Has mission any meaning in our multicultural and multi-religious world? Has mission studies any place in the academy? What theological possibilities and practical insights did Vatican II create for missiology? Experts from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and North America, respond to these questions. They explore "mission" as "intercultural studies"; adopt decolonial thinking to privilege knowledges from the margins of our wounded world. Themes such as interculturality, interreligious dialogue and inculturation, justice, peacebuilding, and reconciliation expand Vatican II to celebrate mission among and with the nations.
Elochukwu Uzukwu C.S.Sp., the first holder of the Father Pierre Schouver Endowed Chair in Mission, is Professor of Theology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA.