Original Research

Examining the KENOSIS of the CCAP of Blantyre Synod in poverty alleviation in Malawi

Q. Jere, D. T. Williams
Theologia Viatorum | Vol 40, No 1 | a15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/tv.v40i1.15 | © 2019 Q. Jere, D. T. Williams | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 May 2019 | Published: 25 July 2016

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Q. Jere, Mzuzu University, Malawi
D. T. Williams, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

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Abstract

This article argues that the high level of poverty within the CCAP Blantyre Synod has been due to a lack of kenōsis within the church. The Synod is located in the southern part of Malawi which experiences the highest level of poverty in Malawi. If the kenōsis of Jesus were practised, it would lead to drastic change and enhance societal progress in the lives of the people. The CCAP Synod's inability to practise kenōsis in their daily social and economic life is reflected in the high level of poverty within the congregants and the entire Synod operating system.

Keywords

kenōsis; poverty alleviation; CCAP; synod; self-emptying; humility

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