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WCC Publishes Missional Collaborations 2021: A Report from North America 

The Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the Boston University School of Theology guided a year-long study on missional collaboration in North America to mark the Centenary of the International Missionary Council. The North American study was one of sixteen regional studies, most of which have been compiled together in one published volume for the 2022 General […]

Fr Luke Veronis to Give IOTA Missiology Group Lecture on Thursday, October 28th

The IOTA Missiology Group extends a warm invitation to join their series of online IOTA Missiology Webinars this autumn 2021. The first speaker will be Fr Luke Veronis, Director of the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  Fr Luke has written extensively on missiological topics and has served as […]

Announcing the Endowment of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission

The 20th Anniversary of the CGCM On October 1st, Boston University announced the endowment of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. The milestone was revealed on the 20th anniversary of the Center’s founding. Opened in 2001 under the leadership of Dana L. Robert and Inus Daneel, the CGCM was the first Center of its […]

Announcing the Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Dana L. Robert

The CGCM is pleased to announce the publication of a festschrift in honor of Dana L. Robert: Unlikely Friends: How God Uses Boundary-Crossing Friendships to Transform the World. The volume is co-edited by David W. Scott (’13), Daryl R. Ireland (’15), Grace Y. May (’00), and Casely B. Essamuah (’03). The editors chose to honor […]

John Parker Awarded Franciscan History Fellowship

John Parker was recently awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Academy of American Franciscan History. Mr. Parker’s dissertation is tentatively entitled, “Libertas est Bonum Ordinis Superioris Omnium Bonorum: Perfect Obedientia in Epifanio Moirans O.F.M. cap’s Iusta Defensio.” He also has a chapter in the forthcoming, The Dominicans as Participants, Witnesses, and Critics of the Colonization of […]

Missiological Conversations

In October, Anicka Fast published, “Sacred children, white privilege, and mission: the role of historical reflection in moving toward healthier relationships within the global church,” in Missiology: An International Review 47, no. 4 (October 2019): 435-448. The piece was a response to a rebuttal to her 2018 article “Sacred children and colonial subsidies” which also appeared in Missiology. […]

A Disruptive Ecclesial Economy

Anicka Fast has recently published, “Let us “also work with our hands, so that the Lord’s work may be furthered”: A disruptive ecclesial economy at Kafumba, 1922-1943,” in the Mennonite Quarterly Review 93, no. 4 (October 2019): 437-472. She describes how Aaron and Ernestina Janzen, American Mennonite Brethren missionaries, resigned from the Congo Inland Mission […]

Preserving History

“The global church works best when all her parts are engaged in sharing their stories,” said Patrick Obonde, director of missions at the Anabaptist Leadership Education Centre in Kenya. On 17–19 June 2019, historians, pastors and archivists did just that at “Power and Preservation: Enabling Access to the Sources Behind Our Stories,” at Goshen College, […]