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Kikuyu Conferences
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Missionary activity in Kenya at the end of the 19th century resembled a Christian “scramble for Africa.” To mitigate such unhappy divisions there evolved an annual Protestant mission convention in Kikuyu to deepen the spiritual life and to discuss practical issues. In 1913 the idea of a “federation” of missions emerged, working towards a “United Native Church,” based on three principles of the Lambeth Quadrilateral (Lambeth Conferences) of 1888 (Scripture, creeds, and sacraments), but excluding any reference to the historical episcopacy. The mee…

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Ward, Kevin, “Kikuyu Conferences”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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