The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On
This book is about the development and humanitarian work pioneered and undertaken for decades by Irish missionaries in Africa and the Global South, and how that work is now being expanded and carried forward by local religious and indigenous missionaries. It explores:
– The extent of the legacy being handed over by Irish missionaries
– Their unique dedication and how that is recognised internationally
– The missionary influence on Ireland’s overseas aid programme launched in 1974
– The role of faith in international development
– The advocacy work by religious at the U.N.
– Community structures missionaries put in place to plan for their succession in the Global South
– The contribution to mission by lay people and volunteers
– Parish twinning as a new human bridge between Ireland and the Global South
– How missionary development interventions remain integral to Ireland’s aid programme, and why Irish Aid should continue to fund it through Misean Cara.
The book, which has received many positive reviews, contains a miscellany of perspectives from people – many in Africa, South America and Asia – who have experienced the work of Irish missionaries. It illustrates the geographical shift of Christianity to the Global South where a vibrant new movement is continuing the legacy.
The Foreword to the book was written by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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