Moving Earth from margin to mission

Ayre, Clive W. (2016) Moving Earth from margin to mission. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 10 2: 3-9.

Author Ayre, Clive W.
Title Moving Earth from margin to mission
Journal name Australian Journal of Mission Studies
ISSN 1834-4682
Publication date 2016-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 3
End page 9
Total pages 7
Place of publication Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Association for Mission Studies
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract The paper first considers mission and the margins, with examples from the ministry of Jesus and the history of the Church. Second, planet Earth is the often unrecognised victim. It too needs to be seen and afforded appropriate dignity. Both the natural world and human society are marked by significant diversity, but all life exists in relationship. An important part of the identity question is what it means to be the household of God, and what that says about our mission regarding Earth. Finally, the paper points to eco-mission as an expression of a more holistic approach in which the pain of a planet in distress cannot be separated from the varied needs of people. Engagement with Earth as a marginalised victim presents the possibility of engagement with ecumenical, secular and interfaith groups; within that diversity an authentic Christian ecological mission is possible
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
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