Climate change and ecological degradation constitute the major planetary crisis of our time. How can Christians in global mission engage with the crisis through the Creator God, the Redeeming Christ and the Empowering Spirit? What can our mission companions around the world teach us about climate justice, and how can we collaborate with them?
The 2021 Global Mission Conference sponsored by the Global Episcopal Mission Network will address these urgent questions under the theme Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission. Mission activists from around the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion are invited and encouraged to attend.
This year’s conference will be held online via Zoom on Earth Day – Thursday, April 22 – & the following Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24. So save the dates! Each day will have one 3-hour session: 10am-1pm Pacific = 1-4pm Eastern = 4-7pm UK = 7-10pm South Africa. Stay tuned for registration and connection details.
Attendance at the conference is free and by donation. In other words, there is no fee, yet attendees are encouraged to make a donation as they are able, especially to become a GEMN member. There will also be opportunity to contribute to ecological justice projects in various parts of the world.
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
Workshops in breakout rooms will include:
This year’s conference picks up GEMN’s initiative from last year’s Global Mission Conference, which was canceled in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The experience of successful GEMN online offerings, such as the Mission Formation Program and Mission Thursdays, as well as many online conferences around the church, makes GEMN confident that this conference will ignite and inspire the joy of God’s mission amid the planetary crisis.