Religion: Dollars and Diplomacy

The All Africa Conference tries to recoup and regroup

The 300 delegates who gathered in Nairobi last week for the fourth General Assembly of the All Africa Conference of Churches were shunted away from the organization's fancy new headquarters on Waiyaki Way. Instead, they met in an unpretentious teachers' college outside the Kenyan capital. A conference hall and chapel, intended to serve as an imposing centerpiece for Africa's largest ecumenical body, is still unfinished for lack of funds.

It was only the most visible reminder of difficulties facing representatives of 118 non-Catholic churches in...

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