Dr Harvey Kwiyani was in Nairobi, October 17 2016. He led a stimulating discussion hosted by CWC. He talked with PhD students on African Christianity in the West. The discussion also touched on the need for dialogue between missions and theology scholars on the subject of Christians in the West. Dr Kwiyani is the director of Missio Africanus, a journal on the subject. He has been featured before on this blog before. See vlog on this Link.
A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of talking with Dr Harvey Kwiyani about African Christianity in the Diaspora. He is the director of Missio Africanus, a journal highlighting African Missionary work around the world, and especially Europe. [See Link] He is also the author of Sent Forth, about African Missionary work in the West. [See Book Link] Dr Kwiyani, a Malawian by birth, is based in Oxford from where he lives with his family. He has had extensive experience in Mission work as a pastor in Europe and North America. He currently writes and teaches about mission, leadership and church history.
Viral 2016: CWC had a busy August 2016. The first activity of the month was the inaugural partnership activity with Viral Conference. Kyama Mugambi spent some time at the Nairobi Chapel engaging with pastors and talking about the importance of world Christianity research of the church in Africa. CWC sponsored a live stream of the final commissioning session at the conference.
Colloquium August 2016: The next activity was the August 2016 Colloquium, which Prof Shaw chaired. From 22nd to 26th August, Michael Wambua, Heglon Kitawi and Kyama Mugambi made some presentations from their current research. At the colloquium were Dr Enoch Opuka and Prof J.N.K Mugambi who spoke about their experiences in publishing.
CWC Book Presentation: The colloquium ended on a high with the presentation of the book “African Urban Christian Identity” edited by Steven O’Malley. The book was handed over to the Librarian, Mr Ephraim Mudave. The book contains chapters by CWC’s Dr Wanjiru Gitau and Dr George Atido. The book is the result of an ongoing research project on Christianity around the world headed by Prof Jim Miller, a former AIU professor.
2016 Cohort: The month ended with an introductory class for the 2016 PhD Cohort.
A rare interview with Prof Andrew Walls, from the sidelines of the 2016 Yale-Edinburgh Conference on World Christianity. Kyama Mugambi chatted with Prof Walls about the conference and the significance of World Christianity Studies.
Here is an interview from the sidelines of the 2016 Yale-Edinburgh Conference on World Christianity. Kyama Mugambi had a conversation with Prof Lamin Sanneh about the conference and the significance of World Christianity Studies. We also include in this video Prof Sanneh’s comments about how his book “Translating the Message” came about.
Kyama interviewed Prof Brian Stanley on World Christianity and the Yale-Edinburgh conference on World Christianity.
Here is the video:
Here are some sights and sounds Kyama shared from Edinburgh, along with a brief introduction to the Yale Edinburgh conference, a word about the historic venue and a hint at what’s coming up on the blog soon.