how you approach these practices in the context of your own life.
Getry Agizah Anguva works with Friends United Meeting as Programme Coordinator for the work of Friends Church Peace Team. She has participated in many types of peace work, including the Alternatives to Violence Program, Trauma Healing and Reconciliation, Mediation, Civic Education, and the Nonviolence Movement for Social Change. Getry’s will and heart are in peace work. She has spent the past 15 years working for peace around her nation of Kenya, and outside Kenya in countries like Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, China, South Africa, Guatemala, and Ireland. She has also traveled within the USA to raise support for FCPT, visiting Quaker Churches and Meetings in many of the states. Her hobbies are traveling, doing reconciliation work, and helping her society to know real peace.
Oscar Siema Mmbali is a Friends’ pastor, serving in the Southside neighborhood of Belize City. His focus is on building relationships with youth and families; offering pastoral counseling, chaplaincy and discipleship; nurturing the growing Friends church; responding to the expressed needs of the neighborhood; networking with other agencies; and engaging in personal, highly-relational evangelism. Oscar is a member of Nairobi Yearly Meeting in Kenya. He trained for pastoral ministry at FTC and St. Paul’s University, and worked with Nairobi Yearly Meeting as a pastor and as a church planter among the Maasai. Most recently, he lived in Bangkok, Thailand, where he studied for his PhD in International Development and worked as a researcher for Transparency Thailand. He also volunteered as a chaplain for the Kenyan embassy in Thailand, visiting Kenyan nationals who were imprisoned, in detention centers, or were victims of trafficking.
Robert Wafula has been serving as Principal of Friends Theological College (FTC) in Kaimosi, Kenya, since October 2014. Robert Wafula is a Friends pastor, a Christian leader, a scholar of religion, a social scientist and an educator. He is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. His PhD was earned from Ohio University in the field of Cultural Studies in Education with his research focusing on the intersection of indigenous cultural practices and Christian faith among the Bukusu community of western Kenya. He holds two master’s degrees — in International Affairs and in Religious Studies — and has published in the fields of cultural studies, development studies, Quakerism and comparative religions.
August 22nd, 2020 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Donations - This is a Pay-As-Led event
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).