World Mission Conference 2017

World Mission Day Conference

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. 

World Mission Conference 2017 - Wednesday, 11 October

In October 2017, Fr Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ travelled from Kenya to speak to us about 'Pope Francis: A new vision for mission?'

You can read Fr Bator's two keynote addresses by downloading the attachments below.

Previous conferences

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'.

This is a joint venture seeking to foster conversation about world mission in the Church and wider society, put on by Missio, Catholic Missionary Union, Mill Hill Missionaries and Heythrop College.