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a council at which indigenous peoples of southern Africa meet to discuss some important question

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Returning to Canterbury, the bishops in their indabas then looked at how service to God's mission must be done cooperatively with sisters and brothers of other Christian traditions (ecumenism), as well as how the whole of creation needs to be safeguarded if the whole church is to serve God in the wider world.
As if worship, Bible study, indabas, and self-select groups were not enough, in the evening the bishops had the opportunity to attend plenary gatherings to hear from major mission thinkers including Ivan Dias, prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples at the Vatican; Brian McLaren, a leader in the "emerging church movement," and Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth.
Indabas are appearing in various diocesan and provincial gatherings around the Anglican Communion, and both the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates Meeting are considering how to utilize indabas in their next gatherings.
The second significant new design element for the 2008 Lambeth Conference was larger indaba groups comprising five Bible study groups each, for a total of approximately forty bishops in each.
Daily noon prayer was held in the context of each indaba group, and then all of the bishops and spouses returned to the Big Top at the end of the day for evening prayer.
The bishops in indaba thus considered how the Bible forms and informs Anglican common service to God's mission.
These sessions were designed to equip bishops as leaders in God's mission through education and information sharing and were loosely organized around the topics of the indaba groups.
At the conference there was a concerted attempt to gather up the various conversations on the different topics addressed by the indaba groups through appointed "listeners" in each of the sixteen groups.
However, the Indaba experience has changed my opinion.