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Michael Kinnamon welcomes, reflects on, expanded participation in mission conference

19 May - "An ecumenical movement that doesn't involve conversations between people who disagree would not be an ecumenical movement," says Michael Kinnamon in the following interview given at the 9-16 May 2005 Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). (...)

Mission meeting ends in footsteps of Paul

On Sunday, Christians from more than 100 nations, representing churches in every geographic region and most of the historic traditions of Christianity, closed their conference on world mission and evangelism in a "sending service" in central Athens, on the site of Saint Paul's sermon to the Athenians. (...)

Pentecostals participate in expanded World Mission Conference

14 May - Dialogue between Pentecostals and others active in the ecumenical movement is still in an early stage of development as the constellation of participants expands. (...)


Living in community amidst diversity

Women in brightly coloured saris eat breakfast with bearded men in flowing black robes. Lutherans compare ideas with Catholics. Orthodox exchange greetings of peace with Evangelicals. Participants in the Athens World Mission Conference have experienced the formation of a peaceful and accepting community. In a divisive and increasingly violent world, the need for community is great, and lack of close relationships can lead to intolerance, discrimination, isolation and fear. (...)


Women challenge churches to redefine mission

13 May - The mission of women is often very ordinary. It happens every day, sometimes in very quiet ways. It happens in Canada when a woman encourages the spiritual gifts of her three daughters. It happens in Nigeria when Christian and Muslim women join in solidarity to protest religious violence in their town. It happens in India when a woman with a theological degree offers to volunteer at her church because, as a woman, she will never be ordained there. (...)

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