Missions: Everyman's Burden

Once, spreading the Gospel was the white man's spiritual burden; now all the world's Christians share it. Says the Rev. Willem Visser 't Hooft, general secretary of the World Council of Churches: " 'Mission' no longer is traffic from West to East, but traffic from everywhere to everywhere."

In Mexico City last week, the new international flavor of mission work was aptly personalized at a meeting of the council's Commission on World Mission and Evangelism. More than 200 churchmen from 62 church bodies and 48 countries showed up to discuss the problems facing the spread of Christianity. Anglican Bishop John...

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