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Seeking Urban Shalom: Integral Urban Mission in a New Urban World

Cronshaw, Darren J. (2014) Seeking Urban Shalom: Integral Urban Mission in a New Urban World. International Society for Urban Mission, Melbourne. 233pp. ISBN 9780992394103

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Abstract

1 in 2 humans are urbanites, 1 in 3 are living in urban poverty with 1 in 6 living in urban slums. So one billion people are ‘living in shit’, to borrow from Mike Davis’ description of the reality and struggle of slums around the globe. This is a stark and growing reality that the church, worldwide, is barely beginning to grapple with. Christian responses the rise of slums have been inadequate with only 1 in 500 international missionaries focusing on slums and around 1 in 10,000 national Christian workers, pastors and evangelists. But this largely unreached and forgotten group of people will likely grow to 2 billion by 2030 and 3 billion by 2050. This is one of the most urgent and missiologically significant issues of this century.
With slums on the rise (or sinking away), we might ask where would Jesus be found today? Jesus would be, and Jesus is, working alongside urban mission workers to stand in the gap for some of the most marginalized and vulnerable people on the planet. This first volume of the International Society of Urban Mission (ISUM), reflects a conversation of committed practitioners working at the grassroots of neighbourhood community development, advocacy, liberation, church planting, inter-faith dialogue and leadership development.
With a foreword by Tony Campolo and edited by Darren Cronshaw, the book draws together the best of the ISUM Summit hosted in Bangkok in January 2013 including keynote talks by Shane Claiborne and Rosalee Ewell, and working group reflections and calls to action compiled by practitioners including Scott Bessenecker, John Baxter-Brown, Lynette Leach, and Geoff and Sherry Maddock. Seeking Urban Shalom will open your eyes to relevant biblical, strategic, demographic, humanitarian and global justice issues for integral urban mission in our increasingly urbanised world.
ISUM facilitates solidarity, reflection and leadership development through sharing resources and training, Urban Learning Exchanges, the New Urban World journal, and the ISUM Summit for Urban Mission. For further resources and details of the second ISUM Summit (June 28-July 1, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur) go to: www.newurbanworld.org.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Urban mission, Church work with the poor, city missions, slavery, poverty, community development, mission training, mission spirituality, multi-faith, dialogue
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Education Studies
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
D - Missiology
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
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Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 00:46
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 02:00
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2995

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