In the past, world mission in the Church of England largely meant working through independent Anglican agencies such as CMS and USPG. Today, the picture is very different.
The distinction between ‘home’ and ‘world’ mission is blurred, and separating ‘mission’ from ‘development’ is no longer straightforward.
It is clear that the way we talk about world mission needs to develop. This landmark study is the result of a three year project by the Mission and Public Affairs Division of the Archbishops’ Council to ‘develop a new, better, narrative of mission’ for the church. It is the fruit of close consultation with mission and development agencies, dioceses and others engaged in mission activity.
World Shaped Mission will reconfigure the way the church talks about, and practices, mission in the world today.
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Listen to the discussion of World-Shaped Mission at the July 2012 General Synod