Eddie Lyle, President of Open Doors UK and Ireland, spoke at the Church of Ireland Council for Mission’s mission breakfast at this year’s General Synod. In this interview, Eddie shares some of his experiences in working with persecuted Christians around the world. He starts by discussing how churches in Lebanon have generously responded to refugees living in their country.
stimulate within the Church of Ireland a sense of the priority and urgency of mission;
advocate the equality and complementary nature of mission at home and throughout the world;
maintain close relationships with other bodies concerned with
mission and in particular with Diocesan Boards of Mission, the
Association of Mission Societies, and mission and overseas development
promote effective models of mission and evangelism;
encourage programmes of renewal;
initiate and encourage enterprises which will further the mission of the Church;
allocate funds from St Patrick’s Memorial Fund and other funds at its disposal;
foster interest in members of the Church of Ireland serving in other parts of the world;
facilitate mission interchange visits to and from Ireland; and
encourage reflection on the theology of mission.
The Council reports annually to the Church of Ireland’s General Synod.
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