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Mission Rediscovered: Transforming Disciples

A Commentary on the Arusha Call to Discipleship
Kenneth R. Ross

This book offers a commentary on the Arusha Call to Discipleship, unpacking the meaning of its 12-part summons. It provides an up-to-date theological and missiological view on a major ecumenical mission document with a personal reflection on the state of the world desperately in need of change and transformation. It intends to be a key resource for discovering what it means to become what Pope Francis described as "missionary disciples". Primarily meant for individuals and study groups in churches, mission agencies and theological institutions, it is a useful tool for anyone interested in the ecumenical mission movement and World Christianity.

Responding to the Arusha Call - Mission Rediscovered: Transforming Disciples will debut during webinar

A book by Ken Ross, Mission Rediscovered: Transforming Disciples, will be released during a webinar on 2 December 2020. A commentary on the Arusha Call to Discipleship, the publication unpacks the meaning of the 12-part summons of the Arusha Call. With an up-to-date theological and missiological view on the Arusha Call, the book also offers a personal reflection on the state of a world desperately in need of change and transformation.

WCC mourns passing of Prof. Vuyani Vellem

With great sadness, the World Council of Churches (WCC) received news of the demise of Prof. Vuyani Vellem on 4 December. A member of the WCC’s Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation, Vellem was director of the Centre for Public Theology and associate professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also served as deputy secretary of the South Africa Council of Churches.

North American churches embrace Arusha Call

In a joint message, the heads of four North American churches - Episcopal, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Anglican Church of Canada, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada - commended the richness of the Arusha Call to Discipleship and invited their members to embrace the call.

Mission as “the gearbox” bringing energy, action

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism closed its 16-22 May meeting in Helsinki, Finland, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflected that mission is the “gearbox” that brings energy to the ecumenical movement that results in action.

La misión como “el engranaje” que aporta energía y conduce a la acción

Con motivo de la clausura de la reunión de la Comisión de Misión Mundial y Evangelización del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), celebrada en Helsinki (Finlandia), del 16 al 22 de mayo, el secretario general del CMI, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, dijo que la misión es el “engranaje” que aporta energía al movimiento ecuménico y conduce a la acción.

How will the Arusha Call change the world?

The Arusha Call to Discipleship is at once exhilarating, transformative and challenging to the point of discomfort for some, reflected leaders of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) during a 20 May press conference and book launch in Helsinki, Finland.

¿Cómo cambiará el mundo el llamado de Arusha?

El llamado de Arusha al discipulado es al mismo tiempo estimulante, transformador y provocador hasta el punto de ser incómodo para algunos, reflexionaron los líderes de la Comisión de Misión Mundial y Evangelización (CMME) del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) durante una conferencia de prensa y la presentación de un libro en Helsinki (Finlandia).

WCC reflects on way forward for mission, evangelism

As a meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism convened in Helsinki, Finland on 16-22 May, leaders reflected on the way forward for the ecumenical movement after the commission’s Arusha conference in March.
In opening remarks, Dr Agnes Aboum, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, reflected on what she described on as “landmark” conference in Arusha, which drew together more than 1,000 people and resulted in an Arusha Call to Discipleship.

El CMI reflexiona sobre el camino a seguir en la misión y la evangelización

En una reunión de la Comisión de Misión Mundial y Evangelización del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), celebrada en Helsinki (Finlandia), del 16 al 22 de mayo, los dirigentes reflexionaron sobre el camino que debe seguir el movimiento ecuménico tras la conferencia de la Comisión que tuvo lugar en Arusha, en marzo de 2018.
En su intervención inicial, la Dra. Agnes Aboum, moderadora del Comité Central del CMI, meditó sobre lo que describió como una conferencia “histórica” en Arusha, donde se dieron cita más de mil personas y tuvo como resultado el Llamado de Arusha al discipulado.