World Christianities, Global Migration and Intercultural Missiology

11 October 2019

World Christianities, Global Migration and Intercultural Missiology

World Christianities, Global Migration and Intercultural Missiology is one of three inspiring courses offered in ETF’s Summer Colloquium, scheduled August 10–15, 2020. This international study week includes lectures, various workshops and times for meeting and reflection.

Registration is open until 1 June 2020.

Migration has brought peoples of different faiths to the west, including Christians from southern continents with vibrant Christian populations. Their arrival raises some critical missiological questions, such as: What is mission in the context of world Christianities? How should Christians conceptualize theologies of migration? How do immigrants appropriate religion in the migration cycle? How should western Christians prepare for intercultural missiological engagements with the religious other? How are theologies of salvation, pneumatology, mission and power modified by migration? What prospects are created for a holistic understanding of mission?

By studying how global migration has transformed world Christianities, the course will encourage adoption of intercultural missiological approaches that reflect both the potential of immigrants and concerns of host communities.

Further, given the transnational character of world Christianities, the course assesses the impact of migration on confessing Christians in countries both of origin and destination.

Finally, the course will stress the need to be missionally intentional in crossing intercultural borders and facilitating theologically conscientious encounters between immigrant and indigenous churches.

This course is organized in association with the Protestant Theological University Amsterdam/Groningen.

 

DR. BOSCO BANGURA is Senior Researcher in Religious Studies and Missiology at ETF Leuven and at the Intercultural Theology Research Group at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen.

 

 

 

PROF. DR. BENNO VAN DEN TOREN is Professor of Intercultural Theology at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen.

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