10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration Desk Open
Guided Tours of Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University
Mackay Student Center—Main Lounge
10:40 a.m.First Guided TourDeparts from Mackay Student Center—Lobby
11:00 a.m.Second Guided TourDeparts from Mackay Student Center—Lobby
12:30–1:00 p.m.Opening/Welcome/Orientation
Stuart Hall Room 6
1:00–2:15 p.m.Gerald H. Anderson Lecture 1
Chair: Barreto, Raimundo (Brazil/USA)

Vilaça, Aparecida (Brazil) || The Genesis Effect: Conversion and the Invention of Nature in Indigenous Amazonia
Stuart Hall Room 6
2:15–2:45 p.m. BreakCoffee/Tea Available in the Erdman Center and Library
2:45–4:00 p.m.PAPER SESSION 1
World Christianity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic (I)
Chair: Williams, Corey (Netherlands/USA)

Macdonald, Fraser (New Zealand) || Devil in the Detail? The Religious Dimensions of Vaccine Resistance in Papua New Guinea

Lee, Sun Yong (Korea/USA) || Politics of “Heresy” Under the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Korea

Kgatle, Mookgo Solomon (South Africa) || A Retail Therapy Approach in the Sales of Anointed Products During Covid-19: Apostle Mohlala Ministries as a Case Study
Theron Room (Library)
World Christianity and the History of Global Pandemics
Chair: Koschorke, Klaus (Germany)

Mohr, Adam (USA) || The West African Revival Begins: The 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic and the Rise of Faith Tabernacle Congregation on the Guinea Coast

Mathew, Dax (India/USA) || Death and Destitution in Deccan Region of Bombay Presidency: In Midst of Famine, Plague and Pandemic – American Marathi Mission Response to the Unfolding Catastrophe 1898 – 1918

Cornelio-Arias, Misael (Dominican Republic/USA) || Mission, Purpose, Hope, and Community Participation in the Proclamation of a Liberating Gospel in the Power of the Spirit in Times of Pandemics: A Latinex Perspective
Alumni Room (Library)
The 21st-Century Environmental Crisis: Existential Threat or Opportunity for World Christianity?
Chair: Law, Easten (USA)

Rethinasamy, Johnson (India/USA) || The Message of Jesus Christ to a Population Traumatized by the Fears of a Collapsing Civilization

Bitten, Hank (USA) || The Impact of Global Warming on the Human Experience

Chapman, Sean (USA) || The Changing Dynamics of Congregational Ministry in Times of Crises

Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti (Finland) || Christian Theology as Comparative Theology: A Methodological Proposal for World Christianities Studies
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Ecology and Sustainability
Chair: Shirin, Andrey (USA/Russia)

Delgado, Yenny (Peru/USA) || Christianity in Abya Yala: Motherland, Creation, and Sustainability

Ma, Nok Yin (Hong Kong) || Eco-Spirituality and Sustainability: Applying the Universal Spirituality Framework in Understanding the Sustainable Practices of an Eco-Community

Tettey, Michael Perry N.O. (Ghana) || The Misery of Breaking the Mystery: The Cry of the Environment and the Gods
Clarke Room (Erdman)
4:00–4:30 p.m.Break
4:30–6:00 p.m.PAPER SESSION 2
Exhuming Cold War Christianity in Asia’s Hot Zones: Reconsidering the Politics, Power Dynamics, and Histories of Christians at War
Chair: Lee, Joseph Tse-Hei (USA)

Seat, Thomas (USA) || Christianity and U.S. Counterinsurgency in Southeast Asia

Young, Richard (USA) || Cold Truth About Presbyterians and the Cold War in North Korea, October-December 1950

Haga, Kai Yin Allison (USA) || Crossing the 38th Parallel: The Path of American Missionaries from the Incheon Landing to Their Evacuation out of North Korea
Theron Room (Library)
Christianity in the Face of Conflict, Violence, and Persecution (I)
Chair: Farag, Mary (USA)

Philip, Jose (India/USA) || When Blood is Shed: Identity, Violence, and the Privilege of Being Christian in India Today

Gwatana, Israel (Nigeria/USA) || The God that Saves: Revisiting Christian Responses to Ethnoreligious Conflicts
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Women, Gender, and Resistance
Chair: Thurston, Naomi (USA)

Charwi, Mary Zacharia (Tanzania) || Theological Linguistics Manifestation of Kuria Culture: A Study of Nyumbantobhu

Kwaramba, Joachim (Zimbabwe) || ”Ndadhinhiwa!” (I am fed up!): Gleaning for Power, Recognition and Liberty in an Economic War and Religious Instability in Zimbabwe

Kobo, Fundiswa (South Africa) || A Cry for Life: Womanism and Fragmented Creation

Haro Ruiz, Silvana Jacqueline (Ecuador) || Mapp Emancipación y Cuidado Intereligioso Desde Las Mujeres Urbanas en Espacios de Resistencia
Clarke Room (Erdman)
6:00– 7:30 p.m.Dinner Break (On Your Own)
7:30–8:45 p.m.PLENARY I
The Future of World Christianity Scholarship: Perspectives from Graduate Researchers

Chair: Kim, Afia Sun (Korea/USA)

Liu, Meng (China)

Chrisna, David (Indonesia)

Mathew, Dax (India/USA)

Di Trolio Coakley, Stephen (Costa Rica / USA)

van den Toren-Liefting, Marten (Netherlands)

Smith, David (USA)

Bland, Weston (USA)

Crago, Morgan (USA)

Yi, Aixin (China)
Theron Room (Library)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.PAPER SESSION 3
World Christianity and the Climate Crisis
Chair: Wingeier-Rayo, Philip (USA)

Eriksen, Stian Sørlie (Norway) || Not of This World? Global Neo-Pentecostal Responses to Climate Change and Ecological Crises

Camara, Theodore (USA) || Pakistan’s Modern Flood Narrative: The Need for Climate Justice by Christians Worldwide

Zurlo, Gina (USA) || World Christianity and the Climate Crisis: Mitigation, Adaption, and Resilience
Theron Room (Library)
Missionaries, Alaska Natives, and Indian Boarding Schools
Chair: Taylor, Mark (USA)

Jacuk, Benjamin (USA)

Edenshaw, Emily (USA)

Shetler, Brian (USA) || The Sheldon Jackson Collection at Princeton Theological Seminary

Miyagi, Ken (Japan/USA) || Orientalization for Alienation: Sheldon Jackson’s Racialization in His Mission in Alaska
Alumni Room (Library)
Migrants, Refugees, and Diaspora During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Chair: Thinane, Jonas (South Africa)

Varghese, Binu (USA) || Precarity of Life During the Pandemic: Caricaturing a New Diasporic Imaginary

del Castillo, Fides (Philippines) || Laylayan Theology and the Lived Religion of Migrant Workers in Asia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wijoyo, Hendrawan (Indonesia) || What Refugees Owe to Their Country: Virtue of Exit as Key Toward a More Empowering and Hospitable World
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Nigerian Churches’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Chair: Adelakun, Abimbola (Nigeria/USA)

Omopo, Bimbo (Nigeria) || The COVID-19 Pandemic: How Church Leaders Maintained Close-Knit Church Communities in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Igboin, Benson Ohihon (Nigeria) || ‘A Critical Moment Calls for Decisive Judgment’: Poetics of Violent Prayers in Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria

Rapheal, Ojo Joseph (Nigeria) || The ‘Street Ministry’: Assessing the Changing Role of African Pentecostal Churches in the Fight Against Covid-19 in Nigeria
Clarke Room (Erdman)
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Break Coffee/Tea Available in the Erdman Center and Library
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Gerald H. Anderson Lecture 2
Chair: Young, Richard (USA)

Longkumer, Arkotong (India/UK) || A View from the Hills: Christianity, Hindutva, and the Greater India Experiment
Stuart Hall Room 6
12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.Group PictureChapel Steps
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.Lunch BreakMackay Student Center Main Lounge
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.PAPER SESSION 4
M. Richard Shaull’s Legacy for World Christianity
Chair: Barreto, Raimundo (Brazil/USA)

Irvin, Dale (USA)

De Matos, Marcus (Brazil/UK) || Christ and the Brazilian Revolutionary Process: Religion, Politics and Human Rights

Rosa, Wanderley (Brazil) || Richard Shaull: Theology, Mission, and Revolution in Brazil
Theron Room (Library)
Author Meets Critics: Powerful Devices: Prayer and the Political Praxis of Spiritual Warfare (Rutgers University Press, 2022)
Chair: Adedibu, Babatunde (Nigeria)

Adelakun, Abimbola (Nigeria/USA)

Norton, Allison (USA)

Parsitau, Damaris (Kenya)

Apaah, Felicity (Ghana)

Ogera, Okelloh (Kenya)

Dodeye Williams (Nigeria)
Alumni Room (Library)
World Christianity and Indigenous Experience. A Global History, 1500-2000
Chair: Chow, Christie Chui-Shan (USA)

Lindenfeld, David (USA)

Barnes, Andrew (USA)

Carpenter, Joel (USA)

Sharkey, Heather (USA)
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Christian Witness During the Pandemics
Chair: Kennedy, Amelia (USA)

Yang, Xiaoli (Australia) || Lived Poetics from ‘Down Under’ – A Contemplative Stance of Christian Witness During the Pandemic(s)

Boamah, Kwaku (Ghana) || Pastoral Care and Pandemic: An Evaluation of Pastoral Letters and Their Applications During the Galen Plague and Covid-19 Pandemic
Clarke Room (Erdman)
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Break Coffee/Tea Available in the Erdman Center and Library
3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.PAPER SESSION 5
World Christianity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic II
Chair: Tettey, Michael Perry (Ghana)

Benyah, Francis (Ghana) || My Spirit Left My Body: Covid-19 Narratives, Trauma and Healing in Ghana

Kihuha, Wanjiku (Kenya) || Unpacking Individualistic Spirituality in the Context of African Communal Living: The Case of Single Persons in Kiambu County, Kenya
Theron Room (Library)
Interreligious Conflict, Engagement, and Dialogue
Chair: Al Raheb, Tala (Palestine)

Williams, Dodeye (Nigeria) || The Nigerian Interreligious Council (NIREC), Interfaith Dialogue and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria

Oshiomogwe, Ignatius (Nigeria) || The Role of Islam and Christianity in Upholding the Norms of International Humanitarian Law in the Religious Conflict in Northeast Nigeria

Daughrity, Dyron (USA) || I Refuse to Speak During this Session: Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly
Alumni Room (Library)
Mapping Ecological and Environmental Theologies
Chair: Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti (Finland)

Aruan, Abel (Indonesia) || Mapping Contemporary Indonesian Ecotheologies

Muriithi Ndereba, Kevin (Kenya) || Young and Environmentally Conscious: Mapping Environmental Theology among Kenyan Presbyterians

Apaah, Felicity (Ghana) || Christ and Nature: Representing Indigenous Ghanaian Eco-Theological Narratives in Global Environmental Discourse

de Araújo Santos, Lyndon (Brazil) and Santos, Márcia Regina (Brazil) || Map the Planet’s Eager Expectation: The Theo-Ecological and Evangelical Political Discourse on the Environmental Crisis in Post-Pandemic Brazil
Cooper Room (Erdman)
War, Wound, and Healing: Interreligious Responses to the Coup and Crisis in Myanmar
Chair: Hastings, Thomas (USA)

Moe, David (Myanmar/USA) || Reading the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the Context of Myanmar Coup: The Ethics of Reconciliation, Healing, and Hospitality

Cherry, Ngwa (Myanmar/USA) || Christian Responses to the Wound and Trauma in Myanmar

Za Mang, Pum (Myanmar) || The Church in Contemporary Burma
Clarke Room (Erdman)
4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Break
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.PAPER SESSION 6
Scrutinizing Evangelicalism and Nationalism: Case Studies from Brazil
Chair: Barreto, Raimundo (Brazil/USA)

de Almeida, Ronaldo (Brazil) || Denialism of Christian Far-Right in Brazil

Witeze Junior, Geraldo (Brazil) || Conservative and Neoliberal Theology During Bolsonaro Administration: The Political Kit of Edições Vida Nova (New Life Editions)

Lopes, Jr., Orivaldo (Brazil) || The Evangelical Churches in Brazil and the Environment: The Religious Influence on a Global Crisis
Theron Room (Library)
Ecological Crisis from a World Christianity Perspective
Chair: Van den Toren-Liefting, Marten (Netherlands)

Lee, JooEun (Korea) || Ecologically Displaced People: Past, Present, and Future Role of the Church in an Eco-Diakonic Approach

Williams, Corey (Netherlands/USA) || African Pentecostalism and Ecology: Reinventing Myths and Recapturing the Sacred in Nigeria

Bangura, Joseph Bosco (Sierra Leone/Belgium) || The Fallen, Floods and Fires of Freetown: Interfaith Engagement with Environmental Disasters in Sierra Leone
Alumni Room (Library)
The Sins of Extractivism and the Rights of Nature, a Cry from Latin America and the Caribbean
Chair: Eriksen, Stian Sørlie (Norway)

Alfaro, Eloy (Ecuador) || The Rights of Nature a Cry of Hope to Defend Mother Earth

Garcia, Ana Paula (Mexican) || Extractivism Threatens the Future of Women, Girls, Boys and Teenagers

Magaña, José Luis (Salvador) || A World Beyond Extractivism is Possible: The Resistance of the Peoples of Abya Yala in the Stage of Transnationalization of Dispossession, a Prophetic Voice in the Construction of a World that Puts a Dignified Life at the Center

Cooper Room (Erdman)
Sino-Christian Studies
Chair: Law, Easten (USA)

Thurston, Naomi (USA) || Political Theology of the Cross in China: Jürgen Moltmann Dialogues with Beijing’s Elites

Liu, Meng (China) || Revelation Through Suffering: Chinese Christians During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Li, Quan (China) || Permanent War, Transcendent Christ, and the Predicament of Chinese Public Theology: A Case Study of Liu Xiaofeng
Clarke Room (Erdman)
6:00 p.m.Dinner Break (On Your Own)
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.PLENARY II
Joel Carpenter and the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity

Co-Chairs: Adogame, Afe (Nigeria/USA) & Arrington, Aminta (USA)

Muller, Retief (South Africa/Norway)

Tienou, Tite (USA)

Amenga-Etego, Rose Mary (Ghana)

Bowers-Du Toit, Nadine (South Africa)

Asamoah-Gyadu, Kwabena (Ghana)

Maclean-Farrell, Janice (USA)

Parsitau, Damaris (Kenya)

Williams, Corey (Netherlands/USA)

Respondent: Joel Carpenter (USA)
Stuart Hall Room 6
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.BreakCoffee/Tea Available in Stuart Hall
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Gerald H. Anderson Lecture 3
Chair: Adogame, Afe (Nigeria/USA)

Chitando, Ezra (Zimbabwe) || She Leads: African Women, War, Pandemics, and the Shaping of Scholarship on Christianity
Stuart Hall Room 6
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.LunchMackay Student Center – Main Lounge
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.PAPER SESSION 7
Politics, War, and Christianity in East Asia
Chair: Young, Richard Fox (USA)

Crilley, Rachel (USA) || Godly Pursuits; American Women’s Influence on War Politics in the Korean Peninsula During the Late 19th and 20th Century

Mullins, Mark (USA) || Japanese Christians and Shinto Nationalism: Coming to Terms with a Wartime Past

Song, Sangil (Korea) || Relief Activities by the Christian Korea Association of Voluntary Agencies (KAVA) During the Korean War
Theron Room (Library)
Christianity in the Face of Conflict, Violence, and Persecution (II)
Chair: Bland, Weston (USA)

Rhakho, Husezo (India) || Repeal AFSPA: Guns and the Bible in India

Matshobane, Mangaliso (South Africa) || The Role of the African Pentecostal-Charismatic Church in Sustainable Development Focusing on Safety and Security

Wingeier-Rayo, Philip (USA) || Peace among Religions: Catholic-Protestant Conflict in Mexico
Alumni Room (Library)
Co-Existence on Shared Sacred Spaces in Nigeria: An Integrated Approach
Chair: Igboin, Benson (Nigeria)

Owoeye, Omotayo (Nigeria) || Unpacking Shared Sacred Spaces: A Space for Indigenous Knowledge Production in Nigeria

Ogunoye, Oladimeji (Nigeria) || The Unifying Ocean: Templates of Religious Co-Existence on Nigeria’s Sea Shores

Titus, Olusegun Stephen (Nigeria) || Sounding the Sea: Musical and Extra-Musical Sounds and Their Semiotics among the Alpha Beach Prayer Groups, Nigeria

Osayomi, Tolulope (Nigeria) || Understanding the Spatiality of Religious Tolerance in Shared Sacred Spaces

Ogunbiyi, Olatunde (Nigeria) || Sacred Natural Sites and Contemporary Value Changes in the Spirituality of Nigerian Indigenous Church Movement
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Global Church and the Post-Pandemic World
Chair: Zurlo, Gina (USA)

Kim, Afia Sun (Korea/USA) || Grand Opening: Thriving African Diaspora Communities in the Post-Pandemic Era in the United States

Antwi Boasiako, Dorothy (Ghana) || Migrant Churches and Urban-Shaped Development in Post-Pandemic: The Case of The Church of Pentecost, Denmark

Batan, Clarence and Dela Cruz, Jayson (Philippines) || Catechetical Engagements in the Philippine Catholic Church: Commitment, Crises, and Challenges

Clarke Room (Erdman)
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.BreakCoffee/Tea Available in the Erdman Center and Library
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.PAPER SESSION 8
Mission, Colonialism, and Inculturation
Chair: Mang, Pum Za (Myanmar)

Chrisna, David (Indonesia) || Ajana Cacad: Colonialism, Epidemics, and Mission Rivalries in the History of Christianity in the Late 19th-Century Java

Al Raheb, Tala (USA) || Peace Will Come Upon this Holy Land: Palestinian Christian Activism Against Colonialism

Chu, Xiaobai (China) || Inculturating Christianity: The Catholic Paintings of Fu Jen University (1929-1949)
Theron Room (Library)
Wars and Their Impact on Christianity
Chair: Yang, Xiaoli (Australia)

Akano, Kimberly (Nigeria/USA) || Go Ye Therefore…and Make Democracies of All Nations: African Students, U.S. Christianity, and the Cold War

Lee, Joseph Tse-Hei (USA) || Lutheran Humanitarianism in Cold War Hong Kong

Koschorke, Klaus (Germany) || World War I and the End of the Christianity-Civilization Model

Bland, Weston (USA) || Coptic Orthodox Perspectives on a Decade of War: from the Italian Invasion of Ethiopia to the Aftermath of World War II
Alumni Room (Library)
Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Mohr, Adam (USA)

Thinane, Jonas (South Africa) || Xenophobia in South Africa: Alignment of Policy-Making with the Aim of the Missio Dei

Bvuma, Mercy (South Africa) || Patriotism or Vigilantism? The Horrific Wave of Xenophobic Pandemics in South Africa: Towards an African Philosophy of Ubuntu

Smith-Mather, Shelvis (USA) || I Don’t Want to Die in War -Lessons from South Sudan’s Liminal Spaces
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Theological Response in the Face of Crisis
Chair: del Castillo, Fides (Philippines)

Law, Easten (USA) || Theological Construction in the Impossible City: Emerging Hong Kong Theologians Working amid Crisis

Sigamoney, Shakespeare (India) || A Dialogic Theology of World Christianity: A Missiological Reflection on the Global Refugee Phenomenon with Case Studies from Sri Lanka and Myanmar

Rosario Rodríguez, Rubén (Puerto Rico) || Human Uniqueness, Divine Interrelationality, and the Hope of Ecofeminist Theology
Clarke Room (Erdman)
4:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.Break
4:45 p.m.–6:15 p.m.PAPER SESSION 9
Land, Responsibility, and Decoloniality in Latin America
Chair: Barreto, Raimundo (Brazil/USA)

Ramsey, Ryan (USA) || A Personal Climate Change: Teresa Urrea’s Healing Efficacy Once Removed from Her Land

Crago, Morgan (USA) || Shifting Conceptions of Social Engagement and the Meaning of Land among Brazilian Ecumenical Protestants, 1920s-1960s

Di Trolio Coakley, Stephen (Costa Rica / USA) || El Bien Vivir como Estrategia Decolonial: Anibal Quijano as Resource for World Christianity
Theron Room (Library)
World Christianity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic (III)
Chair: Bangura, Joseph Bosco (Sierra Leone/Belgium)

DaSilva, Anaxsuell F (Brazil) || Denialism, Hate and Political Activism: The Face of Brazilian Christianity in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ogera, Okelloh (Kenya)
and Johnson, Andrew (USA) || Church Response to Covid in Kenya and Brazil

van den Toren-Liefting, Marten (Netherlands) || Pray for the City, Because If It Prospers, You Too Will Prosper: The Public Presence of Latin American Pentecostal Communities in a Pandemic Stricken Madrid
Alumni Room (Library)
Interrogating Missions and Cultural Encounters
Chair: Rhakho, Husezo (India)

Capiberibe, Artionka (Brazil/Canada) || Reaching Souls, Liberating Lands: Cross-Cultural Evangelical Missions and Bolsonaro’s Government

Murthy, Jayabalan (India/Germany) || Re-Reading First-World War History from German Christian Missionaries’ and Indian Revolutionaries’ Perspectives
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Indigenous Expressions of the Christian Faith
Chair: Choi, Byung Ho (Korea/USA)

Grant, Paul (USA) || The Lord of Hosts Against Asante: Invoking Divine Power in Late Precolonial Ghana

Thomas, Akhil (India) || Hindu Forests and Christian Groves: Early Modern Indian Christianity and Climate Change

Evans, Joseph (USA) and Nguyen, Ngoc (Vietnam) || The Virgin Mary as a Source of Strength, Comfort, and Hope for Asian Women: Our Lady of La Vang (Vietnam) and Our Lady of Health (Vailankanni, India)
Clarke Room (Erdman)
6:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.Break
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Conference Banquet Mackay Student Center—Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.PAPER SESSION 10
Global South Megachurches and the World: An Analysis of the Findings from the Templeton Global South Megachurch Project
Chair: Christian, Patricia (USA)

Wadkins, Timothy (USA) || Otherworldly Pentecostalism and Misiόn Integral Face-off at Elim Mission International Church in El Salvador

Ponniah, James (India) || Pentecostals and the Public Issues in India

Adogame, Afe (Nigeria/USA) || Spiritual Economies, Civic Engagement, and the Modernity of African Megachurches

Johnson, Andrew (USA) || The Future of the Megachurch in Post-Covid Brazil
Theron Room (Library)
Politics, Church, and World Christianity
Chair: Lindenfeld, David (USA)

Saavedra, Joy Clarisse (USA) || Political Crisis and Philippine Identity: Implications for World Christianity

Falcão Junior, Jorge William (Brazil) || The Theory of Natural Selection in Evangelical Newspapers: from Princeton to Missionary fields in Brazil and Chile (1859-1892)
Alumni Room (Library)
Church and War in Contemporary Europe
Chair: Smith, David (USA)

Smytsnyuk, Pavlo (Ukraine) || The Holy See and Ecumenical Patriarchate Confronting the War in Ukraine: Geopolitics, Social Ethics and Religious Peacebuilding

Markevich, Alexey (Russia) || Challenge to the Russian Evangelical Church in the Midst of War

Shirin, Andrey (Russia/USA) || The Impact of Putin’s Rule on the Russian Orthodox Church
Cooper Room (Erdman)
Predicaments and Prospects of African Ecclesial Communalism amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
Chair: Mugambi, Kyama (Kenya/USA)

Kayeli, Edith (Kenya) || Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Communality and Accompaniment in Selected Christian Churches in Kenya

Mugambi, Kyama (Kenya/USA) || Ethnography and World Christianity: A Case Study Exploring New Tools for a Dynamic Field of Study

Ogera, Okelloh (Kenya) || Intersections of Communality and Pastoral Ministry in Urban African Ecclesiologies amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights, Innovations, and Implications

Mwangi, Paul Nganga (Kenya) || Growing in Faith in Times of a Pandemic: A Case Study of Christ is the Answer Ministries

Kihuha, Wanjiku (Kenya) || Daughter of Zion as an Expression of Ephesian Moment and the Global Connection of World Christianity: The Case of Daughter of Zion Greater Works Convention
Clarke Room (Erdman)
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.BreakCoffee/Tea Available in the Erdman Center and Library
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.PAPER SESSION 11
Performing Faith: Prayer, Politics, and the Pandemic in Nigerian Churches
Chair: Apaah, Felicity (Ghana)

Adelakun, Abimbola (Nigeria) || The Digital Turn: Prayer and the Future of Global Churching

Adedibu, Babatunde (Nigeria) || From African Indigenous Church Movement to Pentecostalism: Faith and Global Pandemics

Igboin, Benson (Nigeria) || “Violent Times Calls for Violent Prayers”: Nigerian Church Activities During Pandemic
Alumni Room (Library)
Dialogues on Intercultural and Comparative Theology in an Era of Global Crises and Challenges
Chair: Hastings, Thomas (USA)

Anaya-Ghebrai, Lani (Mexico) and Katharina, Opalka (Germany) || “Struggle and Contemplation”: Youth-Driven, Spiritually Relevant Practices and Narratives for Activism in Crises

Mahdevar, Saman (Iran) and Robinson, Matthew (USA) || Christian and Muslim Comparative Theology in Dialogue

Jeong, Heekyung (South Korea) and Richter, Cornelia (Germany) || The Possibility of Reconciliation from a Position of Mediopassive Agency

Ahialey-Mawusi Elorm, Nick (Togo) and Robinson, Matthew (USA) || On the Living and Writing-Down of New Theologies Between Identity and Belonging

Smith, David B. (USA) || Is it Possible to Read Early Medieval Penitential Literature in Light of World Christianities?
Cooper Room (Erdman)
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.Closing Session/Remarks
Theron Room—Library

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