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International Society for Urban Mission (ISUM) Summit: Integral Urban Mission January 26th-29th, 2013 Come join us in Bangkok for the first annual ISUM Summit, in partnership with the Micah Network and the World Evangelical Alliance:Theological Commission. This summit will be an interactive, participatory, four-day experience including hands-on, immersion opportunities, keynotes, lectures, and workshops. You are invited to come build trust, share wisdom and be inspired to better engage our new urban world! We’ll join together with a varied mix of Western and Majority World Christian thinker/activists to discuss key practitioner themes and best practices. In addition, you’ll participate in sessions of reflective prayer, active bible studies, and calls for collective action. We aim to “seek the peace of the city” (Jeremiah 29:7) for our various urban cities scattered around South East Asia and the globe!


Keynote speakers and participants include: Shane Claiborne – The Simple Way, Philadelphia Dr. Ruth Callanta – Center for Community Transformation, Manila Dr. Sonny Tha Nyan – General Secretary YMCA, Yangon (not pictured below) Dr. Ash Barker – Urban Neighbours of Hope, Bangkok Wallace and Mary Kamau – Missions of Hope International, Nairobi David Bussau – Founder, Opportunity International; President, Wholistic Transformation Resource Center, Manila Dr. Rosalee Velloso Ewell – Executive Director of World Evangelical Alliance: Theological Commission, San Paulo/Birmingham Dr. Viv Grigg – International Director of MA in Transformational Urban Leadership - Azusa Pacific University, Auckland/L.A.


Working Groups Include:

• Recruit, Equip and Sustain Christian Leaders in a New Urban World • Fuel Church Movements Among the Urban Poor • Transform Urban Neighbourhoods • Empower Urban Children and Young People • Release the Oppressed (and Others Suffering Under Urban Injustices) • Develop Urban Communities Economically • Join God in the Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-Faith Cities

Some Workshop Topics:

• Urban Gardening • Child Protection • Partnering with the Local Church/Organic Church Growth • Staff Support/Member Care • Short Term Teams: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly • NGO/Local Government Partnerships

ISUM’s annual general meeting will be held for addressing any policy challenges, critical evaluation, member volunteer opportunities, and voting on job positions, such as editorial panel, journal editor, convener. For more information please go to

www.newurbanworld.org or book with summit@newurbanworld.org Sponsor/partners:

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, please email newurbanworld@gmail.com


ISUM Summit 2013