A CCCW Occasional Paper
The Cambridge Seventy: A Missionary Movement in Twentieth-Century Britain by Ian Randall (April 2016)

ISBN: 978-1526201997

The Cambridge 70 took their inspiration from the long history of mission in Cambridge, looking back to Henry Martyn in the early nineteenth century as well as the Cambridge 7 of the 1880s. In 1955, scores of students associated with the Cambridge Intercollegiate Christian Union committed themselves to overseas missionary service. The students who answered this call found themselves in a wide variety of ministries across the globe. They were also part of the ongoing change in mission thinking and practice. Rather than seeing mission as ‘from the west to the rest,’ they were on the frontlines of mission ‘from everywhere to everywhere.’

The story is told in The Cambridge Seventy: A Missionary Movement in Twentieth-Century Britain, an occasional paper published by CCCW and authored by Dr. Randall. The occasional paper has its origins in a series of ‘witness’ seminars that CCCW hosted in 2014 and 2015 in which members of the Cambridge 70 shared their memories and stories. Dr. Randall’s research used these seminars, as well as his own survey of Cambridge 70 members and the growing collection of archival material in the CCCW’s collections.

The research and publication were funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Maurice and Hilda Laing Foundation.

Copies of The Cambridge Seventy are available for £5 (including P&P) and can be obtained by writing to the Centre’s administrator.

The Ugandan Churches and the Political Centre: Cooperation, Co-option and Confrontation, edited by Paddy Musana, Angus Crichton and Caroline Howell. (September 2017)

ISBN: 978-1-9997493-0-9

The Christian faith and the political centre have been intertwined from the outset in the Ugandan Christian story. The chapters take examples from this story where the churches have cooperated with, been co-opted by and confronted the political centre.

Chapters include studies on: • Festo Kivengere’s preaching on reconciliation into post-Amin Uganda (Alfred Olwa) • The growing role of the Pentecostal churches in the political arena (Paddy Musana) • Religious rituals to reintegrate girl child-soldiers in Northern Uganda (Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu) • The relationship between the NRM Government and the churches (Ofwono-Opondo).

The themes which emerge from these chapters are the foundations upon which a political theology for Uganda must be built, which is outlined in the concluding chapter (David Zac Niringiye). The volume makes available in Uganda significant pioneering research by primarily Ugandan scholars on a key theme in the ongoing mission of the Ugandan

A CCCW Occasional Paper
Cambridge Students and Christianity Worldwide: Insights from the 1960s by Ian Randall (April 2019)

This book is the new (2019) CCCW I Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide Occasional Paper, just published. In the words of Dr Chris Wright, International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership:

“[In this book] Ian Randall traces the impact on global mission made by some of those whose faith and zeal were shaped and motivated through the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union in the 1960s. Those of us then in CICCU could scarcely have realised at the time what a remarkable decade that would turn out to be.” — back cover.

Copies of Cambridge Students and Christianity Worldwide are available for £5 (including P&P) and can be obtained by writing to the Centre’s administrator.


From Henry Martyn to Global Christianity: The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide
Ian Randall, Graham Kings, Muthuraj Swamy, 2021.

To be published in the CCCW’s Silver Jubilee year, this book offers a brief history of the Centre – beginning with the missionary work of Henry Martyn and his impact on generations of young Christians who went to different parts of the world as missionaries. The founding of the Henry Martyn Trust in 1881 was seen as a strategic way to continue to carry out Martyn’s work, particularly to influence the University of Cambridge students to get involved in world mission. This book also captures the significant transitions in Christian mission and world Christianity during the last few decades and the way that these have shaped the Centre’s vision, direction and work. Towards the end, some of the future directions are reflected upon by the current director.


Connecting Christianities: World Christianity and Mission in the 21st Century 
CCCW Silver Jubilee Commemorative Volume
Edited by Muthuraj Swamy and Jenny Leith


Written by leading scholars and practitioners, who have shaped the work of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity worldwide and whose work has been shaped by themes focused at the Centre, twenty-five essays in this volume focus on different aspects of Christian mission and the connections within these. Many expressions in Christianity which need to be connected in ecumenical relations, building openness and harmonious relationships between Christianity and different religious traditions, and Christian public engagement in society – these are some of the main themes in this volume. Reflecting the diversity of the fields of world Christianity and mission studies, this volume is aimed as a resource for scholars, students, and mission practitioners in both the Global North and South.

Books by the Director of CCCW, Revd Dr Muthuraj Swamy

Listening Together: Global Anglican Perspectives on Renewal of Prayer and the Religious Life. Co-edited with Stephen Spencer. Anglican Communion Office & The Forward Movement, 2020

Reconciliation. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2019. SPCK.

Witnessing Together: Global Anglican Perspectives on Evangelism. Co-edited with Stephen Spencer. Anglican Communion Office & The Forward Movement, 2019.

Walking Together: Global Anglican Perspectives on Reconciliation. Co-edited with Stephen Spencer. Anglican Communion Office & The Forward Movement, 2019

Christian Engagement in Social Change: the Role of Theological Education. Co-edited. Christian World Imprints, 2018

The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relations. Bloomsbury, 2016

For full list of Dr Swamy’s publications, see here

Publications by CCCW Research Associates

For the publications and research works by CCCW Research Associates, see here.