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.

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

“Reconciliation: Figuring out World Christianity amidst Conflicts,” CCCW Lecture Wednesday 24 November 2021, 4 pm GMT, Online

The fifth and final lecture in the CCCW Silver Jubilee Lecture series on Transfiguring World Christianity will be delivered on the topic “Reconciliation: Figuring out World Christianity amidst Conflicts,” by Dr Irini Thabet, Assistant Professor, Ain Shams University, Cairo, & Member ofthe Egyptian Senate, tomorrow,  Wednesday 24th November, 4pm, GMT, Online. The Session will be chaired by Canon Sarah Snyder, Director, Rose Castle Foundation. More information about the Lecture and the speaker is included in the flyer attached. If you would like to join, please email More information about the CCCW Silver Jubilee Lectures 2021is found here: Events - Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide.

Dana Robert to Give Public Lecture for International Missionary Council Centenary Conference, November 17th

Dana Robert will deliver an online lecture on November 17, 2021, at 9:30, am (EST) for the IMC Centenary Conference hosted by the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Her talk, "What happened in Lake Mohonk and its outcome," is one of three webinars open to public attendance over the three-day conference. The conference will include presentations on missional collaboration studies from eight world regions. The founding of the International Missionary Council at Lake Mohonk one hundred years ago was a significant event in global mission collaboration. Dr. Robert's lecture and the broader conference will offer historical reflection and contemporary... More

Rady Roldan-Figueroa Interviewed on His New Book, The Martyrs of Japan

Dr. Rady Roldan-Figueroa recently gave a video interview on the topic of his new book, The Martyrs of Japan.  In the interview, Dr. Roldan-Figueroa, Faculty Associate of the CGCM, shared some significant findings of his interdisciplinary research focusing on the missionary work of three religious orders in Japan. The book contributes to undercurrents in seventeenth-century history characterized by the period's global Jesuit, Franciscan, and Descalsed mission work. Dr. Roldan-Figueroa analyzed 380 books printed during the period and thereby explores the histories of publishers and publishing houses in Italy and Spain. He also explores the global connections and spiritual influence of this corpus... More

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 kind in a research university in North America. Since its inception, the Center has expanded rapidly. It launched Boston University’s first digital humanities project, and has remained at the forefront of digital scholarship. Today, the Center and its various online research platforms receive more than one million... More