The response to my blog entry concerning Friends, US and Kenyan, has been lively and vigorous.
Yesterday, while attending the American Academy of Religion sessions in Atlanta, I had the opportunity to speak with the current Principal of Friends Theological College, Ann Riggs. We spoke about this issue and about whether a fuller explanation might help us understand better the relation of Friends in Kenya, and specifically, at FTC. Thus, I’ve invited her to contribute a series of two or three short essays, as a guest of Theography, to help place this in a broader perspective. The conversation will be open. I’m not sure she and I are in agreement on some of these points, but I welcome the contribution of someone working very closely with the situation (as I value Johann Mauer’s reply to the initial post).
I’d encourage you to check out Micah Bales new work on Missional Quaker Faith where he is also raising some of these concerns.
So, please stay tuned… this conversation will continue.