poverty in Africa is complicated
April 29, 2009
In a talk I had with one of my lecturers a few years ago he told me about a friend he had in the Socialist part in the Netherlands who had a list of the 4000 poor people in Amsterdam. He had to tell this European that Africa is much more complicated, we cannot make lists of our poor people.
Although I appreciate this blog post from the Jesus Manifesto, where the ratio homeless people:guest rooms in Christian houses are discussed, reading it again reminder me about how much more complicated the African situation is. Poverty in Africa cannot be listed.
Note: I believe that the church in Africa has as part of it’s task to remind the broad ecumenical church about the complexities of the world.