12th Assembly 2009


The theme for the 12th Assembly is Living Water Thirsty Land.

Suggested by the President-elect the theme commends itself for a number of reasons:

Living water is a metaphor used by Jesus (John 4) to describe the gift he offers – nourishment from God which is never exhausted. Water is also used in scripture as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and of justice.

Thirsty land is a clear reference to the context in which the Church participates in God’s mission – this dry, ancient land. The current ecological crisis and the spiritual dryness of consumerist materialism add notes of urgency to Christ’s call to mission.

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