Four Snapshots of Business as Mission
As guest editor for this year’s University of the Nations Glocal Conversations online journal, I am pleased to present four articles, each reflective of what it means to begin or nurture Business as Mission (BAM). Each paper discusses a unique aspect of BAM, thus showing some of the diversity and complexity representative of the meaning of the term BAM. This 2019 issue includes: 1) an action research report by a team running BAM courses in India and Africa; 2) a research article from Latvia on how BAM has evolved in one company within one’s own nation; and 3-4) a partial summary of historical research written as Part One and Part Two examining lessons that can be drawn from missionaries who began BAM in 19th century Hawaii. What follows is a brief overview of each contributor’s paper.