„Climate Change in the World Church:
The South Moving North
The centre of gravity of the world church shifted from the Northern hemisphere to the South. While many European churches are struggling for survival, fast growing churches and vital forms of Christian faith develop in Africa, Asia and Latin-America. Also in Hungary several non-western churches were founded in the course of the last two decades: Korean, Chinese, African, Mongolian etc.
Are we sufficiently aware of the implications of these fundamental changes for the practice of mission, church and congregation? What are the theological implications of this shift in the centre of gravity?
On 22 April, 2008
The Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies of the Károli Gáspár Reformed University
Mission conference dealing with these questions.
We cordially invite pastors, elders, mission referents, leaders of mission organisations, teachers, students and all those who are interested to register.
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The guest lecturer is:
Prof. Dr. Andrew F. Walls (Scotland)
Emeritus director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh
Professor Walls taught in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and was visiting professor in Princeton and Yale. A renowned scholar, he has gained wide experience as mission educator in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, and through his lecturing in six continents and his students from all over the world.
Lecture hall of the Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies of the Károli Gáspár Reformed University, 1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 7. III. floor (entrance through the courtyard behind the Ref. Calvin Church, with gate at Török Pál utca)
We kindly request you to register before 18th April, at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1000,- Ft; students free. Registration fee has to be paid at the conference.
10.00–10.30 Devotions – Dr. István Szabó, bishop of the Reformed Church District Along the Danube
10.30–11.15 Lecture of Prof. Dr. Andrew F. Walls: „Climate change in the World Church: The South Moving North.
11.15–12.00 Respondents and discussion
12.45–14.00 Forum: Is the “South” moving to Hungary as well? Meeting with leaders and representatives of non-western churches in Hungary
14.00–14.30 Lessons for the Hungarian Churches
14.30 Reception– „A meeting of South and North”: informal conversation during a standing reception.