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Leaders from the religious community in Kenya were hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Elder Thierry K. Mutombo and Elder Ian S. Ardern, members of the Area Presidency, welcomed religious leaders from Muslim, Hindu, and Christian faiths to a business lunch and open house.

The event was held in collaboration with the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) in a stake centre in Nairobi, the nation’s capital city. The IRCK is considering long-term collaboration with the Church, and representatives wanted to meet with Church leaders and members.

Elder Ardern, Second Counselor in the Africa Central Area Presidency, speaking on behalf of the Church, said, “I know that enjoying a meal together is a good way to overcome barriers and to build bridges, something we all want to do.” He continued, “We wish to get to know you, and that will never happen from reading about you. Any church is best defined by its members, and therefore it was important to us to gather and learn of and about each other. What unites us is far greater than what our theological differences are.”

Speaking on behalf of the IRCK, Rev. Joseph Mutie, council chairman, said, “We have a new friend; welcome to the IRCK family.

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