Recently, the Archbishop of New Delhi wrote calling for a year of prayer before the 2019 general elections in India. Jesudas Athyal comments on the fear and threat experienced by the minorities in India especially as a Hindu nationalist government is in power in an article in the National Catholic Reporter.
In a recent post for the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, Visiting Researcher Jesudas Athyal wrote about an Indian debate about the meaning of koinonia that has new implications for Christians around the world.
“Las Casas in Hemispheric American Perspective: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response […]
Friendship was the theme of this year’s meeting of the American Society of Missiology. Boston University was well-represented at the conference. Twelve alumni gave papers, Amos Yong was a keynote speaker, and Anicka Fast won the award for the best paper by a graduate student.
An M.B. Studies Project Grant of $2,500 was awarded to Anicka Fast for her Ph.D. dissertation project: “Living in the same house: Contested ecclesial identity in the Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren missionary encounter in Congo, 1912–1989.” Like other sectors currently receiving attention (e.g., Mennonites and the Holocaust, Mennonites and Canadian “Indian Day Schools,” etc.), Anicka’s […]
The 2018 UNCF/Mellon Programs International Faculty Seminar in Portugal and Spain, July 2-12, 2018 will be facilitated by Linda Heywood, Professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University.
“Soft separation” is a term that Professor Jeremy Menchik uses to describe the ways some governments handle the dividing line between church and state. He insists that such democracies are not inadequate or underdeveloped, just less understood.
Professor Eugenio Menegon (Chinese History) is spending a month in China (May 22-June 23) as an invited Visiting Scholar at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Institute of European Studies), Sichuan Normal University (Department of History), and Shanghai University (Department of History). While in China, he is lecturing undergraduate and graduate students and giving public presentations about […]
In light of the global reality of Christianity, how might historians “provincialize Europe”? Humboldt University in Berlin sponsored an international workshop to consider the historiography of Christianity, especially in the West, and how it has not yet kept up with the development of world Christianity. How can historians do justice to the global nature of Christianity? Convened […]
What difference does another conference on Christian unity have on the way congregations actually relate to one another? Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, urged those gathered at the third Global Christian Forum in Bogata, Columbia to work out the consequences of what they had discovered together. Among others who shaped the experience, […]