Communities Of Practice
Micah Global members gather in Communities of Practice that work for hope and change from around the globe.
Some of the areas of interest and work together include:
Community Health; Widows and Orphans; Urban Shalom and creating thriving cities; Creation Care; Church and Community Resilience; Peace and Reconciliation and more.
To find out more about these Communities of Practice please email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 October 2019
We are living in an era of rapid global urbanization. According to the United Nations, over the next twenty years the world’s population living in urban environments will grow from approximately 50% to 75%. As this demographic shift occurs it has become increasingly clear that Christianity, which has a longstanding theological concern, in-depth involvement, and comprehensive understanding of urban contexts, needs to broaden and deepen its understanding of modern urban trends and redouble its engagement with how cities are developed so it can contribute to meeting the challenges of our global urban future as instruments of God’s common grace, and bearers of the Gospel.
A growing global conversation is focusing on cities, as evidenced in 2016 when 45,000 people from all over the world convened in Quito, Ecuador at the United Nation’s Habitat III conference to ratify and put in place strategies to implement an agenda for how to develop sustainable, inclusive, safe, healthy, productive, and thriving cities over the next 20-30 years. This New Urban Agenda (NUA), which is setting the tone for the development of cities all over the world, provides people of faith a unique opportunity to be part of, and contribute to, the conversation. Simply put, that is the mission of this project–to be agents of God’s shalom though active participation in the global thrust to design and create (and in some cases re-create) cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are conducive to human thriving and care of God’s creation.
Mark Galpin and Roshan Mendes took Micah members through a process to work out revised and renewed Partnership Guidelines. Micah will be hosting a webinar with deeper discussion around why the guidelines are necessary, what the revisions were about and how they can serve our members well.
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