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Changing the face of mission

Mission agencies have long sought to shed colonial baggage, but ideas about mission and missionaries are still evolving, Jemima Thackray reports

UNTIL the mid-1950s, many Christians would have subscribed to the definition of mission given by the late Lesslie Newbigin: "Mission is the Church's obedient participation in the action by which the confession of Jesus as Lord becomes the authentic confession of ever new peoples."

This is not to say that the missionaries of the past were concerned only with evangelism. The building of schools, hospitals, and other social-action projects has always been part of ...

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Faith and climate reach outwards

Religion and approaches to the earth are not just inner concerns, argues Andrew Davison  Read More

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