Making Process Serve Partnership

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June 2007 | Vol. 2 | Issue 6

Making Process Serve Partnership

The problems come, I feel, not so much because these processes are needed, but in how we go about achieving them.

These candid comments come from senior, majority-world mission leaders describing their experiences with Western organizations who wanted to help them:

  • I don’t like to work with most Western agencies. They want to tie my feet; they want me to do their program in order to work together. – Indonesia
  • These North American groups tell us, ‘Here is our agenda; here is how it will be done.’ – Spain
  • Everyone wants to come here to establish their name, their presence. The church must be led by the church in Iraq. – Kurdish area of N. Iraq
  • Usually Christian missions came and told us what to do; they imposed the way to work. They didn’t give us the dignity to say where we need help. – Mali
  • What we want is friendship, understanding, trust. – Egypt. . .[Click below to continue]