It’s the 231 million people who are the world’s “diaspora” — people who have voluntarily or involuntarily left their home country to build a life somewhere else (United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013). Some are displaced by war, some are seeking to better themselves economically . . . there’s always a reason. If would be the world’s 5th-largest country, after China, India, the USA, and Indonesia.
That’s a lot of people. And that’s why I’m at a forum that is discussing how the reality of the global diaspora influences and shapes God’s mission today. Continue reading