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Global Journalist: 'Reverse Missionaries' Bring Christianity to U.S., Europe

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There are now nearly twice as many Christians in the Global South as there are in Europe and North America. As Christianity's center of gravity has shifted - so too is the flow of missionaries.

Thousands of Christians from places like Brazil, Nigeria and South Korea - where Christianity was first brought by European and North American missionaries - are now traveling to Europe and North America seeking to convert the natives.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a discussion about the growing phenomenon of "reverse missionaries."

Note: This program originally aired Feb. 14, 2019.

Joining the program:

  • Frank Koine, a Kenyan missionary and youth minister at St. Marien's Lutheran Church in Wittenberg, Germany
  • Brenda Amondi, a Kenyan missionary and community worker at St. Luke's Earls Court church in London
  • Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Eric Morier-Genoud, senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast

Assistant producers: Seth Bodine, Lara Cumming, Michelle Stoddart

Supervising producer: Edom Kassaye

Visual editor: Grace Lett 

Jason left Global Journalist in 2019
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