n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Editorial

Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Migration today, is one of the most pressing realities that challenge also the Christian church, globally. It is therefore not surprising that the theme for the thirteenth quadrennial conference of the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) in 2012, in Toronto Canada, was "Migration. Human Dislocation and the Good News: Margins as the Centre in Christian Mission". Whilst for some it is a challenge - a matter of life and death; for others, it is an exciting opportunity - a new lease on life. Perhaps it is this ambiguity what excites us most, as we present to you this edition of Missionalia. This reality of being on the road, or at cross-roads, may hold the promise to deepen our ways of doing missiology, but also, of our existence as missional communities. The IAMS call for papers also hinted at these deeper roots and on-going significance of this reality.

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