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Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

Janel Kragt Bakker


Sister Churches profiles American Christians’ relationships with their counterparts in the global South through international congregational partnerships, demonstrating that such “twinning” relationships represent both philosophical shifts in missiology and changing structures of global religious engagement. As a counterpoint to prevailing motifs of segregation and friction between northern and southern Christians, this study depicts border-crossing relationships within the global church marked by interconnectivity and collaboration. The book illustrates how globalization allows r ... More

Keywords: sister church, globalization, international partnership, congregation, mission, solidarity, congregation-to-congregation, sister church relationship, twinning, global church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janel Kragt Bakker, author
Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.