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When Women Speak

The inaugural ‘When Women Speak…’ colloquium took place on 24 – 26 September in Melbourne. At this academic conference, Christian women scholars presented six key papers, with two responses to each paper, on missiological thinking and practice in the field of Islam. It brought together 29 women from 16 different countries, including first- and second-generation Muslim background believers.

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God is building his church in Spain

Once the centre of Christianity, the church in Europe is in decline. Widespread secularism and atheism, as well as deep-seeded suspicions about the church have taken their toll. CMS workers are seeking to reach gospel-poor peoples with the message of hope found in knowing Jesus in a number of European nations. CMS worker John Lovell (serving with Jodi and their five daughters) reflects on growing God’s church in Valencia, Spain over the last four years.

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Theological education flourishes in Latin America

Following centuries of influence from the Roman Catholic Church, Latin America is a place where God’s name is known, the Bible is acknowledged as his Word and some level of dependence on him in daily life is accepted. But the vast majority of people do not have a personal and saving faith in the Lord Jesus. CMS missionary Peter Sholl shares how MOCLAM is equipping the growing church in Latin America to know Jesus through his Word.

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Moving forward: a strategic ministry

Arthur and Tamie Davis (with Elliot) have been serving in Dodoma, working at St John’s University of Tanzania. At SJUT, Arthur and Tamie partnered with student leaders in the Christian group to pursue unity in Christ and a faith that shapes life far beyond university. Now, Arthur and Tamie are preparing to move to Dar es Salaam to take up a role with TAFES, the Tanzanian Christian student movement, which will allow them to work with students across many different campuses. They share more about their decision here.

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