Restoring Dignity, Nourishing Hope | Developing Mutuality in Mission (Barnes and Makari, eds.)
Building Intentional Relationships
Is your church thinking about international mission engagement or already working with partners around the world? How can those relationships demonstrate solidarity in a world of vast imbalances, poverty, violence, and brokenness?
Restoring Dignity Nourishing Hope is an invaluable resource to guide churches through mission engagement and interfaith relationships. Each chapter includes discussion questions to deepen our reflections on such issues as partnership, advocacy, short-term mission trips, community development, evangelism and interfaith dialogue, and fundraising.
About the Editors
Jonathan Barnes, Ph.D., serves with the Mennonite Central Committee as Country Representative to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. He previously served Global Ministries for 13 years, 10 as mission personnel in South Africa and Mozambique and 3 as Executive of Mission Education based in Indianapolis. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Development from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (2010) and is the author of Power and Partnership: A History of the Protestant Mission Movement (Pickwick Publishers, 2013).
Peter E. Makari, Ph.D., has served as Executive for the Middle East and Europe with Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since July 2000. For two terms, he also served ecumenically as the Co-Chair of the National Council of Churches’ Interfaith Relations Commission (2008-2013). He earned an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo (1993) and a Ph.D. in Politics and Middle East Studies from New York University (2003). He is the author of Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt (Syracuse University Press, 2007).
Paperback: 160 pages