Western Dominance in World Mission: Time for a Change?
From the Global Connections Website:
The forum held on the 25 May 2011 at CMF as part of the Thinking Mission series was intended to look at the issues of continued Western dominance in mission – was this the case and if so what could be done about it? The genesis of the question had something to do with the feeling on the part of some of those who attended Lausanne 3 in Cape Town that the agenda there had been overmuch the product of the West. ‘West’ here means those nations such as the United States and the U.K. whose thinking comes primarily from the European Enlightenment, who were until recently colonialists and may be still neo-colonial in practice.
The forum was structured around a presentation by Eddie Arthur and responses by Kang San Tan, Peter Oyugi and Claudio Muzzi. Eddie was asked to describe the history of the modern missionary movement and to reflect upon its significance, while Kang San, Peter and Claudio were to respond from the perspectives of Asia, Africa and Latin America. A final question and answer session considered the possible practical outcomes.
You can download the papers from this forum here.