Over the past year, we have been working on a project called “Educating Urban Ministers in Philadelphia After 2020.” It was prompted by the recognition that the events of 2020–the COVID-19 pandemic, socioeconomic and political upheavals, a rapidly changing culture–represented a watershed moment in our society and thus in our approach to theological education. The […]
The theme for this issue is “Climate Change and the Urban Church.” As the world enters deeper into climate crisis, it has become increasingly clear that cities reflect not only the catastrophic effects of climate change, as seen in floods after more and more severe storms, droughts that leave cities without running water, and rise
This issue’s theme is “Gun Violence and the Urban Church.” Sometime in November this year, the number of murders committed in the city of Philadelphia surpassed 500, setting a new grim record for the city. In the wake of the pandemic, lockdowns, and social upheavals, the rate of violent incidents across American cities skyrocketed. For
This issue is dedicated to the theme of #churchtoo. Abuse of power and leadership failures may be nothing new in churches, but that doesn’t take away from its horror or devastation. In many cases, these abuses have been allowed to metastasize in secret, with those who have been called to be communities of light complicit
The last issue of this Journal was published in the spring of 2020, and the letter from the editors addressed the racial inequities involved in the U.S. both in the criminal justice system and in the effects of COVID-19. Much of our country had been under “shelter in place” orders and our children had to quickly
As we unveil the latest issue of Journal of Urban Mission that focuses on the criminal justice system, we do so with grief in our hearts. During the course of the last few months, the entire world has been plunged into a pandemic, and cities around the globe have become battlegrounds that have experienced incalculable
It has been a long time coming since the last issue. Thank you for your patience! However, a lot has taken place. We now have a completely redesigned and updated website, and the Journal now finds a new institutional home, Missio Seminary, which has been experiencing its own transitions, most notably, moving the main campus into the city of Philadelphia from Hatfield, PA.
You may be puzzling over the appearance of a new issue on this site though (I hope) you are glad to see it, since we announced the merger of JofUM and the New Urban World last year. We did produce a joint issue for November 2014, and you can watch out for it on the International Society of Urban Mission site.
It gives me great pleasure to publish Journal of Urban Mission, Volume 3, Issue 1. We have had a long hiatus since the last issue–such is the reality of working at a project as a labor of love. Nevertheless, it is gratifying to finally share with you the fruit of our labor that has been
Welcome to the very first issue of Journal of Urban Mission; so glad you could be a part of it. Our mission is to continue in the spirit of Urban Mission journal of the 1980s and 1990s, which was “Dedicated to the Advancement of Christ’s Church and Kingdom in Cities throughout the World.” We want
We are both very excited to welcome you to the very first issue of the Journal of Urban Mission. Manny often was a guest editor for and contributor to the late Urban Mission Journal produced by Westminster Theological Seminary under the editorship of Roger Greenway and Harvie Conn, and Sue also contributed to that journal.