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The Margins and the Mission of Advocacy

Kavunkal, Jacob (2015) The Margins and the Mission of Advocacy. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 9 (1). pp. 3-9. ISSN 1834-4682

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Abstract

In our globalised world with its struggle for dignity and justice advocacy has become an ardent form of mission. This is all the more significant in a post-Christendom and post-colonial world where the Church has found itself displaced from the power equations. A major portion of the bible is a narrative of advocacy, whether of God for the marginalised Israelites in bondage in Egypt, or of Abraham for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah or of the prophets for the poor and the exploited. Jesus' own mission, largely, was of the nature of advocacy for the poor. In this spirit the article argues how a major expression of the contemporary mission of the Church is advocacy for the margins making the Church a hope-inspiring sign.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Advocacy, mission, margins, Bible
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Jacob Kavunkal
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 23:36
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 23:37
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1896

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