Archive for February, 2014

Indaba Encore

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Some of you may have seen this comment on a previous post. It comes from Incarnation’s former  Junior Warden, Mark Lulka:

>>”Indaba” is not a great word.  When I first heard it, I immediately thought of “intifada”, and had to check the spelling and definition.  The Episcopal Church should steer clear of trends and the use of language that can be misconstrued.<<

In my recent trip to the UK (of which more soon), I noticed that while the Diocese of New York delegation often used the term, the concept of “indaba” seemed pretty foreign to Church of England clergy. Maybe the word has already outlived whatever usefulness it once had. —J. Douglas Ousley