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Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism will take place from 8-13 March 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania, under the theme “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship”.

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Women reflect on mission as foundation of life

Women reflect on mission as foundation of life

More than 50 women from across the globe, representing diverse faith traditions, gathered on 6-7 March in Arusha, Tanzania, for a pre-conference on the theme “Women in Mission on the move of the Spirit: Mentorship for Transformation”.

GETI students plant trees, in service for greener future

GETI students plant trees, in service for greener future

In a symbolic event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), students of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) 2018 planted 12 trees at Tumaini University Makumira, Arusha, Tanzania on 7 March.

WCC general secretary on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism: we are called to transformation

WCC general secretary on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism: we are called to transformation

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit authored the foreword of the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism Resource Book. Here, Tveit is featured in an interview that reflects on how we are all called to transformation.

Mission conference theme carries profound meaning

Mission conference theme carries profound meaning

Jooseop Keum is director of the WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism. He is also editor of the Resource Book for the upcoming WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania on 8-13 March. In this interview, Keum shares his thoughts on the deeper meanings of the conference theme, “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship.” He also communicates his hope for contributions, suggestions and criticisms to the new WCC mission statement “Together towards Life”.

GETI 2018 opens, gathering young theologians from around the world

GETI 2018 opens, gathering young theologians from around the world

Gathering in Makumira near Arusha, Tanzania on 5 March, more than 100 theology students from around the world celebrated the opening of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute 2018, organized by the WCC.

Over many decades, women build “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action”

Over many decades, women build “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action”

On 2 March, Christian women from 170 countries will observe the World Day of Prayer, a tradition that has continued since 1927. The 2018 theme, “All God’s Creation is Very Good!” features materials written by people from Suriname, on the northeastern coast of South America.

Special online issue of International Review of Mission offers African perspectives on Mission and Evangelism

Special online issue of International Review of Mission offers African perspectives on Mission and Evangelism

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepares to hold its next Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) in Arusha, Tanzania, a special online “virtual” issue of the International Review of Mission (IRM) gathers articles dealing with African perspectives on mission.

Anticipation from Tanzania on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

Anticipation from Tanzania on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

Bishop Dr Fredrick O. Shoo is presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He is also author of a “Welcome” in the Handbook for the upcoming World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). Here, Bishop Shoo is featured in an interview that comments on crucial issues in the conference that will require deliberations to lead toward a truly transforming discipleship. The upcoming CWME will occur in Arusha, Tanzania on 8-13 March.

At mission conference, “let us tune ourselves to the rhythm of the Holy Spirit”

At mission conference, “let us tune ourselves to the rhythm of the Holy Spirit”

Metropolitan Dr Geevarghese Mor Coorilos is moderator of the WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism. He is also author of a “Welcome” in the Handbook for the upcoming WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism. Below, Metropolitan Coorilos is featured in an interview that reflects on how we can prepare our ecumenical heart for the upcoming conference, which will occur in Arusha, Tanzania on 8-13 March.

Mkutano wa Umisheni na Uinjilisti Duniani “pahala panapokutanisha"  imani mbalimbali

Mkutano wa Umisheni na Uinjilisti Duniani “pahala panapokutanisha" imani mbalimbali

Dk. Agnes Abuom, kutoka katika kanisa la Angalikana nchini Kenya, ni msimamizi wa kamati kuu ya Baraza la Makanisa Duniani (WCC). Yeye pia ndiye aliyeandika utangulizi katika kitabu kitakachotumika katika Mkutano wa WCC kuhusu Umisheni na Uinjilisti Duniani (CWME). Maelezo hapa chini, yanamuonesha Dk. Abuom akiwa katika mahojiano yanayogusia mambo mbali mbali kuhusu umuhimu wa kihistoria na maudhui ya mkutano huu wa CWME, ambao utafanyika Arusha, Tanzania mwezi Machi, tarehe 8-13.