Call for Papers

We here at the Center for Global Christianity and Mission sometimes get calls for papers that might be of interest to some of our viewers. They will be posted on this page as we get them. If YOU get a Call for Papers that you do not see appear here but that you think people in this community might be interested in, please email it to for posting.

Sung-Deuk Oak to Speak about Majority World Responses to Healing & Mission

Sung-Deuk Oak Speaking on Healing & Mission  Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak ('02), Associate Professor of Korean Christianity and the holder of the Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Endowed Chair at UCLA, will speak on a panel discussing the Majority World's response to Healing and Mission at Fuller Seminary's Annual Mission Conference. Dr. Oak will be speaking on October 28th from 12:30-2pm, in Session 4. For more information and to register, visit the Fuller Mission Conference Webpage.

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

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 Prof. Robert by using this book to develop an important theme in her scholarship: boundary-crossing friendships. We felt this was a significant theme that opens new vistas in the scholarship of the history of mission and world Christianity and also testifies to the possibility of connection... More

Commemorating Professor Andrew F. Walls – October 5

The Centre for the Study of World Christianity (School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh) is hosting an online event commemorating the life and work of Professor Andrew Walls, in a seminar held next Tuesday, October 5th at 4:10pm (UK time). It will include contributions from Margaret Acton, Dr Barbara Bompani, Professor James L. Cox, and Professor Jehu J. Hanciles. If you would like the Zoom details, please register your interest on the online form by 12 noon that day.

Call for Papers – 13th GloPent Conference: Pentecostalism and Socio-Cultural Change

The thirteenth annual conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism ( will take place in Cambridge, 1–2 April 2022. The conference will be convened by David Maxwell and Jörg Haustein.  The conference's theme is "Pentecostalism and Socio-Cultural Change" and will feature keynote speakers Joel Cabrita, Girish Daswani, and Karen Lauterbach. Organizers will plan the event to be hybrid, with an eye on public health guidelines and the safety of participants. Paper proposals and abstracts are due November 30, 2021. For more detailed information, see GloPent Cambridge Info.    

2022 Yale-Edinburgh Group Meeting – Save the Dates

The 2022 Yale-Edinburgh Group annual meeting will be June 28-30. Please save the dates. We anticipate that the conference will be a hybrid event, with onsite participation at Yale Divinity School and remote video opportunities. The theme for the 2022 meeting will focus on the legacies of our founders Andrew Walls and Lamin Sanneh. Please follow the Yale-Edinburgh Group website for details and look for the call for proposals sometime in January.

Prof. Anthony E. Clark to Lecture on “The Making of Jesuit Saints in Late Imperial China”

You are invited to attend a talk by Prof. Anthony E. Clark, Combe Trust Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Date:  Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm in Edinburgh, Scotland (5:00 am in Seattle/8:00 am in New York) Zoom Link: Passcode:  Vr8f3ew2 Title: The Theater of Canonization: The Making of Jesuit Saints in Late Imperial China Abstract: The word “China” is a sixteenth-century Western neologism derived from the name of China’s first imperial dynasty – the Qin 秦, which was commonly Latinized in Jesuit epistolary exchange as “China.” Chinese refer to their own nation as 中國, transliterated as Zhongguo, or the “Middle Kingdom,” and thus the division between... More

What is Global Catholicism? Forum at SLU

  On behalf of our colleagues at St. Louis University's Center for Research on Global Catholicism, we invite you to attend an online Zoom forum on September 24, 12:00-1:15 (CDT). Professors Heidi Ardizzone, Kevin Ingram, and Grant Kaplan will share their current research and reflect with the audience on “What is global Catholicism?” Please direct any questions to Zoom:

Call for Papers – “Decolonizing Churches”

Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network's 14th Annual Conference June 22-25, 2022 Universidad Interamericana de Puetro Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico in collaboration with Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico The Union of Charismatic Orthodox Churches   For more information on the conference topic, "Decolonizing Churches," details on registration, and more, visit the Ecclesiological Investigations website. See the attached PDF announcement: 2022 EI Decolonizing Churches announcement and call for papers.