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 on indigenous Christians in China

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

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

March 14th, 2014 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

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, Senior Curator (Archaeology)  Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology,University of Cambridge. To submit an abstract email,

Call for Papers: War and Peace and Christian Missions

February 21st, 2014 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

ANDREW WALLS CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN AND ASIAN CHRISTIANITY AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON War and Peace and Christian Missions Time: Monday–Wednesday 23 – 25 June 2014 Venue: Hope Park Campus, Liverpool L16 9JD, England Call for Papers The year 2014 sees the centenary of the Great War. That massive conflict, together with the influenza pandemic that followed it and killed even more people than the war itself, altered the course of world history in various ways. Its effects in the sphere of religion, and on Christianity in particular, were undoubtedly profound. The anniversary of the opening of the massive conflict affords an opportunity not only... More

APM–Association of Professors of Mission: Call for Paper Proposals

December 18th, 2013 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

Call for Paper Proposals 2014 Annual Meeting University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN June 19-20, 2014 Transforming Teaching of Mission Educational Theory and Practice 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 Ben Hartley, APM President, at papers may focus on any topic of missiological relevance, preference will be given to those that focus on the conference theme “Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice.”  Presentations will be loosely grouped around... More

ASM Call for Papers

December 18th, 2013 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

CALL FOR PAPERS Contextualization in the Contemporary World 2014 Meeting of American Society of Missiology Deadline:  Feb. 15, 2014 The American Society of Missiology (ASM) will meet June 20-22, 2014 (University of Northwestern, in St. Paul, MN) under the primary theme of Contextualization in the Contemporary World, with a secondary theme of Third Wave Mission (a phrase coined by Robert Schreiter, to correspond with the third wave of globalization)--a phrase intended to highlight the themes of lay involvement, short-term missions, and sister-church partnerships. Plenary speakers will include Virgilio Elizondo (Notre Dame), Marla Frederick (Harvard University), Tite Tienou (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and Robert Priest... More

Call for Papers: Mission and Money

September 20th, 2013 in Announcements, Call for Papers.

The European Missiological Conference in the Spring of 2014 will be hosted by the Nordic Institute for Missiology and Ecumanism (NIME). The conference theme is "Mission and Money: Mission in the Context of Global Inequalities." A call for Papers has just been issued with a December 1, 2013 deadline for submission of abstracts. The accompanying letter is as follows: Dear mission studies colleagues, On behalf of the Nordic Institute for Missiology and Ecumenism (NIME), we invite you to submit a paper abstract or panel proposal for the 2014 European missiological conference. With encouragement from the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) NIME... More

Justice: Violence & Forgiveness

January 28th, 2013 in Call for Papers.

CALL FOR PAPERS The Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership (MLKIDEAL), Boston University School of Theology and The Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) is convening a conference on JUSTICE: VIOLENCE & FORGIVENESS at Boston University, 19-21 May 2013. Violence is to be taken less as accident than policy. Where deliberately deployed, those employing it presumably view it as just. If so, the questions arise: In what circumstances? On what grounds? If violence is viewed as unjust, when is it so, and why? If unjust, is violence always so, or... More

Yale-Edinburgh Group June 27-29, 2013 Meeting

January 22nd, 2013 in Call for Papers.

Martha Smalley ( sent the following: 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 27 – 29, 2013. Offers of short papers are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme:  Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian 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. More


January 22nd, 2013 in Call for Papers.

CALL FOR PAPERS Annual meeting theme: THE FUTURE OF THE DISCIPLINE OF MISSIOLOGY Missiology is an essential discipline for those involved in the work of mission, whether they are mission practitioners, executives of mission organizations, or academic missiologists. This discipline provides for all these persons critical resources for understanding the church’s participation in God’s mission in the world (the missio Dei), as well as offering important theoretical insights for guiding the practice of mission in relation to specific contexts. Missiology must incorporate, of necessity, an inter-disciplinary approach within its work. Missiologists draw from a full range of biblical, theological, and historical disciplines in... More