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Reflections on Mission Today


A Mission Colloquium was held recently in Dalgan Park to mark the Centenary of the Missionary Society of St Columban. It brought together nine leaders of international missionary institutes
and thirty-five other actively involved missionaries – a good cross-section of the missionary Church. The purpose was to air missionary questions today and search together for possible answers. The process involved a lot of listening, which in itself was a reminder that listening and searching together are essential in mission today. In this reflection, I focus on topics that  particularly captured my attention, with some indication of questions I’m left to ponder and
some suggestions for further exploration of the issues.