This was a busy January for CWC. It began with a seminary giving an introduction to key concepts in World Christianity. This was attended by the incoming cohort of World Christianity, Biblical Studies, and Practical Theology PhD students from the 3rd of January.
The following week from the 9th of January, Moses Owoijaiye, Michael Wambua and Kyama Mugambi held a two day colloquium to discuss their work which was at various stages of completion.
CWC had the privilege of hosting Prof Kevin Ward from Leeds University. He visited AIU to give a public lecture on the 11th and examine a PhD Candidate. Prof Ward’s public lecture on The East Africa Revival was very well received by a diverse audience who came on the day. Kibachia Gatu, together with Prof J.N.K Mugambi were present for the lecture and presented Prof Ward with Rev.Dr. John Gatu’s autobiography. Rev.Dr Gatu is a well known revivalist who served as the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.
Later in the week, Prof. Ward presented AIU with the latest edition of his book on the East Africa Revival, edited with Emma Wild-Wood. Prof. Ward made the presentation at the Chapel.
On the 12th and 13th, Kyama Mugambi and Moses Owojaiye respectively sat their Vive Voce examinations. They were both successful in defending their theses and become the latest PhDs in the Centre for World Christianity, having been supervised by Prof Mark Shaw.