“The story of Christianity as a worldwide faith is being written before our eyes,” declared Dana Robert, professor of world Christianity and history of mission at Boston University School of Theology, last week at the Global Christian Forum.

“That faith, with Christ as the cornerstone, demands followers of Christ dare to think of themselves as one people,” Robert told some 300 Christian leaders during a plenary session Oct. 5.

“Christianity has undergone one of the greatest demographic and cultural shifts in its 2,000-year history,” she said.

Given the amazing diversity among Christ’s followers, the worldwide spread of Christianity requires that mission be integral to unity, said the co-director of Boston University School of Theology’s Center for Global Christianity & Mission.

“Contemporary Christians are focusing on mission for multiple purposes – both to recover tradition and to recover from tradition.”

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