Glocal Conversations is a journal of the University of the Nations (U of N). The U of N is a truly global university, offering over 650 different courses in nearly 160 nations, in 97 languages. With a mandate to multiply workers for global service, the U of N was born out of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an international movement of Jesus-followers from many backgrounds, cultures, and traditions.
Followers of Jesus are challenged by what are known as the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The former calls us to love God with all that we are, and to love our neighbour as ourselves. This is a call to compassionate service. The latter calls us to preach to every individual on the planet the life-giving message of what God offers us through Christ's death and resurrection, and to make followers of Jesus out of the nations. Understanding that God has placed humankind in a physical space and given us stewardship of this planet, the U of N pursues the purposes of God for all of life through its training in seven colleges and faculties touching every sphere of human existence.
The purpose of the journal is like the passion of the university. Understanding that reflection should lead to action, the journal exists not for esoteric theorizing divorced from service, but to help evaluate progress in order to multiply effectiveness. The journal aims to create a space for dialogue between academics and practitioners, between theory and practice, between research and application.