The Annunciation of the Gospel

  • Raymond Downing Moi University School of Medicine



Fifty years ago, Ivan Illich – then a trainer of missionaries – declared that the Church should withdraw from its current role in third world development and focus instead on “the annunciation of the gospel.” This would be the church's “contribution to development which could not be made by any other institution.” Since then church institutions have instead greatly expanded their role in relief and development. This article examines why we need to listen to Illich.

Author Biography

Raymond Downing, Moi University School of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine
How to Cite
Downing, R. (2018). The Annunciation of the Gospel. Christian Journal for Global Health, 5(1), 16-20.