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)


Tearfund’s Dewi Hughes giving annual Redcliffe lecture on global mission and justice

On Tuesday 9th November from 7pm to 9pm Tearfund’s Theological Adviser Dewi Hughes will be giving the 2010 Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity on the subject of Global Mission and Justice: With justice deciding for the poor of the earth (Isaiah 11:4)

Here’s the blurb from Redcliffe’s website

With righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth Isaiah 11:4 

The role of justice as it relates to global mission is an increasingly important discussion today. It includes justice for persecuted Christians and the poor, environmental issues as well as war and peace and the law. Our understanding of the issues is often tied in with our views on the rule of Jesus as Messiah and nature of the Kingdom of God, as well as end-time theology.

Dewi Hughes, Tearfund’s Theological Adviser will be exploring the theme of Mission and Global Justice when he delivers the 2010 Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity. In addition to exploring the factors influencing how evangelicals relate to justice, Dewi will examine and assess current movements who are involved in justice issues.

The evening is free, but pre-booking is required.

For booking details please visit Redcliffe’s website

Bible, Mission and the Environment in a Finite World

Encounters issue 28Issue 28 of Encounters, Redcliffe College’s missions E-journal, is now out. The theme is Mission and the Environment in a Finite World and contains papers from the 2009 Environment Day held at Redcliffe in January in partnership with the John Ray Initiative.

Of particular note for Bible and Mission enthusiasts are two articles by Dewi Hughes, Theological Advisor for Tearfund, who writes on True Wealth from the perspectives of the Old and New Testaments: True Wealth (Part One: Old Testament) – God’s blueprint for justice-based living and True Wealth (Part Two: New Testament) – Jesus’ radical Kingdom-ethics message.

I also contribute a book review of Ruth Valerio’s revised edition of her ‘L’ is for Lifestyle.

Please read, enjoy, reflect, and respond: Go to Issue 28 of Encounters