The Welcome Project: Issues facing mission to Europe from a colonial perspective.

Author: Kees van der Wilden, WEA Missions Commission, Holland.

Abstract:

Considering the title of this article you might expect to read about a Welcome Project, mission to Europe and colonial perspectives related to this mission effort focused towards Europe. And rightly so! Firstly a very condensed summary will follow about European colonial history, emphasizing the link between mission and the colonial efforts. Secondly the perspectives of the ‘South and West’ will be discussed. Then, acknowledging the missional movement from the South to Europe, the Welcome Project will be explained and finally a discussion about the findings and related implications concludes this article.

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