Ihe Center for Evangelization and Mission Studies (CeSEM) was established in September 2019, with the aim of endowing the Adventist Institute with a center for research and documentation of evangelistic initiatives put in place by the Italian Adventist church in its various territorial and local articulations.
CeSEM also constitutes an area of in-depth study of the dynamics of Adventist mission in Italy and Europe and coordinates useful initiatives and conferences to thematize these aspects.
The religious revival that many experts have had to note, dating it to at least the late 1970s, does not seem to have really hit Europe, which some call the “closed-sky continent.”
Religious demand in any case has become increasingly singularized and not infrequently transmuted into the adoption of peculiar lifestyles marked by rarefied or extremely concrete and even physical forms of spirituality.
European Christian religiosity, where it endures, is in fact a churchless religiosity. An extremely diasporic community.
In such a context, what meaning do the terms “evangelism” and “church mission” take on? What scenarios seem to be unfolding for faith in Europe?
CeSEM will try to account for this in its daily task of research and documentation.