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The International Association for Mission Studies is an international, interconfessional and interdisciplinary professional society for the scholarly study of Christian witness and its impact in the world and the related field of intercultural theology.

After some preliminary meetings, IAMS was inaugurated in Driebergen, The Netherlands, in 1972.  Since then, every four years an international conference has been held on the different continents.  There are now more than 400 scholars who are members of IAMS as well as over 50 institutions that are corporate members.

Every four years, an Executive Committee is chosen by the members and is responsible for the development of the association and charged to organise the next quadrennial conference.  On this Committee, different regions of the world are represented.  The Secretariat of the association is usually taken charge by one of the associated institutions. Currently the Secretariat is located at Lund University, Sweden.

The objectives of the association are:

  • to promote the scholarly study of systematic, biblical, historical and practical questions relating to mission and intercultural theology
  • to disseminate information concerning mission studies to all those engaged in that and related study fields
  • to promote fellowship, cooperation and mutual assistance in mission studies
  • to organise international conferences of missiologists and intercultural theologians
  • to encourage the creation of centers of research
  • to stimulate publications in missiology and intercultural theology

 

News


Powers, Inequalities, and Vulnerabilities: Mission in a Wounded World
IAMS 15th General Assembly, Sydney Australia
July 9-14, 2020

Hosted by Morling College, Sydney and the Australian Association for Mission Studies

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The International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) will convene for its 15th Assembly in Sydney, Australia from July 9 to July 14, 2018. Occurring for the first time in Oceania, the IAMS Assembly will be hosted by the Australian Association for Mission Studies and the meeting will take place at Morling College in greater Sydney.

Call for Panels and Papers will be launched early 2019 on the webpage, facebook page and the newsletter.


 New IAMS Facebook Page

A new IAMS Facebook page is up and running: https://www.facebook.com/International-Association-for-Mission-Studies-IAMS-345324249216792/. Please invite any mission scholar friends from your network and region to join, like or just simply explore it!


New books series for IAMS

Theology and Mission in World Christianity is a new peer-reviewed series which treats theology, mission, and the interface between them in view of the development of world Christianity. It is edited by Kirsteen Kim, Stephen B. Bevans and Miikka Ruokanen. The series is published by Brill Publishers and also functions as a supplement series for the IAMS journal Mission Studies. The editors welcome scholarly monographs, edited volumes, and outstanding dissertations on contextual and inter-cultural theologies, mission theology, and historical and practical questions relating to mission and Christianity worldwide. For further information, click here.