Edinburgh global Christianity service live on the Internet

By Simon Barrow
June 6, 2010

The concluding worship and reflection from the Edinburgh 2010 conference on world Christianity and its future will be broadcast live on the internet at 3pm today, Sunday 6 June.

The gathering of some 350 Christians from across the world has been marking the centenary of the 1910 World Missionary Conference, which led to establishment of the modern ecumenical movement and set in motion many trends in Christian engagement and action across the globe.

However, the world now is a remarkably different place, and understandings of 'Christian mission' have diversified and grown considerably.

The Edinburgh 2010 event, which has both mirrored and reflected upon these changes, has brought together Christians of quite different stripes and sizes - including ecumenicals, evangelicals, Catholics, Orthodox and Pentecostals.

The E2010 Team wrote to their Facebook followers today (the web and social media have been a significant tool for the gathering): "Join Christians all over the world today [as] we celebrate all that we have received from God through many different expressions of faith.

"The celebration will take place at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, the same place where the first World Missionary Conference took place in 1910. Guest preacher at the event will be the [Anglican] Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu."

Go to: http://www.edinburgh2010.org/

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