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Missionaries at War: The Impact of Global Conflict on Christian Missions in the Twentieth Century

9 March 2013

Joint Workshop of the Christian Missions in Global History Seminar (Institute of Historical Research) and the German Historical Institute London

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Rich and varied as it now is, the history of Christian mission in the twentieth century focuses to a remarkably limited extent on the impact of war. Histories of war make, meanwhile, little or no reference to Christian mission. The consequences of global conflict for mission, for mission agencies and, not least, for individual missionaries are as yet too little understood. This one-day workshop seeks to address that deficiency. From a variety of perspectives it examines the interaction of two very different yet also interrelated global phenomena: war and mission. In presenting the results of recent and current research on events, institutions and individuals, the contributors and organisers also aim to stimulate new lines of historical enquiry into the subject of ‘missionaries at war’.

Please note: There is no charge for attendance but booking is essential. Please RSVP by Wednesday 27 February to Carole Sterckx at GHIL or e-mail sterckx(ghi)ghil.ac.uk

Flyer and programme (PDF file)

Conference report (PDF file), published in: GHIL Bulletin 35 (2013), Vol 2