The population of the world is 7.4 billion, of whom 896 million people are destitute, the poorest of the poor. The destitute live in the fragile contexts and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and India with little or no access to clean water, sanitation, schools, jobs, and the Internet. India alone houses 348 million destitute, followed by Nigeria (53 million) and Ethiopia (52 million). At the same time, urbanization, accelerating technological change, an aging population, and increasing global connections are growing trends with economic and other kinds of impact. These disruptive forces have tremendous promise for mission. Anita will tell us about her experiences from two trips in 2015 to a community for peace and justice. Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness a mighty stream (Amos 5. 24) is the motto of this community. God is shaping a quiet revolution of justice and joy as young women aged 15 – 22 experience healing and new lives. We will explore the ramifications of disruption and lessons learned from becoming a part of God’s mission in remote and rural south India. Preview a video trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNwYsT03dxo
Dr. Anita Coleman is an independent scholar and writer. She is the recipient of a Movers & Shakers award (Global Thinker), given to those who are shaping the future of libraries, the author of devotionals and other books, and a blogger for Presbyterians Today. The Anti-Racism Digital Library and International Anti-racism Thesaurus is her recent Spirit-led scholarly initiative, a convergence of faith, passion, and profession. Anita’s books are on Amazon and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @chariscol.
Breakout Session: Four Global Disruptive Forces and Mission Today. Led by Dr. Anita Coleman.
This is one of three Breakout sessions at Mission Connections: Listening to all voices, 6 February, 2016, Tustin Presbyterian Church. The goal of the Summit is to provide a place for people, interested in world mission and local community engagement in our Presbytery churches, though all are welcome. We gather and connect with each other, to learn about mission topics and ministries, and to share ideas. How can I find out what other churches are doing? How can I share what I am doing? What are the opportunities for serving together in mission? These are questions we hear all the time. Well, join the blog, read the posts, interact, and engage at Mission Connections on February 6th at Tustin Pres. Church!
Mission Connections is free and all are invited. Please follow this link to Evite to complete your registration online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-connections-listening-to-all-voices-summit-2016-registration-20441478011. To register by phone, please call Bonita Carr (714-956-3691 X122).