Preserving Memories: Canadian Missionaries in Central Angola Workshop

Dondi MissionThe Angola Resgate Group, York University, is holding a workshop to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Dondi Mission on Friday November 28th 2014. The Dondi Mission was established by the United Church of Canada in Huambo, Angola, and provided education and medical services until the start of the civil war in 1975.

Individuals connected with the mission will share their experiences and memories about Angola with students and faculty from York University as part of an oral history project. In particular, Reverend Jim Kirkwood, who was the Africa Secretary for the Division of World Outreach of the United Church between 1976 and 1994, will speak, along with Dr. David Strangway, whose parents ran a mission hospital between 1927 and 1967.

This workshop will contribute to a discussion about Canada’s role in Angola and showcase the work that is being done at York University. For those that are interested in attending please register through this site as soon as possible before spaces fill up.

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