2019 Evangelical Missiological Society Theme
“Mission Amid Global Crises”
at Evangelical Free Church Fullerton
2810 Brea Blvd Fullerton.
April 5 2019 Friday
8:00am to 2:30pm
Call for Papers - Respond by Jan 31 2019
Today perhaps more than ever before, global missionaries encounter numerous forms of crises and human suffering in the normal course of their work. Whether it’s poverty in Africa, a Tsunami in southeast Asia, human trafficking in India, or refugees in Europe and America, the likelihood that missionary efforts will intersect with some form of global crisis appears to be on the rise. What does this mean for mission theology and practice in the 21stcentury? How will these events shape the future of the church engaged in the missio Dei? These issues raise important missiological questions for the church, including:
- ·How do these realities impact the ongoing debate between holistic missions advocates and those who emphasize proclamation?
- ·What are the implications for indigeneity when it comes to responding to global crises? How can disaster relief efforts build on the knowledge and cultural insight of local churches and local believers? How can local believers be an integral part of disaster response?
- ·What contextual theologies are coming from the global south that inform modern mission praxis as it relates to human suffering?
- ·What do global crises mean for North American and European churches, especially in light of materialism and individualism that often characterize Western churches?
- ·How do global crises and resulting needs affect fundraising strategies?
- ·How do missionaries and organizations engage in responsible evangelism in the midst of crises?
- ·How does the concept of missio Dei relate to responding to human need?
- ·What are churches among the poor doing to respond to crises in their own communities?
- ·How do global crises especially affect women and children? How can the church on mission serve the needs of women and children in crises?
Papers are solicited that address these and other related topics from missiological, theological, historical, sociological, and/or regional perspectives.
2019 EMS conference chairs:
Special tract of the
2019 Evangelical Missological Society Meetings
on Mission Amid Global Crisis
Mission to Women Amid Global Crisis
Global crisis created by wars, human trafficking, natural disasters, poverty, slavery, and abuse affect all people and lead to human suffering. However they have a greater impact on the lives of those who live on the margins of society. This track is designed to explore how cultural and political constructions of gender and gender inequality affect the economic and social well-being of women and children, and make them particularly vulnerable in global crisis.
Papers and case studies to explore in this track include but are not limited to:
- Specific issues that affect women and children such as migration, transnational families, care work, slavery, war and rape, and forced prostitution in different cultural contexts.
- Inequalities and issues that women face in their communities such as illiteracy, lack of schooling, and limited access to resources, including health care, food, clean water, prenatal care etc.
- Women’s global movements and women’s empowerment.How have global women’s movements and missions to women, particularly as they address human rights and development, empowered women and impacted their status and well-being, and in doing so impacted their families and communities.
- Case studies on how churches and missions have addressed the needs of women and children in global crisis.
- Case studies on women’s empowerment and economic development.