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The Refugee Crisis: A Shared Human Condition. Stott-Bediako 2016

What is the role of the church locally and globally in seeking redemptive responses to this urgent reality?

13-14 June, 2016

At Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, UK


Chris Wright - Langham Partnership International, UK
Samuel Escobar - Latin American Theology, Peru/Spain
Mathew Jock Moses - Covenant Church, South Sudan
Hany Fouadgirgis - OCMS Scholar: North African Migration
Nadia Khouri Accad - Lebanon

And others...


£30 for 2 Full Days. Includes refreshments, lunches, and dinner on the 13th

£25 OCMS Student Discount

£20 No meals

(Include discount in registration, under Comments)

To Register: Go to http://infemit.org/stott-bediako-forum/ and click Register

For more information: email admin@infemit.org


The Refugee Crisis: A Shared Human Condition


Monday, June 13

Tuesday, June 14

Breakfast on your own (Light morning refreshments will be provided at OCMS)


Old Testament Theological Basis: Chris Wright

New Testament Theological Basis: Samuel Escobar





Panel: The Church and Refugees

Papers: Hany Fouadgirgis, Spain,

Mathew Jock Moses, South Sudan

Panel: A Theology for Refugees

Papers: Rolf Zwick, Germany

Marcel Macelaru, Croatia





Break: Coffee and light refreshments available


Topical Presentation: Grassroots Movements

Paper: Nadia Khouri Accad, Lebanon

Topical Presentation: Urban Ministry

Paper: Caroline Howell, South Africa





Lunch: Provided


Reflection and Prayer

Facilitator: Las Newman

Reflection and Prayer

Facilitator: Seblewengel Daniel


Geographical Workshop: Europe

(Facilitator: Paul Bendor Samuel*

Case Studies: Marcel Macelaru and Rolf Zwick)

Geographical Workshop: Latin America

(Facilitator: Marcelo Vargas

Case Studies: Samuel Escobar and Ruth Padilla DeBorst)

Geographical Workshop: Africa

(Facilitator: Benhardt Quarshie

Case Studies: Hany Fouadgirgis and Mathew Jock Moses)

Geographical Workshop: Asia

(Facilitator: Wonsuk Ma

Case Studies: Two OCMS Students**)


Discussion Groups: Initial Responses

Discussion Groups: Formulating a Call to Action and Prayer


Large-Group: Initial Responses

Facilitator: Las Newman

Large-Group: Formulating a Call to Action and Prayer

Facilitator: Ruth Padilla DeBorst


Devotional Closing: Al Tizon

Devotional Closing and Prayer: Ruth Padilla DeBorst


Dinner Banquet

Forum Concluded: participants depart


Evening Prayer


  • Biblical Papers – by Chris and Samuel

  • Topical Discussions/Papers – organized in panels (6-8, depending on registrants)

  • Geographical focus panels – (8 people)

Student blog

Terry Garde - Kenya Fieldwork Diary

Jeremiah Johnston (OCMS Alumnus)

Flora and the OCMS family

Usha Reifsnider

Interfaith and International Vigil for Peace

Worku Mohammed

Anonymous Student - This student wishes to remain anonymous due to the sensitive situation he currently works in

Student blog

Students are encouraged to submit blog entries for this space, either about their time in residence in Oxford, or their work in the field, or their life outside of OCMS.