Middle East Consultation 2016: The Refugee and the Body of Christ

The Institute of Middle East Studies

MEC 2016 Poster

The church in the Middle East is experiencing a time of unprecedented change. There exist significant challenges, and yet at the same time unimaginable opportunities.

  • How has the local and global Body of Christ been responding to the current refugee crisis?
  • What are the implications of this crisis for the church of the future?

The Middle East Consultation 2016 (MEC 2016) will explore the long-term implications of the significant number of refugees who now regularly fellowship with other members of the Body of Christ. By doing this, IMES seeks to encourage healthy practices between and within different expressions of the local church in the Middle East, Europe and beyond. In response to the demographic changes currently taking place, MEC 2016 will be creating the time and space to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the MENA church in the present and to envision the church of the future in and…

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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