The research agenda of the Center for Global Christianity is driven by the interests of the people who are part of its community. Reports about their ongoing work will be posted from time to time.

The Dictionary of Christian Biography in Asia Online Launch

On March 1, 2022, the DCBAsia team started a free online website -Dictionary of Christian Biography in Asia ( They began by posting 56 stories of Malaysian and Singaporean heroes and heroines. They have another 120 stories which will be uploaded in weekly installments. The initial response has been overwhelming. Their soft launch is on April 17th, 2022, (Sunday) at 8.00 pm Malaysia time (UTC +8.00) through Zoom (see flyer). The DCBAsia team invites scholars to participate in the launch and also to collaborate in this project. They seek regional representatives in different parts of Asia to join their budding team to... More

“Pentecostalism and Socio-Cultural Change” Conference April 1-2, 2022

The thirteenth conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism ( will be held in Cambridge, England on April 1-2, 2022. The theme of the conference is "Pentecostalism and Socio-Cultural Change." The conference program is finalized and the keynote speakers will be Girish Daswani, Karen Lauterbach, and David Maxwell. There will be 45 papers presented in parallel panels. Details can be found in the GloPent 13 Program and on the conference website. The conference is held in a hybrid format with options for attending in Cambridge or online. Registration closes on March 20. 

Alumnus Jean Luc Enyegue (’18) to Speak at the Jesuit Studies Café

February 17 | 9:20am–10am | U.S. Eastern Jean Luc Enyegue, S.J. The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa During the Spring Season, the Jesuit Studies Café will host conversations with the directors and archivists of Jesuit Archives and Research Centers around the world. Our first café presenter will be Jean Luc Enyegue, S.J., the director of The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa. The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) is an institute geared to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge. It was started in 2010 as an idea of the Superior General of the Jesuits, Most Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., to encourage the study of... More

Revisiting East Asia through Mission Collections

Conference Panel on Missionary Archives: register for the Zoom meeting at this link. The event will be recorded and will be posted online later as well. See attached abstracts.   New England Regional Association for Asian Studies Meeting  Monday December 6, 2021, 10:30-11:45AM US EST (16:30-17:45 Central European Time; 23:30-24:45 China time; 24:30-1:45AM, Japan/Korea)  at Harvard University (on Zoom).  Panel B1: “Revisiting East Asia through Mission Collections in New England” (on resources at the BC Ricci Institute; Columbia University; Yale University; Harvard University; BU CHCD). “Digital Frontiers: The China Historical Christian Database” Alex Mayfield (Boston University) “The Archival Collections on East Asia at the Yale Divinity Library” Christopher Anderson... More

IMC Centenary Conference: Dana Robert’s Lecture and North American Panel

The IMC Centenary Conference concluded on Thursday, November 18th, after three days of virtual gatherings. The program included eight regional presentations on the history of missional collaboration and three public lectures. Dana Robert delivered one of the three public lectures to the global, virtual conference attendees. Her lecture, "What happened in Lake Mohonk and its outcome," detailed the individuals, events, and movements that led to the founding of the IMC at Lake Mohonk, NY, in 1921. Dr. Robert highlighted innovative and forerunning mission themes and commitments evidenced in the work, relationships, and words of the early IMC.  We will post the... More