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Recap: OMSC's Centenary Celebration and the Inaugural Gerald H. Anderson Lecture

Watch or listen to Dr. Dana Robert’s lecture and view photos from the centenary celebration

The Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) celebrated its centenary anniversary on June 9, 2022. The occasion featured an open house at 58 Mercer Street, headquarters for OMSC, followed by the inaugural Gerald H. Anderson Lecture and a special celebratory dinner on campus, where Dr. Anderson’s 92nd birthday was honored.

Dr. Dana Robert, Boston University’s Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, delivered the inaugural Anderson Lecture. In "Gerald H. Anderson: Maestro of Contemporary Missions Studies," Robert celebrated the centenary of OMSC and its accomplishments in ecumenically minded mission studies, along with the leadership of Dr. Gerald H. Anderson, one of OMSC's previous directors and one of the most prominent mission studies scholars of the 20th century. Anderson served as director of OMSC for nearly 25 years, from 1976-2000.

All are welcome to watch or listen to the lecture and view photos from this memorable day below.

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OMSC’s mission is to amplify the voices of the world Christian movement, with a particular focus on research and scholarship. All are welcome to learn more about OMSC’s exciting plans for the future, from enhanced program offerings and a new digital curriculum and certificate, on their website or in our May feature article.

Wondering about the origins of OMSC? Click here to delve into OMSC’s rich history to learn about its founders and how the program’s mission has evolved since its founding in 1922. To learn more the International Bulletin of Mission Research, OMSC’s journal, click here. Interested individuals can also learn about its artist-in-residence program and residential study program for global partners.

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