Wahu Kaara: Speak Out on Injustice
by Shanta Bryant Gyan
Wahu Kaara gives the keynote address at the 2006 United Methodist Women's Assembly. Credit: Mike DuBose/UMNS
Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Kenyan global economic expert Wahu Kaara challenged United Methodist Women Friday, May 5 to take a stand to tell world leaders about economic injustices around the world.
"The greatest challenge in our pursuit of justice is to stand up and speak to power," said Ms. Kaara, ecumenical program coordinator for the Millennium Development Goals for the All Africa Conference of Churches. "Speaking to power is no mean task, but we should be persuaded. The prophets before us did at their time and that needs to be done now.
"The challenge here is to confess to be the voice of this monumental prophecy of our time as we are doing today and speak loudly to the early powers of our world today," Ms. Kaara said.