Commission on World Mission and Evangelism & International Missionary Council
The WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism reflects the richness of global Christianity in its structure. Over the centuries, forms of mission have changed; and during the past two centuries they have become more diverse than ever. As result of mission that was carried out to a large extent by mission agencies, there are now churches all over the world. The emerging global Christianity has become polycentric, with not one centre but many. Mission is not a one-way movement from the centres to the margins, it is also mission from the margins to the centres. Churches born out of mission are very often mission-oriented churches, and through their diversity they put the ecumenical movement to the test.
This collection covers the most important texts issued by the International Missionary Council (IMC) and then the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the World Council of Churches, since the first missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910 to the present.