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Category: Latin America

Call for Papers – “Decolonizing Churches”

Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network’s 14th Annual Conference June 22-25, 2022 Universidad Interamericana de Puetro Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico in collaboration with Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico The Union of Charismatic Orthodox Churches   For more information on the conference topic, “Decolonizing Churches”, details on the conference registration, and […]

In Memory of C. René Padilla (1932-2021)

On April 27, C. René Padilla, the influential Ecuadorian theologian and publisher, passed away. Padilla is best known for his articulation of misión integral, a theology of mission which emphasizes the equal and interrelated importance of evangelism and social engagement. Padilla was an influential speaker at the First Lausanne Congress of 1974, and he served […]

“Standing with Women Leaders from Africa and Latin America” Virtual Event

On Monday, May 10, at 10am (EDT), United Methodist Women will host a virtual event, “Standing with Women Leaders from Africa and Latin America,” which is the organization’s “Voices from the Field” event of this quarter. The discussion will feature four Regional Missionaries: Catherine Akale, Elmira Sellu, Finda Quiwa, and Andrea Reily Rocha Soares.  The […]

Author Event: Dr. Jonathan Calvillo to Speak on “The Saints of Santa Ana”

On March 31 at 8pm EST, Dr. Jonathan Calvillo will speak on his recent book, The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City. Please feel free to share the attached flyers with others who might be interested! The flyers are available in both English and Spanish. The Zoom link is: […]

Upcoming Virtual Events in Mission History: Brazilian Evangelicalism, Women & Historiography

The Institute of Historical Research at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is hosting two events that will be of interest to historians of Christian mission. On February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm (London time), Dr. Pedro Feitoza of the Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning will give a presentation entitled “Immigrants, […]

Prof. Roldan-Figueroa’s New Book on “The Martyrs of Japan”

Dr. Rady Roldan-Figueroa has a new book coming out with Brill in June 2021. Entitled The Martyrs of Japan: Publication History and Catholic Missions in the Spanish World: Spain, New Spain, and the Philippines, 1597-1700, the book not only discusses the various accounts of the Christian martyrs in Japan in the late 16th century, but […]

Jonathan Calvillo Interviewed on His Work on Faith & Ethnicity in Santa Ana

In October, Dr. Jonathan Calvillo’s new book, The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City, is coming out with Oxford University Press! In this audio interview, Calvillo explains how his experience of growing up as a child of Mexican immigrants and attending pentecostal churches first directed him to this field […]

Alumna Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst to Speak at Mission Conference

During October 15-17, Missão ALEF will be holding a virtual conference entitled “Igreja e Cidade: Vocação e Missão.” One of the featured speakers is Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst (’16), CGCM alumna, presenting alongside other featured speakers–Mac Pier, Ed Stetzer, Samuel Escobar, and Viv Grigg. See the conference promotional video below, and click here to register! […]

Jonathan Calvillo’s New Book on Faith & Ethnicity in Santa Ana

Dr. Jonathan Calvillo, CGCM faculty associate, has written new book, The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City, published with Oxford University Press! Based on five years of participant observation, Calvillo compares and contrasts the experiences of Catholics and evangelicals in Santa Ana, California, revealing how faith and ethnic identity […]