Dr. C. René Padilla was born in Quito, Ecuador, and reared and Bogotá, Colombia. He has been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 1967. He received a B. A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College, an M.A. in Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a PhD in New Testament from the University of Manchester, England. In 1992 he was granted an honorary D.D. by Wheaton College. He is a founding member of the Latin American Theological Fellowship (FTL, its acronym in Spanish) and of the Kairos Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For twelve years he was the International President of Tearfund - U.K. and Ireland. He is the President Emeritus of the Micah Network and Executive Director of Ediciones Kairos, the publishing arm of the Kairos Foundation. He has lectured in many countries around the world and has written or edited several books in English and Spanish. His main work, Mission Between the Times: Essays on the Kingdom of God, has been published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, German and Korean.
A unique opportunity to hear Dr. Padilla to talk about Integral Mission: Theology and Praxis.
René Padilla is a Latin American father of "misión integral." As a key proponent over the past 40 years of holistic, transformational development, René Padilla has been on the forefront of fighting dualism through reintegration of Christian proclamation and social responsibility.
These sessions offer a survey of the historical development of the theology and practice of integral or "holistic" mission since the 1960s and up to the present, with emphasis on the definitive contribution made by Christians from the Majority World. We will examine thebiblical basis for this approach to the mission of the Church, and will explore the necessary requirements for a local church to become an agent of Kingdom transformation in its specific cultural, religious, socioeconomic & political context.
Monday, 4th November, 2013: 2-5pm
Thursday, 7th November, 2013: 2-5 pm and 6:30-9:30pm
Friday, 8th November, 2013: 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave, Toronto
Dr. René Padilla (President Emeritus, Kairos Foundation, Argentina)
Dr. David Kupp (Professor, Urban & International Development, Wycliffe)
Audience: Faculty, Students, Pastors, Alumni/ae, Development practitioners.
Auditors are welcome - to register to Audit please complete an Audit Form here and submit it with payment to Barbara Jenkins.
In addition to the classroom sessions students have the opportunity to take a Reading and Research Course on this topic with David Kupp supervising. To register contact your college Registrar.
Dr. Padilla will also be speaking at an open and free event on Wednesday November 6th (3pm, Wycliffe College). This event may be a good alternative for anyone who is not able to take the sessions - See Wycllife Events for more information.
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