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Voices from Asia Mission Conference

Voices from Asia Mission Conference

Patrick Laing Tone, Myanmar Council of Churches. Photo: Claus Grue/WCC

13 October 2017

The fourth Asia Mission Conference began yesterday in Yangon, Myanmar.

Reflections after day one:

Patrick Laing Tone, coordinator of interfaith dialogue for peaceful coexistence at the Myanmar Council of Churches:

Overall a very interesting first day, but I was particularly impressed by the Archbishop of Hong Kong, Dr Paul Kwong, who clarified the distinctions between dialogue, engagement and reconciliation.

Shannon Lynn McCarthy, United Church of Canada. Photo: Claus Grue/WCC

Shannon Lynn McCarthy, United Church of Canada.

Photo: Claus Grue/WCC

 

Shannon Lynn McCarthy, executive secretary at the United Church of Canada in Winnipeg:

Coming from a country where the majority are Christians, it is interesting to hear testimonies from colleagues in minority countries. I feel blessed to listen to different perspectives.

 

 

Daw Than Than Aye, Peace Studio Center, Myanmar Institute of Theology. Photo: Claus Grue/WCC

Daw Than Than Aye, Peace Studio Center, Myanmar

Institute of Theology. Photo: Claus Grue/WCC

 

Daw Than Than Aye, executive secretary at Peace Studio Center, Myanmar Institute of Theology:

Since I am professionally engaged in peace building, this first day of the conference proved to be very useful to me.


 

 

 

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