23Aug'22

It was at the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement that People on the Move (Diaspora) was launched as a strategic mission focus area for the Global Church. Over the last 12 years, many churches, mission agencies and academia in many regions of the world have embraced the diaspora agenda set out by the Global Diaspora Network. Yet, much more needs to be done. This diaspora consultation in Cape Town hopes to bring together key leaders of church, denominations, mission agencies and networks, missiologists, educators, and practitioners to deliberate on contemporary Christian mission by scattered people of African origin and non-African Christians in Africa. The consultation will include paper presentations, group reflections and critique by participants, networking, worship, prayer, intercession, collaboration and strategizing on diaspora missions in and beyond Africa.

Theme

“Africans in Diaspora and Diasporas in Africa”

Purpose

To convene a catalytic gathering and conversation among leading scholars and practitioners of diaspora missions of Africans worldwide and in Africa.

Objectives
  • • Learn and discuss about mission by and through African diaspora communities worldwide
  • • Assess the impact of migration of Asians, Europeans, North and Latin Americans into Africa
  • • Explore new horizons of diaspora missions in the contexts of economic migrants, international students, refugees crisis, environmental and political upheavals
  • • Compile proceedings of the consultation into a future publication on Diaspora Missiology

 


 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

CONSULTATION VENUE

Doubletree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside
(Address: 31 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7935, South Africa.

Website: www.capetownuppereastside.doubletree.com
Phone #: +27 21 404 0570

CONSULTATION REGISTRATION

Everyone needs to register online and pay appropriate fees in full. Payment can be made by PayPal and VISA or MasterCard in US dollars.

TRAVEL

All participants are responsible for their travel costs to the consultation venue.

VISA

Check visa requirements for your travel to South Africa. https://www.southafricavisa.com/evisa-requirements/

Those who require to apply for your Visitors Visa to enter South Africa may need to obtain an official letter of invitation from our host in South Africa (Cape Town Baptist Seminary) for submission to the South African Embassy/Consulate.

Please send directly an email requesting the letter of invitation to: [email protected]

You need to also send the following information:

1. Full Name as in passport ____________________
2. Date of birth _________________
3. Issuing country of passport __________________
4. Passport number __________________
5. Date of issue ______________________
6. Date of expiry ______________________
7. Email _____________________________

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Check latest travel advisory from your country of origin, any intermediary stops and South Africa at least three days before your journey. https://www.gov.za/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-coronavirus-covid-19

ARRIVAL

All are expected to arrive in Cape Town by 12 noon on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

DEPARTURE

All are expected to check out from the hotel before 11 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

AIRPORT SERVICES

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, after immigration and baggage pickup, plan to convert your currency to South African RAND and pick up a SIM card for your mobile phone for all your communication needs. SIM Card needs to be registered for each visitor, and the airport is set up to assist you as a visitor.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Participants are responsible for getting to the hotel from the airport and back. You could avail yourself a safe “Meet and Greet” taxi service by directly contacting
Cape Town Customized Tours (www.ctctco.za Cell/WhatsApp +27 83 781 6567;
Contact person – Leon Breytenback – [email protected] or Peter Sumner – [email protected]).

Approximate time: 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

Rate: R450 (single)+R100 per additional passenger.

ACCOMMODATION

Strongly recommend staying at the Doubletree Hotel where the consultation is held (Single occupancy rooms will cost an extra USD 240 per person than the twin occupancy). If you plan to come early (17-22 Aug) and/or stay back after the consultation (27-31 Aug), you can avail of hotel rooms at special consultation rates. For those dates make your reservation directly with the hotel. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi Internet services to all conference participants.

See hotel website www.capetownuppereastside.doubletree.com

FOOD

Registration includes breakfast, noon meal, evening meal, and snacks, beginning on Tuesday evening meal of August 23 and ending with a noon meal on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

DURATION

The diaspora consultation will begin with the evening meal on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and end with noon meal on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

TOURS

The two consultation tours on Thursday afternoon (Aug 25, 2022) are highly encouraged for all participants to enhance greater interaction and fellowship. Evening meal at your OWN expense.

Option A: Table Mountain Tour + District 6 Tour

Option B: City Tour (District 6 Museum, Slave Lodge, and St. Georges/Peoples Cathedral)

(Note: Table Mountain tour is dependent on favorable weather conditions and in case of unfavorable weather, participants will go Option B City Tour. Refunds will be made.)

PERSONAL TOURS

PERSONAL TOURS can be arranged before or after the consultation by directly contacting our recommended Christian tour operators. Contact:
Cape Town Customized Tours (www.ctctco.za Cell/WhatsApp +27 83 781 6567;
Contact person – Leon Breytenback – [email protected] or Peter Sumner – [email protected]).

SAFETY

Participants are encouraged to take all precautionary steps for their personal safety and recommended to adhere to safety practices.

 



PAYMENT
  •  All Registration costs are in US dollars
  • GDN receives payment in US dollars using Paypal.
  • Credit cards may be used.
  • Your receipt will appear as “HEALTH EXCEL MARKETING CORP.”
  • If PayPal is NOT AVAILABLE in your country, please contact us at [email protected]

 

TICKETS – LATE REGULAR TICKETS until August 15, 2022

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AN APPEAL
  As you register, we appeal to you to consider donating an EXTRA amount beyond your registration to help GDN subsidize the costs for registration, accommodation, and travel of worthy students in migration and diaspora studies and some Majority of World leaders who should participate in the Cape Town Consultation. No amount is too small. Every little bit helps.


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CAPE TOWN DIASPORA CONSULTATION

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Donation Total: $1.00

 

Information

Date: 23 August,2022
Time: 02:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Event Category: Consultations
Organizer: GDN
Email: [email protected]