Christianity & History Forum: Empire and Missions Revisited

Saturday 25 November 2017, 10.15am – 4pm,  at Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0AA.

Our theme of Empire and Missions Revisited takes us beyond conventional views of the easy overlap between missionary endeavour and imperial expansion. Presbyterians in 19th-century Brazil wanted to counter assumptions of US imperialism in Portuguese-speaking territory. British missionaries had to report to their public in 1914 an imperial war which shattered new-found global Christian unity. In the Congo, Anglicans needed to negotiate their place in a Belgian colonial territory and then in independent Zaire. These diverse experiences offer a chance for Christian reflection on the complexity of the relationship between empire and missions, and the challenges of teaching about it.

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