Encounters mission journal on Justice and Mission

Justice and Mission Issue of Redcliffe's Encounters Mission Journal

The December issue of Redcliffe’s online mission journal, Encounters, is on the theme of Justice and Mission. You can find a link to the issue here: Justice and Mission issue of Encounters mission journal

The edition is edited by my colleagues Andy and Carol Kingston Smith, who are doing some terrific work at the College in this whole area. Here’s a snippet from the editorial plus a list of articles (I also contribute a book review – more about this in a future post):

‘A warm welcome to this edition of Encounters. A number of topics are considered which highlight the central role of justice in contemporary mission. Living in an increasingly interconnected and complex world requires of us an acute awareness of issues at both local and global levels and how they are likely to play out in each new context. We trust that this edition will contribute to sharpening your thinking and vision for mission in our world today…’

Global Mission and Justice – Snapshots from History – Dr Dewi Hughes

Justice and Eschatology – A Response to Dr Dewi Hughes – Dr Jonathan Ingleby

Caring Wisely in a Globalised World – Carol Kingston-Smith

Bodies for Sale: Globalised Trafficking for the Sex Trade – An Interview with Helen Sworn founder of Chab Dai, Cambodia – Carol Kingston-Smith (ed.)

Speaking up for Justice Connecting Church and Government – Rachel Davies

Do Justice, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly – An interview with Sheryl Haw: International Director, Micah Network – Andy Kingston-Smith (ed.)

Act now! Inspiring Churches to act on Climate Justice – Ben Niblett

Is Fairtrade the Same as Just Trade? A Direct Trade Perspective – Ian Meredith

A Case Study of Relational Justice and Patterns of Familial Violence – Muhabura District, Uganda Mission – The Rt. Rev. Cranmer Mugisha

Book Review:  In His Image: Understanding and Embracing the Poor (by Andy Matheson; Authentic Media)