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.

American Society of Missiology Call for Papers

By sjlloyd
February 26th, 2015 in Call for Papers, Uncategorized.

ASM Annual Meeting 2015 The American Society of Missiology (ASM) will meet June 19-21, 2015 at Wheaton College. The primary theme for this year’s annual meeting is Missio-logoi: The Many Languages of Mission. A related symposium, especially but not exclusively for younger scholars of mission, will focus on publishing in the field of missiology (current trends and future prospects). Confirmed plenary speakers include Lamin Sanneh (Yale University), Kirsteen Kim (Leeds Trinity University, UK), Terry Muck (Louisville Institute), and Stanley Skreslet (ASM President). Carey Newman, the director of Baylor University Press, will give a special presentation on the symposium theme. Call for Papers In... More

International Association for Mission Studies Seoul Conference Call for Papers

By sjlloyd
February 26th, 2015 in Call for Papers, Uncategorized.

Call for Papers 14th Assembly of the  International Association for Mission Studies  August 11–17, 2016 Seoul, South Korea Conversions and Transformations: Missiological Approaches to Religious Change No matter what the goal of mission activity is considered to be, mission aims at transformation of some sort. The issue of conversion – a traditional goal of much Christian missionary activity – is much debated, both within and between religious communities. This is often due to the controversial methods and aims some Christian communities have employed. The nature of the transformation brought about by religion is also a contested field: Is it “purely” spiritual or does it also have social, More

Call for Papers: 5th International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation, Who is My Neighbour?

By sjlloyd
February 8th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

5th International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation Who is My Neighbour? Crossing Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust 22-24 June 2015, York St John University Many of the conflicts between various groups of people and of the difficulties of restoring relationships between people are due to the lack of understating and accepting others. When Jesus reminded his audience to 'love your neighbour as yourself' quoting the Book of Leviticus (19.8), a man who was an expert in law asked Jesus this question, 'who is my neighbour?' Jesus replied by telling him the story of a Good Samaritan (Luke 10.29-37), and told him, 'Go... More

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