Kenneth Mtata

Speaking to first-year students at the college, Mtata and other presenters explored the theme'Ecumenism and the Effective Witness and Service of the Church.”

The lecture journeyed through the annals of global ecumenism, shedding light on the critical roles of witness and diakonia in fostering church unity. It also probed into contemporary issues, making a case for their relevance in local church contexts.

Ecumenism offers numerous advantages, particularly in its ability to celebrate diversity as a source of strength for humanity,” said Mtata. Embracing diversity, rather than seeking homogeneity, promotes resilience and fosters a sense of unity that enables greater achievement.”

Societies that resist diversity often succumb to despotic leadership, Mtata cautioned. 

Embracing the varied nature of humanity through ecumenism not only fosters collaboration and mutual success but also facilitates introspection and self-awareness,” he said. By appreciating and understanding others, we ultimately deepen our understanding of ourselves.”

Mtata called for embracing the mosaic of human diversity, which he posited as a catalyst for resilience, unity, and collective achievement.