Witnessing for Christ: Centenary of the World Missionary Conference
New College of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
June 2-6, 2010
Dr. Dana L. Robert will be the opening keynote speaker on June 3rd. Before the Conference, Dr. Robert appeared in a series of six short videos addressing important themes in mission for the 21st Century on changes in mission, education, women, money, conversion, and earth keeping.
The Edinburgh 2010 conference will seek new direction for mission in the twenty-first century by bringing together representatives of different strands of mission and church life for a very focussed and highly organised process of study and reflection. It will culminate in the centenary celebration of the 1910 World Missionary Conference when 1,200 Christian leaders gather. The study process revolves around nine specific themes and guidelines are to be developed to help mission leaders evaluate their models of mission within the broad theme of ‘Witnessing to Christ Today’. Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Independent Churches from around the world are currently involved in preparing for the centenary celebrations in partnership with New College at the University of Edinburgh. Rev. John Kaoma, BU Th.D. student from Zambia, is one of the eight Anglican representatives to the Edinburgh Conference, and will present a paper on “environmental mission.”