Paul Kawimbe: We need each other

Partnership is a new model. American and African Christians have unique gifts and resources to share with each other for more effective global missions, says AME Bishop Paul J.M. Kawimbe.


AME Bishop Paul J.M. Kawimbe offers his thoughts on a post-colonial model for global missions.

Kawimbe is president of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Global Council of Bishops and presides over the 17th Episcopal District of the AME Church, which comprises Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia. A native of Lusaka, Zambia, Kawimbe is one of a growing number of native Africans assuming leadership positions in the church.

Kawimbe spoke with Faith & Leadership while attending an AME bishops’ gathering at Duke University in December 2008.