Two-way mission: when global shapes local

Session date: Tuesday 5th August 2014 Session time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Session location: Octagon Session track

‘Mission’ tends to be perceived in terms of ‘local’ or ‘global’ – with most churches focusing on one or other, or maintaining a separate emphasis on each. But global mission always has a local expression, wherever it takes place. The Body of Christ is International and each part of this global body has something to offer the others. Using examples from partnerships between Northern Ireland and both Rwanda and Kenya, this seminar offers suggestions of how we can learn from the global church to help inspire and shape our mission efforts at home.

Session Speakers

Alan Abernethy

Alan is the bishop of Connor Diocese. He’s married to Liz and they have two grown-up children. Prior to becoming a bishop in 2007, Alan spent 17 years as rector of Ballyholme Parish in Bangor. During this time he helped develop a Partnership Link with Kajiado Diocese in Kenya, which had a significant impact on […]

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Liz Hughes

Having grown up in Portadown, Liz served first as Deaconess, then Minister and Missionary in Ballymena, Antrim, Jamaica, and Bangor. Since December 2000 she has been minister in Whitehouse Presbyterian Church, which has recently survived both fire and flood. She was formerly convener of PCI’s Peace and Peacemaking Panel and is passionate about reconciliation and […]

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Bill Boyce

Originally from Coleraine, Bill is married to Eleanor and lives in Glengormley, where he has served as rector of St Brigid’s Parish since 2007. He previously served as curate in Bangor Abbey and in Willowfield Parish, Belfast. As part of a Partnership Link between St Brigid’s and a church in Kathmandu, Bill has been on […]

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Emmanuel Murangira

Emmanuel is a policy analyst, development economist and country representative for Tearfund in Rwanda and Burundi. Despite being born in a refugee camp, he has held senior management positions in both business and charity sectors. After being personally affected by the genocide in Rwanda he moved into development policy and development planning, an ardent believer […]

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