Religion: Handing Over

In Africa, India and Southeast Asia, nationalism has forced the Christian churches to speed up the process of turning control over to native churchmen. Just back from a two-month tour of African missions, Methodist Bishop Gerald Kennedy of Los Angeles said last week that the whole future of Christianity in that part of the world depends on the speed and success of the handover. "We have failed in that we have tried to keep too much control by running 'white missions,' " said Kennedy. "We need to train more natives so that the missions...

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