Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

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St Philip and St James Church
Woodstock Rd
United Kingdom

About Us

OCMS is a small research institution based in the heart of Oxford, specialising in the impact of faith based organisations and the Christian Church on development issues in the Global South. We have over 120 postgraduate students, with the majority originating from sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and were recently ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in the UK for PhDs focused on mission work.

As a result of research done here, girls who to date have had little or no schooling in Burkina Faso can anticipate achieving literacy; a government has improved their response to the challenges of HIV/AIDS; culturally and religiously sensitive peace and reconciliation programmes have been developed to bring healing to war-torn parts of the world and those who are poor and disempowered are more able to make decisions of their own.