2021 Luzbetak Lecture
18 Oct 2021

Pope Francis’s Ecological Theology in Dialogue with Asian Religions.

In his history of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910, Brian Stanley suggests that contemporary use of “culture” in mission may be vulnerable to the same critique as the use of “race” in the colonial missions. On the other hand, sensitivity to culture and context in postcolonial and postmodern missiology has encouraged diversity, interculturality, and movements for greater equity. Drawing from contemporary missiology and critical race theory, this paper will ask whether attention to “culture” and “context” has mitigated racism in mission or tended to obscure it.