The World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) gathered in Helsinki, Finland on 16-22 May 2019 to evaluate and reflect on the Conference of World Mission and Evangelism that took place in Arusha (Tanzania) in March 2018 and its future work. The May 2019 CWME meeting was hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF).
In opening remarks, Dr Agnes Aboum, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, reflected on what she described on as “landmark” conference in Arusha, which drew together more than 1,000 people and resulted in an Arusha Call to Discipleship. “There are themes in the Arusha conference that provide linkages with the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: discourses around the regions, countries and churches,” said Abuom. “Despite the intersection with the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, perspectives and approaches may differ.” Continue reading