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Latest issue of International Review of Mission focuses on mission insights from Africa

14 December 2017

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepares to hold its next Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania in 2018, the latest issue of the International Review of Mission focuses on insights on mission from Africa, reflecting the diversity of African perspectives.

“The African continent is one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in world Christianity, with a fast-growing number of adherents,” editor Benjamin Simon writes in the editorial that opens the issue, with the theme “Transforming Mission: Perspectives from Africa.”

Articles include a contribution from Zambia looking at Pentecostal missiology, others from the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a focus on revivalists, and from Cameroon analyzing what the author describes as the “Second Religious Globalization,” as well as two articles from an Orthodox background examining the situation in Egypt and East Africa.

Under the theme “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship,” the CWME gathering takes place in Arusha from 8 to 13 March 2018.

“This gathering will allow an opportunity for the more than 700 delegates from churches worldwide to learn about African ecumenical initiatives and to experience the ‘spirit of Africa,’” writes Simon.

Africa has also been the 2017 focus for the WCC’s Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, launched in 2013, and this issue of the journal offers a missiological contribution to the pilgrimage.

“This pilgrimage is about renewing the true vocation of the church through collaborative engagement with the most important issues of justice and peace, healing a world filled with conflict, injustice, and pain – in short, in transforming the world in a missional way,” writes Simon.

The International Review of Mission appears twice a year and is published by the WCC in partnership with Wiley, the Oxford-based books and journals publisher.

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Table of contents of the latest issue

Free article from the latest issue: “’Go Near and Join Thyself to This Chariot’: African Pneumatic Movements and Transformational Discipleship,” by J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

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