28 August 2014
More than 250 mission workers and church leaders from around the world gathered in Berlin, Germany, 27 to 28 August, for the Mission Respect congress which reviewed the 2011 document Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World -Recommendations for Conduct.
The congress explored how mission and evangelism can be conducted in a responsible way, showing respect for others’ beliefs and cultures.
The document being discussed is a landmark statement addressing the conduct of Christian witness and was released 28 June 2011 by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Roman Catholic Church and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) after five years of work.
With an expressed awareness of inter-religious tensions and the difference in religious convictions, the document is meant to be a tool for churches, ecumenical organizations and mission agencies rather than a policy or theological statement.