Call for Papers

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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: nagel.legon.conference@gmail.com 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

Call for Papers: Yale-Edinburgh Group

By driNovember 15th, 2018in Call for Papers

Diversity and Difference in Custom, Belief, and Practice in the History of Missions and World Christianity That World Christianity is diverse, goes without saying; and any serious study of the missionary movement from the West, inseparable from the history of World Christianity, reveals not only diversity, but evident, often deeply held and sometimes strongly asserted difference. Sometimes the causes of difference lie in the Christian histories of Europe or America; transported to Africa or Asia, the distinctions, even if losing their original significance, remained sources of organizational division within African or Asian churches. Within missions, differences of age or of social... More

Call for Papers: Mission Amid Global Crises

By driNovember 15th, 2018in Call for Papers

“Mission Amid Global Crises” 2019 Evangelical Missiological Society Theme Call for Papers Today perhaps more than ever before, global missionaries encounter numerous forms of crises and human suffering in the normal course of their work. Whether it’s poverty in Africa, a Tsunami in southeast 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 21stcentury? How will these events shape the future of the church engaged in the missio Dei? These issues... More

Call for Papers: Korean Christianity

By driNovember 5th, 2018in Call for Papers, World Christianity

Call for Papers: UCLA 2019 Im Conference of Korean Christianity The UCLA Center for Korean Studies is pleased to announce that the 2019 Im Conference of Korean Christianity will be held at 10383 Bunche Hall on April 26 – 27, 2019. The conference aims to give scholars in all Korea-related and world-Christianity fields an opportunity to present their researches on Korean Christianity, especially on the topics related to (1) Christianity in North(ern) Korea (2) Colonialism and Christianity, 1910-1945, and (3) Christianity, Nation Building, and US-Korea Relations, 1945-1965. The papers dealing with the following issues and related issues are to be considered by the selecting committee—(1)... More