Mission in a Wounded World

Orthodox mission scholars and practitioners meet during the International Association for Mission Studies’ conference in Sydney, Australia, July 7 th – 11 th , 2022   By Dr Alison Kolosova The 15th General Assembly of the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) tookplace in Sydney, Australia from July 7th -11th 2022. The Assembly had originally […]

Witnesses of the Resurrection: Orthodox Mission in the Contemporary World (online webinars)

Christ is Risen! The Missiology Group of the International Orthodox Theological Association https://iota-web.org/  extends a warm invitation to attend our online webinar series 2021: Witnesses of the Resurrection: Orthodox Mission in the Contemporary World With the aim of encouraging a broader conversation within the Orthodox churches on the theme of Christian witness in today’s world, the IOTA […]

Starting Points

SEASONED WITH SALT: BLOG 2 by Karen Hetherington I’ve recently been setting up a study space at my home down in the depths of the South West of England. Most of the last twenty years has been spent balancing home and raising children with a busy job and now I’m at the stage where the […]

Mission breathing new life into threatened cultures

SEASONED WITH SALT Karen Hetherington in conversation with Alison Kolosova SALT aims to bring missiological research and discussion to a more prominent place in the Orthodox Church and to bring some of the key concerns to a wider group of people. In this series of blogs, Karen Hetherington will be interviewing some of the people […]

Metropolitan Gregory of Cameroon (Stergiou)

“The African community is now at an important stage in the process of claiming its position and identity in the world. The fact that Africa has accepted the Christian message to a great extent should not allow those responsible for the sowing of the Gospel to rest on their laurels, but rather they should constantly […]

Dr. Alison Ruth Kolosova

“The Church is called to witness to God’s salvific presence and action in the world through the inculturation of the apostolic faith in local contexts.  There is a pressing need for a journal where reflection on the missionary dimension of the Orthodox Church in the contemporary world can take place alongside a re-articulation of her […]

Rev. Michael Oleksa

“Missiology is the reality in which the church looks at a reality, a culture, a context, (a continent), and then does its best to step inside that beam of light and articulate what it knows and what it brought into that experience, but the two cannot be done simultaneously. You can either look at the […]

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (Ware)

“For many centuries most Orthodox Churches have existed in the situation of a national or state Church.  This was true, in a modified way, even of Orthodoxy within the Ottoman Empire.  During the twentieth century, in one Orthodox country after another, the alliance between Church and State has come to an end, or at least […]

Rev. Prof. Dr. Christian Sonea

“Christian ‘martyria’ characterizes the ethos of Orthodox missiology from the theological point of view, from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. This is the kind of theology of mission that we need to develop further. Along these lines, Orthodox missiology could make an important contribution to ecumenical missiology by emphasising the spiritual dimension of […]

Assist. Prof. Philip C. Dorroll

“I believe that a nuanced understanding of the historical relationship between Orthodox Christians and Muslims is a neglected but crucial part of Orthodox witness in the 21st century. A general Orthodox awareness of not just the history of conflict but also the history of coexistence between these two communities is in my view necessary in […]