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.

Methodist Mission Bicentennial

Over the next two years a series of celebrations will recognize Methodism’s bicentennial of mission, which will occur in 2019 in accord with the 1819 founding of the Missionary Society by the Methodist Episcopal Church, a forerunner to The United Methodist Church. It is exciting that the year 2019 will also recognize the 150th anniversary of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, also of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The events are sponsored by Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, and CGCM director Dana L. Robert serves on the bicentennial planning committee.  More information about the bicentennial can be found at The bicentennial will also include... More

Call for Papers: Currents, Perspectives, and Methodologies in World Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary is organizing an international, interdisciplinary conference on the direction of World Christianity from January 18-20, 2018. The last few decades mark a significant watershed in the study of World Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Most scholarship now characterizes World Christianity as a ‘polycentric’ faith whose adherents have become more demographically robust in the majority world than in Europe and North America. Additionally, while the primary focus in World Christianity continues to be Christianity’s burgeoning presence in the global South (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific), scholars... More

Call for Papers: Ecology and Mission

Anabaptist Witness In an age when environmental disasters and political discussions of climate change are a daily presence in the news cycle, the voice and actions of the church related to environmental issues has become even more urgent. Many mission efforts, both local and international, address environmental issues including climate change, environmental justice, and sustainable agriculture. Theologians, historians and biblical scholars are also increasingly concerned with understanding the relationship between people, the land, and God in Christian tradition. Anabaptists and Mennonites have a long history of sustaining both the land and their communities through agriculture, and scholars are increasingly relating Anabaptist... More

Call for Papers: Hearing God’s Voice in Methodist Mission

On April 8-10, 2019, Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, in collaboration with Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA, will host a world conference of scholars and leaders to celebrate Methodism’s mission heritage and look to the future of mission among the people called Methodists. The conference will be called “Answering the Call: Hearing God’s Voice in Methodist Mission, Past, Present, and Future,” and will be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel. The dates for the conference will coincide with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Missionary... More

Torbet Prize for Best Essay in Any Area of Baptist History

The American Baptist Historical Society is receiving submissions for the Torbet Prize. The winner will receive $500 and have his or her paper published in the American Baptist Quarterly. No submission may already be published elsewhere, it should be 25 pages or less in length (excluding notes), and written in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. Entries can be sent before September 1, 2017 to: American Baptist Historical Society Mercer University 3001 Mercer University Dr. Atlanta, GA  30341 Electronic submissions are to be sent to  

Call for Abstracts: Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

The study of religion is at a turning point, along with religion itself. This book will capitalise on the emergence of a new paradigm, which considers religion in the 21st century as globally interconnected and mediated by new geopolitical and market logics. This is a Call for Abstracts to contribute to the Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society (target publication: 2018).  We are particularly interested in contributions from early career scholars from around the world. This volume will showcase new approaches to religion, which work across boundaries of religious tradition, academic discipline, and region. For more information, please refer to the... More

Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity

By Soojin ChungFebruary 27th, 2017in Call for Papers

Paper proposals should be submitted to me ( via email attachment by March 5, 2017 and should include your name, institutional affiliation and status, the title of your proposed paper, and a one paragraph summary. Papers should relate in some way to the conference theme: Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity. Notification of successful proposals will be made by March 15, 2017. See more information about the meeting and a link to the pre-registration and accommodations request form at Some rooms are available at the Yale Divinity School, the Overseas Ministries Study Center, and two... More

History of Christianity in East Asia at the University of Oxford

By Soojin ChungFebruary 21st, 2017in Announcements, Call for Papers

Call for Applications for an International Workshop on the History of Christianity in East Asia at the University of Oxford The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco in collaboration with the China Centre at the University of Oxford will hold a four-day international workshop at Oxford from September 20 through September 23, 2017. We are inviting post-doctoral level scholars and junior faculty members with their research focus on Christianity in East Asia who are currently preparing a book manuscript for publication to apply. This workshop is part of a four-year project supported by the Henry Luce Foundation in... More

Call for Papers: Christianity in Modern China

By driJanuary 20th, 2017in Call for Papers

CHRISTIANITY IN MODERN CHINA Series, Palgrave Macmillan Editor: Cindy Yik-yi Chu, Professor of History, Hong Kong Baptist University About this series This series addresses Christianity in China from the time of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties to the present. It includes a number of disciplines—history, political science, theology, religious studies, gender studies and sociology. Not only is the series inter-disciplinary, it also encourages inter-religious dialogue. It covers the Presence of the Catholic Church, the Protestant Churches and the Orthodox Church in China. While Chinese Protestant Churches have attracted much scholarly and journalistic attention, there is much unknown about the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church in... More

Call for Papers: Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in World Christianity

By driJanuary 19th, 2017in Call for Papers

This is the official call for papers for the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity conference, which will be held at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut on June 29 – July 1, 2017. Offers of short papers are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme:  Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity.  Please submit your paper proposal as an email attachment to Martha Smalley ( by March 5. Your proposal should include your name, academic affiliation/status, and a one paragraph summary of the proposed topic. If your proposal is accepted, you... More