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Dr John Sentamu issued a reminder at the closing worship service of the Edinburgh 2010 conference that the verdict on Christianity rests on the shoulders of its adherents.
"Good" and "bad" evangelism came under the spotlight when a diverse group of Christians met to discuss the legacy of the 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference 100 years later.
Engagement with other churches has helped Catholic bishops educated in a dated “theology of exclusion” to move towards a genuine “ecumenical commitment”, Edinburgh 2010 observers have heard.
Bishop Geevarghese Mor Coorilos has spoken at the Edinburgh 2010 conference about a lack of courage and commitment on the part of many churches to address issues of global justice.
Pope Benedict XVI has sent a formal greeting to delegates, visitors and staff attending the Edinburgh 2010 event exploring world Christianity and its mission in the modern world.
The most effective means for 21st-century mission will be found in attitudes of “hope and humility”, a US professor has told the Edinburgh 2010 world Christianity gathering.
Within the lifetime of participants in the Edinburgh 2010 conference, says Professor Dana Robert, “Christianity has undergone one of the biggest changes in its two thousand year history."
Finding the path to "a new beginning for common [Christian] mission in the 21st century" is the challenge put before participants at an international conference taking place in Edinburgh.
Christian songs from around the globe mingled with the native bagpipes at welcoming ceremonies for Edinburgh 2010, a five-day conference marking the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference of 1910.
The Director of the World Evangelical Alliance has emphasised the need for evangelicals to work with other Christians, following a meeting with the head of the World Council of Churches.