Category: Migration & Urban Centers

Jonathan Calvillo Recognized for Work on Southern Californian Latinx Protestantism

Dr. Jonathan Calvillo was named one of the Public Fellows in Religion and the American West due to his expertise in New Mexican Methodism and Southern Californian Latinx Protestantism. The Fellows program is sponsored by the New-York Historical Society, and the research of the Fellows will support the creation of a traveling exhibit in 2022 […]

Spiritual Seeking among Ghanaian Immigrants to the US

Dr. Nicolette Manglos-Weber, CGCM faculty associate, was recently featured in the podcast series sponsored by the journal Sociology of Religion. In the conversation, Dr. Manglos-Weber shares about one of her latest articles, “The Contexts of Spiritual Seeking: How Ghanaians in the United States Navigate Changing Normative Conditions of Religious Belief and Practice.” The article itself […]

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: […]

Documentaries on Faith Community Responses to Pandemic in a North Carolina City

BU alumnus Dr. Kendal Mobley (’04), Associate Professor of Religion and Coordinator of the Spiritual Life Center at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), is leading the effort to create a series of documentary videos called Crisis and Compassion, showing how diverse religious communities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region of North Carolina are responding to the pandemic […]

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, […]

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 […]

Workshop: Mapping Christianity in China, 1550-1950

Dr. Daryl Ireland, Dr. Eugenio Menegon, and Alex Mayfield are hosting a workshop entitled “Mapping Christianity in China, 1550-1950: Developing Relational and Geospatial Tools for the Study of Christianity in China,” which will showcase their China Historical Christian Database. The database is a geo-spacial tool that allows scholars to see the interconnections between all kinds […]

Andrew Barnes to Speak on the Christian Black Atlantic & Ethiopianism

Dr. Andrew Barnes, Professor of History at Arizona State University, will give a virtual lecture entitled “The Christian Black Atlantic: Orishatukeh Faduma and the Ethiopianist Appropriation of Evangelization through Poor Relief.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 20, from 2pm-3:15pm. If you would like to attend, please contact to request the Zoom […]

Calls for Contributions for Upcoming Publications in World Christianity

Dyron Daughrity of Pepperdine University is announcing a new 25-book series with Bloomsbury Academic called Christians in the City: Studies in Contemporary Global Christianity. He is currently looking for authors. Please contact him and see the flier if you are interested! In addition, Routledge Publishing has an upcoming project titled The International Handbook of Sociology and […]