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Catholic Mission in Today's World

Each year, Missio works in partnership with the Mill Hill Missionaries and the Catholic Missionary Union to organise the World Mission Conference, hosted by Heythrop College, London. 

The conference seeks to bring together all those interested in mission within a Catholic context around the world. Participants include current and former missionaries, priests, religious sisters and brothers, lay people, bishops, academics and students. 

In 2014, Rev. Dr Stephen Bevans SVD was the keynote speaker for the inaugural conference, speaking on 'The Evangelii Gaudium Effect: New Directions for Mission Today'.

Prof. Lamin Sanneh of Yale Divinity School spoke in 2015 on the theme, 'Dialogue Between North and South: What we can learn about interfaith and mission'.

In the 150th anniversary year of the founding of the St Joseph's Missionary Society, Rev. Robert O'Neil MHM (biographer of the founder of the Mill Hill Missionaries, as the Society is known), spoke about 'Learning From the Past to Shape the Future: The contribution of the Church in England and Wales to overseas mission and its enduring legacy'.

World Mission Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that in 2017, Fr Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ will be travelling to join us from Nairobi, Kenya. He will speak on 'Mission Today and Tomorrow – the past, present, and future, looking at Pope Francis and mission'. 

The 2017 conference will take place on Wednesday, 11 October at Heythrop College, London. More details will be available closer to the time.