“… Eight hundred people of virtually every racial, theological and ecclesiastical variety found in Southern Africa, together with visitors from East Africa, Europe and North America, confronted each other and ended up discovering one another as members of the One Body called into fellowship for the sake of the Gospel in the life of the world… It does not mean that everybody ended up in agreement, that tensions are no more, that theological differences have been overcome and rendered obsolete. No, it means that the Body of Christ is greater than any one of its constituent parts, and that the healing power of the Gospel is more potent for personal and social change than any one of our unavoidably partial interpretations of it.” (Dr John de Gruchy of Cape Town University quoted in African Harvest, Anne Coomes, p390)


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