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.

Call for Papers: Dynamics of Indigenization

By driFebruary 23rd, 2019in Call for Papers, World Christianity

A Special Issue of the Journal of Presbyterian History The Journal of Presbyterian History (JPH) invites submissions for a special issue on “The Dynamics of Indigenization”, which will consider the history of global Christian communities that arose within the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions or through contacts with Presbyterian missions.  This special issue will approach indigenization in terms of how communities adapted to local needs and conditions, or responded on the ground to governments, dominant faith groups, and broader societies.  In its thematic focus, it draws inspiration from the scholarship of the late Lamin Sanneh, who illuminated how Christianity “translated” into diverse... More

Call for Papers: Yale-Edinburgh Group

By driJanuary 31st, 2019in Call for Papers, World Christianity

This is the official Call for Papers for the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity conference, which will be held at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut June 27 – June 29, 2019. We are accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of the conference theme: Diversity and Difference in Custom, Belief, and Practice in the History of Missions and World Christianity. Please review the following webpage for an essay on the theme Please submit your paper proposal as an email attachment to Chris Anderson ( by March 1, 2019. Your proposal should include your... More

World Christianities Essay Prize

By driJanuary 31st, 2019in Call for Papers, World Christianity

Submissions are now open for the new World Christianities Essay Prize 2019 The Journal of Ecclesiastical History is pleased to announce a new World Christianities Essay Prize of £500, funded in part by a generous donation from the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. The prize will be awarded each year to the author of an original research article on any subject relating to the history of Christianity outside Europe and North America since the year 700. Contributions are welcome from any historical subdiscipline and with any chronological or geographical focus within those parameters. Previously published work and items under consideration by... More

Call for Papers: African Language, Literature, Music and Prayer Repertoires

By driJanuary 14th, 2019in Call for Papers

Nagel Legon International Conference 2019 Call for Papers: African Language, Literature, Music and Prayer Repertoires: Exploring Indigenous Epistemologies and Spiritualities Date: July 24th–26th, 2019 Venue: University of Ghana, Legon Contact/Queries: BACKGROUND Christianity in Africa offers an abundance of linguistic resources that serve as a wellspring for African spirituality and values. However, while current scholarship that engages African Christianity often focuses on the rapid growth and diverse expressions of the faith on the continent and in the African diaspora, the role of language, music, film, and literature as significant articulations of African spirituality and values remains largely unexplored. The language that is appropriated to convey experiences of faith... More

Call for Papers: Mission Amid Global Crises

By driJanuary 14th, 2019in Call for Papers

Today perhaps more than ever before, global missionaries encounter numerous forms of crises andhuman suffering in the normal course of their work. Whether it’s poverty in Africa, a Tsunami insoutheast Asia, human trafficking in India, or refugees in Europe and America, the likelihood that missionary efforts will intersect with some form of global crisis appears to be on the rise. What does this mean for mission theology and practice in the 21st century? How will these events shape the future of the church engaged in the Missio Dei? These issues raise important missiological questions for the church, including: How do... More

Call for Papers: Religion, Race, and Africa

By driDecember 13th, 2018in Call for Papers

The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) invites presentation proposals for its 2019 conference, which will convene at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya, July 1-5.  This conference takes place against the backdrop of an era of increased political authoritarianism and a noticeable rise in racial and religious intolerance across the world. In Africa the issues of migration, review of conflict intervention mechanisms and an ideological shift on the war on terrorism have raised questions on US strategy in Africa. There has also been a noticeable increase in recent years of... More

Call for Presentations: Stewardship, Simplicity, and Mission

By driDecember 12th, 2018in Call for Papers

ASM Annual Meeting 2019 The American Society of Missiology will meet June 14-16, 2019, at St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN. The theme for this year’s annual meeting is: Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithful: Stewardship, Simplicity, and Mission. For a full statement of the conference theme visit the ASM website. Registration for the annual meeting will open in February 2019. Please consider joining us! Call for Presentations As we come to grips with the economic and cultural consequences of globalization, where the gap between the rich and the poor has only widened, it feels timely to mine the depths of the rich... More

Call for Papers: Reimagining Mission

By driDecember 10th, 2018in Call for Papers

Reimagining Mission: Teaching mission for a changing world The Association of Professor of Missions extends an open call for paper presentation proposals for its annual meeting June 13-14, 2019. Those interested in presenting a paper at APM should submit a proposed tile with a 150-200 word abstract to A. Sue Russell, APM President at sue.russell@asburyseminary.eduby March 30, 2019.  Theme: This year we will consider how we can reimagine mission to teach mission in a changing world. At the close of the 20thcentury, several books were published looking forward to what mission would look like in the 21stcentury. They discussed trends such as... More

Call for Papers: Mission to Women Amid Global Crisis

By driDecember 10th, 2018in Call for Papers, World Christianity

Call for papers Special track of the 2019 Evangelical Missological Society Meetings on Mission Amid Global Crisis Mission to Women Amid Global Crisis Global crisis created by wars, human trafficking, natural disasters, poverty, slavery, and abuse affect all people and lead to human suffering.  However they have a greater impact on the lives of those who live on the margins of society. This track is designed to explore how cultural and political constructions of gender and gender inequality affect the economic and social well-being of women and children, and make them particularly vulnerable in global crisis.  Papers and case studies to explore in this track... More

Call for Papers: Chinese Christian Art and Literature

Dates: May 3-5, 2019 (arriving on the 2nd  and departing on the 6th) Place: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University invites papers that examine the relationship between Christianity and art or literature in Chinese societies. We welcome scholarly research papers that analyze art or literary works by Christian artists or writers, art criticism or literary criticism from a Christian perspective, or biographical or empirical studies of Christian artists or writers. Both the term art and literature are broadly understood. Art includes all forms of the fine arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, and even... More