The International Missionary Council was founded in October 1921 at Lake Mohonk, USA, to foster missionary cooperation and mission in unity. The WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism is the historical successor of the International Missionary Council. The WCC will celebrate this legacy and heritage of 100 years with the three-day conference.
The global International Missionary Council study process started in January 2021 and will run to June 2022, with some 15 study centers and their networks in all eight WCC regions of the world. They will look at the impact of the International Missionary Council and the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism from historical, contemporary and future perspectives, in their respective countries and regions. They will report on their work and feed the conference. The outcome of the study process will be published and released as part of the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2022.
16 November (13:45-15:15 CET) - “From the Margins of the IMC” by Marina Ngursangzeli Behera
17 November (15:30-16:45 CET) - “What happened in Lake Mohonk and its outcome” by Dana Robert
18 November (16:30-18:15 CET) - Panel discussion chaired by Kenneth Ross: “The past, present and future of cooperation in mission of World Christianity”
Participants: Heather Robinson (CWME), Dianet Martínez Valdéz (WSCF), Paul (Sinwoong) Kim (Korea/diaspora), Mary Wanjiku Kihuha (Kenya/Africa) and Valdir Steurnagel (observer/”rapporteur”)