What is “mission” today?
For some, it is quite a loaded word: Missionaries going to other parts of the world in order to propagate Western ideas.
For others “mission” describes the natural way of every Christian to speak happily about her or his faith.
Still for others, mission is not a human activity but God is the one who in a mission becomes flesh and reconciles the world with Godself. We can only participate in this mission (cf. the LWF understanding of mission).
Whatever you think about mission: You can join an exciting global conversation.
Christians from all parts of the world and from most Christian traditions are coming together in Global process discussing “Witnessing Christ today”. It is an anniversary process remembering an very important Mission Conference in 1910 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Young people can join this process in several ways:
- Online Consultation: Discussing with other around the world about your understanding of mission.
- Writing Contest: People who have to contribute something can write an article and be invited to the main conference in June 2010 in Edinburgh
- Multimedia Contest: Whoever wants to present their mission project can make a short film or another installation and send it in.
There is more to come about Edinburgh 2010. I’ll keep you posted!