Today perhaps more than ever before, global missionaries encounter numerous forms of crises and human suﬀering in the normal course of their work. Whether it’s poverty in Africa, a Tsunami in southeast Asia, human traﬃcking in India, or refugees in Europe and America, the likelihood that missionary eﬀorts will intersect with some form of global crisis appears to be on the rise. What does this mean for mission theology and practice in the 21st Century? How will these events shape the future of the church engaged in Missio Dei? These issues raise important missiological questions for the church. Come, hear and participate with thought leaders to address these issues and questions, including:
How do these realities impact the ongoing debate between holistic missions advocates and those who emphasize proclamation?
What are the implications for indigeneity when it comes to responding to global crisis? How can disaster relief efforts build on the knowledge and cultural insight of local churches and local believers? How can local believers be an integral part of disaster response?
What do global crises mean for North American and European churches, especially in light of materialism and individualism that often characterize Western churches?
How do global crises and resulting needs affect fundraising strategies?
How do missionaries & organizations engage in responsible evangelism in the midst of crises?
How does the concept of missio Dei relate to responding to human need?
Sandra Ryan (Assembly) | Enoch Wong (Academy) | Rupen Das (Agency)
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