Alumni Around the World
Year by year, advanced graduate students pass through the School of Theology and the Center for Global Christianity, then go out into the world to teach and do what they have been studying. As they move, the CGCM community grows in engagement through them. They are such a diverse group of people that no one description could possibly do the entire body justice. Instead, news and updates will be regularly provided. Cumulatively, their activities will create a portrait of the CGCM alumni community.
Titus Presler’s Talk on “The Poverty Captivity of Mission in the Churches”
On October 25, 2022, at 2 pm, Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler, the Executive Director of the Global Episcopal Mission Network, former president of Austin Seminary, former dean of General Seminary, and current Vicar of a church in Vermont, will be speaking to students on the theme, "The Poverty Captivity of Mission in the Churches," in the College of General Studies (CGS 123), Boston University.
He will also meet the Anglo-Episcopal Community of Learning at STH B24, Boston University. The meeting will be an informal one, hosted by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission.
Ruth Padilla DeBorst (’16) starts new job at Western Theological Seminary
Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, a Center for Global Christianity and Mission alumna ('16), will be joining the faculty of Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, as the Richard C. Oudersluys Associate Professor of World Christianity.
Casely Essamuah’s (’03) interview at the WCC
"The first question the secretary of Global Christian Forum, Rev. Dr. Casely Baiden Essamuah, asks himself when he sits down at the table together with networking peers from different denominations is: “who is missing?""
Rev. Dr. Casely Baiden Essamuah ('03) recently gave an interview to WCC Communications and elaborated that plans were underway to hold a global gathering of the Forum in 2024 in Accra, Ghana. A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the Global Christian Forum and the World Council of Churches during his visit to Geneva.
Jean Luc Enyegue (’18) has published a new book – “Competing Catholicisms”
Alumnus Jean Luc Enyegue ('18) has published a new book - Competing Catholicisms: The Jesuits, the Vatican and the Making of Postcolonial French Africa. Dr. Enyegue is the director of The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa. His recent interview on the book can be read here.
Alumnus Travis Myers (’15) joining the Faculty of LCC International University
Alumnus Travis Myers (2015) is soon joining the faculty of LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania as Assistant Professor of Humanities in the core curriculum. He and his wife, Susan, are eager to share in the mission there of education for transformation through high-quality instruction and caring relationships with approximately 700 students from more than 50 countries. The non-denominational and ecumenical university’s connections with the Mennonite tradition are seen in a curricular emphasis on international relations and peacemaking. The campus has recently hosted Ukrainian refugee families.
Alumni Participate in China Christianity Studies Group Annual Meeting 2022
A range of participants, including alumni Anneke Stasson ('13) and Alex Mayfield ('21) attended the China Christianity Studies Group's 2022 annual meeting.
The meeting is now available to view here: youtu.be/5vhZNpKATxo.
Alumnus Titus Presler Appointed Executive Director of GEMN
The Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler ('95) has been selected as Executive Director of the Global Episcopal Mission Network.
Click here to read the full story.
Alumnus Daewon Moon (’18) Speaks at the Korean Lausanne Conference for Pastors and Mission Leaders
Dr. Daewon Moon, CGCM alumnus (’18), recently spoke on “The Lausanne Movement and World Christianity” at the Korean Lausanne Conference for pastors and mission leaders in the Daegu area. The conference was organized in order to promote and publicize the Fourth Lausanne Congress which will take place in South Korea in September 2024.
More than two hundred pastors and mission leaders gathered to learn the history and contribution of the Lausanne Movement in uniting evangelical Christians for holistic missions over the past five decades. Other speakers included Prof. Hyung-Keun Choi (Seoul Theological University) and Rev. Chulho Han (Vice-Chair of the Korean Lausanne Committee).
Dr. Moon has been involved in the Lausanne Movement since 2010 when he attended the Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an active member of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Group (YLG) and wrote an article on African Pentecostalism in the Lausanne Global Analysis.
Alumnus Rev. Canon Ted Karpf Presenting at “AIDS, Activism, and American Christianity: A Conversation”
BU School of Theology alumnus the Reverend Canon Ted Karpf ('74) will be presenting alongside other HIV/AIDS activists in "AIDS, Activism, and American Christianity: A Conversation."
This virtual event is presented by the LGBTQ Religious Archives Network and will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 8:00 pm EST.
Register here to get the link and visit this site for more information.
Article from Alumnus Michel Chambon (’19) on Chinese Christianities
CGCM alumnus Michel Chambon ('19) recently published, "How Do Chinese Christians Draw Boundaries among Themselves? Reassessing the Question of Chinese Christianities" in the online journal Religions.
To read the article, visit the web link here.