ASM - Easterm Fellowship
Maryknoll Mission Institute
Maryknoll, New York
November 2-3, 2012
"Classics of Mission Spirituality"
The 2012 annual meeting of the Eastern ASM will explore the topic of “Classics in Mission Spirituality.” The mission spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, the founder of the Maryknoll sisters, will be one of the persons we will focus upon during our meeting as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Maryknoll Sisters.
The writing and studying of missionary biographies have always been an important part of the Christian world missionary movement. Through careful study of key figures and movements in the history of Christian mission we will explore key dimensions of mission spirituality for what they may teach Christians today about mission and the complexity of missionaries’ motivations, and spirituality.
Other figures whom we will include as part of our two-day study conference of mission spirituality include Bartholome de Las Casas (1484-1566), Margaret Emma Barber (1866–1929), a spiritual mentor of Watchman Nee (Nee Tuo Sheng) in China, and Rebecca Protten, an 18th century Afro -Caribbean Moravian evangelist.