Call for Papers

We here at the Center for Global Christianity and Mission sometimes get calls for papers that might be of interest to some of our viewers. They will be posted on this page as we get them. If YOU get a Call for Papers that you do not see appear here but that you think people in this community might be interested in, please email it to for posting.

Call for Papers: Religion and Religions in the History of Missions

By Eva Pascal
January 26th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

The Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity is calling for papers for a conference at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut on June 25 – 27, 2015. Offers of short papers are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme:  Religion and Religions in the History of Missions and World Christianity. Please submit your paper proposal with brief abstract via email to Martha Smalley ( by March 1. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by March 15. Our pattern has been to have each oral presentation limited to 20-25 minutes, followed by discussion. More

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Essay Competition: Christianity in Asia

By dri
January 17th, 2015 in Call for Papers.

The CCCW essay writing competition on Christianity in East Asia The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (CCCW) invites students of post-graduate degrees and those who have recently completed (MA, PhD and equivalents) to enter an essay writing competition of between 5,000 and 6,000 words on any aspect of Christianity in East Asia. Submissions from the fields of theology, history and the social sciences are all welcome. The winning entry will be considered for possible publication by the editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press). The writer of the winning entry will also receive a prize of £500. S/he... More

Mission Photography Workshop at Drew University

By Eva Pascal
January 16th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers, Opportunities.

The General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church will be hosting a workshop on mission photography at Drew University on June 10th-12th, 2015. A couple of spots are still open for historians of missions as well as visual studies scholars who would like to discover the Methodist missions photo archive. The application deadline is January 17th, 2015. For more information: To be part of this workshop, please send a short curriculum and a 600-to-800 word project to:

Call for Papers: Assessing Mission Studies Program Titles

By Eva Pascal
January 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

APM  Association of Professors of Mission Call for Paper Proposals Deadline:  February 13, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL June 18-19, 2015 What's in a Name? Assessing Mission Studies Program Titles The Association of Professors of Mission extends an open call for paper presentation proposals for its annual meeting.  Anyone interested in presenting at APM should submit a proposal title with a 150-200 word abstract and a 30 word biography to Nelson Jennings, APM President, at The 2015 Annual Meeting of the APM will examine the titles that educational institutions, North American and otherwise, use for their mission studies programs. Many seminaries and colleges have switched from... More

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Call for Papers: Transcontinental Christian Networks

By dri
January 5th, 2015 in Call for Papers.

  The Andrew Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity at Liverpool Hope University in England and The Chair for Early and Global Church History at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich in Germany are pleased to announce a joint international conference on Missionary and Indigenous-Christian Journals and the Making of Transcontinental Christian Networks. This 8th conference will be held from Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July 2015 in Hope Park Campus, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool L16 9JD. The organizers of this conference invite paper proposals on the contributions of missionary journals to any theme related to intercultural learning, cross-cultural networks of Christians, More

Call for Papers: Missions to China and the Origins of Sinology

By Eva Pascal
November 12th, 2014 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

Call for Papers: James Legge: Missions to China and the Origins of Sinology University of Edinburgh, 11–13 June 2015 Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2015 Inside and outside of China, there is a growing scholarly debate around how foreigners have contributed to and, at times, maligned prevailing understandings of Chinese philosophy, religion, and culture. One of the most important figures in these discussions is James Legge, the Scottish missionary-scholar to China, and translator of Chinese writings into English and Christian writings into Chinese. As 2015 will be the bicentennial of Legge’s birth, the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the Study of World Christianity, in... More

Call for Papers: Controversies in Mission

By dri
October 29th, 2014 in Call for Papers.

The regional meeting of the Evangelical Mission Society will meet in Flushing, New York on March 28, 2015. The topic will be "Controversies in Mission." Some papers will be selected to be read at the national meeting in Dallas in September 2015. 2015 EMS Call for Papers - NE

Call for Papers: Engaging Particularities

By dri
October 29th, 2014 in Call for Papers.

On March 26-27, 2015, Boston College will host "Engaging Particularities XIII: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions, and Missiology."

Call for Papers: Paul Hiebert’s Missiology and Beyond

By dri
October 27th, 2014 in Call for Papers.

The Hiebert Global Center at TEDS is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for master’s and doctoral students to present at the Hiebert Track at the 2015 EMS North Central Region conference, which will be held on April 4th 2015 at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. The aim of the Hiebert Track is to engage with various aspects of Paul Hiebert’s missiology (contextualization, spiritual warfare, epistemology, missional theology, etc) in order to bring his ideas to bear upon contemporary issues in global Christianity, as well as to build upon Hiebert’s ideas to contribute to the further development of the... More

Call for papers on indigenous Christians in China

By Eva Pascal
June 5th, 2014 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

The Shaping of Christianity in China: a fresh look at the contribution of indigenous Christians Oxford Centre for Mission Studies Oxford, 21-22 May 2015 A CALL FOR PAPERS Several scholars have agreed to lend their support to an initiative from Dr Peter Rowan, the UK National Director of OMF International, to hold a two-day conference at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS), Woodstock Road, Oxford, in Spring 2015, to mark the 150 years since the foundation of the China Inland Mission/OMF.   Among those supporting this initiative are Dr Patrick Fung (General Director OMF, Singapore), Dr Tom Harvey (OCMS), Professor David Killingray (School of... More