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Conference Invitation: Can the Native Christian Speak? Discerning the Voices of Indigenous Christians

March 19th, 2014 in Announcements 0 comments

Emory University’s Chandler School of Theology extends an invitation to all interested in a one day conference: Can the Native Christian Speak? Discerning the Voices of Indigenous Christians in Missionary and Colonial Archives, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 8:45am – 5pm

Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

 $10 to attend.

This one-day conference will gather together historians of World Christianity to discuss one of the great difficulties in their work, which is a lack of historical materials produced by non-European Christians.  Much of what we know about past Christian communities in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania comes from work produced by foreigners, especially missionaries and colonial officials.  The scholars will discuss both the problems and possibilities of working with western archives, with their particular silences and voices.  The panel presentations will lay the foundations for a published volume of essays on this topic, edited by Candler’s Arun W. Jones, the Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism.


Conference Schedule - Emory Conference Center Hotel:


7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. ASIA:  Papers by Adrian Hermann, Mrinalini Sebastian, Haruko Ward

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Public discussion of papers on Asian Christianity

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA:  Papers by Jay Carney, Paul Kollman, Dianne Diakité

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Public discussion of papers on African Christianity

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. THE AMERICAS:  Papers by Kenneth Mills, Christopher Vecsey, Yanna Yannakakis

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Public discussion of papers on Christianity in the Americas

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. RESPONSES:  Gyanendra Pandey, Dana Robert

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Public discussion of all papers and responses

4:30 p.m. Adjournment


For questions or more information, contact Arun Jones at arun.w.jones@emory.edu or at 404-727-108

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The 2014 BTI Costas Consultation in Global Mission will be held March 28th!

March 17th, 2014 in Announcements 0 comments

Constas Consultation 2014

Constas Consultation 2014

The 2014 BTI Costas Consultation in Global Mission is approaching! All are invited to attend on March 28th, 2014, 1pm-8pm. The  theme is the Persecution of Christians in the middle East, with keynote speaker Bishop Elias Toume of Wadi Al Nassara, local Bishop in Homs, Syria, and Professor at the University of Balamand, Lebanon, as well as a special lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Harvard University, and former Vice-Chair of the  US Commission on International Religious Freedom. The program also includes a film about Christians in Iraq, “Displaced in their Homeland,” student papers, and dinner. See attachment for program details.

Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.

For further questions or information, call Fr. Luke Veronis 774-230-6985; or email Daryl Ireland direland3@gmail.com.

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Call for Papers: ‘Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World’

March 14th, 2014 in Announcements, Call for Papers 0 comments

Cambridge University has issued a call for papers for a conference on the theme ‘Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World’ in Cambridge, 15-17 September, 2014. See attached flyer for details (CfP-MissionsMaterialsModernWorld). For more information contact Dr. Chris Wingfield cw543@cam.ac.uk, Senior Curator (Archaeology)  Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology,University of Cambridge. To submit an abstract email, ga343@cam.ac.uk.

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Gina Zurlo gives papers at social science conferences NY and Boston

December 1st, 2013 in Announcements, Students 0 comments

Doctoral student Gina Zurlo has recently given several papers and lectures at social science conferences. In August, she presented a paper at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City, titled, “Christian Sociology in Transition: The Institute of Social and Religious Research,” which discussed an early phase of American sociology and its intersections with the social gospel and ecumenical movements in the early 20th century. She also gave a paper at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting in Boston on the development and use of demographic databases.

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