A Reflection on Acts 1:6-8 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and … [Read more...] about Mission as Learning, Connecting and Reconciling
Shadows from Light Unapproachable Anglican Frontier Missions (1993-2018) Edited by Tad de Bordenave Northumberland Historical Press Pp. 288 pp. $11.50 Review by Titus Presler A common assumption in many denominations since the mid-20th century has been that the growth of the church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America — commonly called the Majority World — made … [Read more...] about Field Reports from Anglican Missionaries
A global mission conference organized by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) drew 120 people to the Dominican Republic. The Diocese of the Dominican Republic hosted the gathering, “Sharing Jesus: Mutual Witness in Global Mission,” April 3-5 with the Dominican Development Group. “The gospel is a different news, a radical news,” said Bishop Griselda Delgado del … [Read more...] about Mission Network Meets in D.R.
Dr. Ashley’s Pleasure Yacht John Ashley, the Bristol Channel Mission and All that Followed By R.W.H. Miller The Lutterworth Press. Pp. xvi + 147. £20 Review by Gareth Atkins The early 19th century was, according to one shrewd observer, “the Age of Societies”: “For the redress of every oppression that is done under the sun there is a public meeting.” Print publicity … [Read more...] about Judgmental Pursuit
Postcard from London By John Martin A service in Wakefield Cathedral launching a eucharistic liturgy in the Farsi (Persian) language is a sequel to an intriguing mission story. The Rt. Rev. Guli Francis Dehqani, Bishop of Loughborough led the service. At age 14 in 1979 she fled with her family to England after the murder of her brother Bahram early in the Iranian revolution. … [Read more...] about Iranian Christianity Expands
By Zachary Guiliano USPG, the oldest mission society in the Anglican Communion, has unveiled a new strategy developed under its recently commissioned general secretary, the Rev. Duncan Dormor. The 44-page document, Open to Encounter: Mission in the 21st Century, came together after several months of consultation between USPG’s Communion-Wide Advisory Group, a council of 160 … [Read more...] about New Director, Fresh Strategy for USPG
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry invites all Episcopalians to observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 10. “As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus this Lent, we know that living out God’s love for the world is our ultimate goal,” Bishop Curry said. “I invite all congregations to devote a Sunday in Lent to reflect on the life-giving work of Episcopal Relief … [Read more...] about Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday
Jon Delano, president of the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Diocesan Council, describes the work of Project CREED: What is God calling us to do here in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in the 21st century, and how can we redesign the tools in this diocese that can most effectively help us answer that call? In a very real sense that is the mission of a Diocesan-wide task we are about to … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Plans an Evaluation