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Mission Discussion forums

There are several electronic discussion forums related to Christian mission and missiology.

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The Southern African Missiological Society publishes the journal Missionalia three times a year, with articles, reviews and abstracts dealing with Christian mission.
African Independent Churches
African Initiated Churches (AICs) are the fastest-growing Christian groups in many parts of Africa. This page gives some introductory information about them, a list of AIC researchers, and links for some articles where more information can be found.
Missological discussion forums
There are several electronic forums for discussing missiological topics. These are available both as e-mail mailing lists or as BBS echo conferences.

Links to mission-related web pages in Africa and around the world.
Making contact with SAMS
You may find more information about how to get in touch with the committee on the SAMS information page. You may use the following addresses for e-mail enquiries:

  • Administration - for information about membership, subscriptions to Missionalia, annual congress, etc.
  • Webmaster - for comments on these web pages, suggestions for links or improvements etc.

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The following discussion forums are available:

  • African Independent Churches This forum is focused on African Christian denominations that have not had a close association with overseas missionaries, but have functioned more or less independently of them. This group of denominations are growing faster than most other Christian groups in Africa, and are therefore of considerable interest to missiologists. You do not have to be a member of an African independent church or a missiologist in order to participate in the conference, however. All that is needed is an interest in the topic.
  • Christianity and society is for general discussions of current missiology, and the relation of the Christian faith to society in general, including such issues as justice, peace, racism, gender, the environment, the portrayal of Christianity in the media, etc

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Christianity and society

For discussing Christianity and culture, missiology, art and literature, peace and justice and more.

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Orthodox Christian mission and missiology

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New Religious Movements

New Religious Movements are those that have arisen within the last 200 years, and include movements within established religions as well as those that have become separate religions. Please note that this is not a forum for polemics for or against any religious groups.

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Since August 2007 SAMS has had a new web site at Please go there to see the latest news and information about SAMS. The material on this site will be retained to preserve links and search engine listings, but, with the exception of the AIC pages and material, it will no longer be updated.

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Home page Index of all pages Information about SAMS Missionalia, the SAMS journal Articles from Missionalia African Initiated Churches Links to other sites

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