The research agenda of the Center for Global Christianity is driven by the interests of the people who are part of its community. Reports about their ongoing work will be posted from time to time.

Partnering to Study the Korean Diaspora in Boston

By dri
November 20th, 2014 in Korean Diaspora, Research.

The Center for Global Christianity & Mission has partnered with the East Rock Institute to uncover the stories of the Korean diaspora in Boston. As the partnership enters its third year, scholars have pieced together a number of fascinating stories. Topics range from the education of Yi Ku, the last prince of the Chosen dynasty to the involvement of Koreans in the Boston marathon. The East Rock Institute has recently released a newsletter about some of its other projects.

Immigrant Indian Christianity

By dri
October 21st, 2014 in Research, Uncategorized, Visiting Researchers, World Christianity.

The American Academy of Religion has sponsored research into how the social composition and identity of Christians in India differs from that in the diaspora. The project is ongoing, but the second workshop convened on September 20th at Boston University to review and consider what has been learned thus far. Scholars from India and the United States, as well as a number of delegates from Greater Boston's various Indian churches met together to hear and interact with the findings. Thomas Thangaraj, from Boston University, offered the keynote address. In addition, Jesudas Athyal, a visiting researcher at the Center for Global Christianity... More

Identity & Social Distinctions among Indian Christians at Home and in the Diaspora

By Eva Pascal
June 23rd, 2014 in Announcements, Research, Visiting Researchers.

A major study project on changes in gender and caste social distinctions among the Indian diaspora Christian communities in the United States will be sponsored by Center for Global Christianity & Mission. The project will compare what has happened in the United States with ethnic and religious identity negotiations in India. The study has been facilitated by a Collaborative International Research Grant under the American Academy of Religion’s International Connections Committee. This study emerged from the realization that the Christians of India are an important element in the resurgence of Christianity in the Southern hemisphere as well as in the emergent... More

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Korean Diaspora Progress Reported

By Ada Focer
April 18th, 2013 in Announcements, Korean Diaspora.

The team of researchers who have been working to construct the ground floor of a project to understand the establishment and growth of the Korean Diaspora community in Boston in the 1950s and 1960s presented the results of their work to date at CURA, the Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs on April 8. Dr. Dana Robert introduced the project and briefly described a meeting with Dr. Hesung Koh who helped inspire it and advanced a working relationship between the Center for Global Christianity and Mission and the East Rock Institute which is located in New Haven, CT and is... More

East Rock Institute Newsletter

By Ada Focer
April 18th, 2013 in Korean Diaspora, Uncategorized.

East Rock Institute is our partner in this project. Here is the latest newsletter. ERI newsletter Vol. 4, No.1 This newsletter includes an article by Hye Jin Lee about the project on page 6 but a link to the entire newsletter is included here for readers who want to get better acquainted with this organization. ERI MARCH2013 v15