Asia Regional Consultation October 2020
Integral Mission and the Public Square
What is the role of Christians in advocacy and change in the public square?
Government structures, civil society and community gatherings at a grass-roots level are all spheres of the public square that shape community wellbeing. Our regional consultation seeks to unpack the why and the how of public square dynamics and explore what the church’s role is in the public square within the Asian context.
As a minority faith group, often restricted and marginalised, the space to engage is sometimes assumed to be too difficult. Through robust discussion, drawing on theology and good practice examples, we hope to discern what God is calling us to say and do, both regionally and nationally in Asia.
Dates: Thursday 15, Friday 16 October & Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October 2020.
Where: Online on the Zoom digital platform – Access will be sent via email on confirmation of registration.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic we will not be meeting together in Taiwan as planned. As the world has been forced to face such hard-hitting change, we have adapted the gathering to be hosted online, changed the timing and reworked the programme. We will miss being together physically for this regional consultation, but know we will all gain much from being together online. We trust God to restore and re-envision us to be “salt and light” during these very difficult times.
Themes to be focused on during the Consultation
Understanding the Public Square, Democratic Processes, Anti-corruption issues, Peace and Reconciliation, Creation Care, and more.
Reflections drawing on Biblical characters and their public square engagement, plenaries to unpack daily core themes, break-away groups for discussion, devotional reflection and worship, and more.
Call for Papers and Case Studies
Delegates are invited to send papers and case studies on the topics to Micah Global before the 5th October. A selection of these will be shared with all participants. There will be no presentations of papers due to the online forum change, but please send papers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should be there?
Aid and mission organisation leaders and practitioners, Church leaders and pastors, Social activists with a heart for change, Youth leaders in Christian movements and churches, Theologians and lecturers, Young people who are passionate about justice, poverty reduction and conflict resolution.
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Participants International: $ 25 Micah Member || $ 30 Non-member
Participants Asia Region: $ 15 Micah Member || $ 20 Non-member
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