Cross Cultural Mission with Rev.Dr. Tim Naish

Rev. Dr. Tim Naish is the Canon Librarian of Canterbury Cathedral. He is also the Cathedral’s Director of Education, leading on the organisation of training courses at Canterbury, including those for newly ordained clergy from around the Anglican Communion. He served as a missionary in DRC.

He sat down with Dr. Kyama Mugambi of CWC to talk about his cross cultural experiences in mission and the importance of World Christianity studies in the context of mission.


Dr Cathy Ross on Cross Cultural Mission and World Christianity

Dr. Cathy Ross is on the faculty of theology at Oxford University where she lectures on Contextual theologies, World Christianity, feminist theologies and hospitality. She also lectures at Ripon College Cuddesdon, is also MA Co-ordinator for Pioneer Leadership Training at CMS. She serves as canon theologian at Leicester cathedral. She previously was a missionary in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda with NZCMS.

She sat down with Dr. Kyama Mugambi of CWC to talk about her cross cultural experiences in mission and the importance of World Christianity studies.


Asian Perspectives on World Christianity with Dr. Alexander Chow

Dr. Chow from Edinburgh University is Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity. He is also Journal Editor, Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press), Book Series Editor, Chinese Christianities (Notre Dame Press) and the Chair, Chinese Christianities Program Unit (American Academy of Religion).
He sat down with Dr. Kyama Mugambi of CWC to talk about World Christianity and linkages between Asian and African scholarship in the field.



Celebrating Lamin Sanneh

Few historians have played a bigger role as Prof Sanneh in helping the world understand Africa, Africans, African Christianity and African Islam. He was an astute scholar, a brilliant writer, and an insightful teacher. I had several occasions to meet him and chat. Invariably, these casual meetings in the corridors, over meals or in-between conference sessions turned into thoughtful encounters where Prof Sanneh challenged my thinking on one issue or other.
I will cherish his memory as one who encouraged high-quality scholarship among Africans. In our most recent chat in Nairobi in 2018, over dinner at the scenic Lukenya Getaway, he once again spoke of the need for a retelling of the unique aspects of recent African Christian history.
I leave you with a video clip taken at the Yale-Edinburgh group meeting.
RIP Lamin Sanneh 1972-2019


The Walls’ PhD Seminar on Culture and Conversion

CWC had the distinct privilege of hosting at the PhD seminar Prof John Mbiti and Prof JNK Mugambi. Also in attendance was Rev.Dr Festo Mkenda, Director of the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa. The group shared a meal after the lectures.


Public Lecture: Prof Andrew Walls on Models of Christian Conversion in Africa

The Centre for World Christianity AIU is pleased to announce a public lecture by Prof Andrew Walls, on Models of Christian Conversion in Africa.
Prof Andrew Walls is Professor of History of Missions, Liverpool-Hope University, Honorary Professor Religious Studies University of Edinburgh, Professor Emeritus at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture (ACI) in Ghana, and Adjunct Lecturer at Africa International University.
The lecture will be held Monday, 19th March at 4pm at AIU in Class 003. Entry is free.



Church and Society in Africa

CWC’s Kyama Mugambi sat for a meal and conversation with Dr Michael Glerup from Yale University on September 21st to talk about his work as the Director of the Project on Religious Freedom and Society in Africa. The project aims to catalyze conversations around church and society in Africa engaging theologians and pratictioners from the academy and the church. The role of religion in public discourse in Africa is cannot be overstated. Of this, Prof Lamin Sanneh, the D Willis James Professor of World Christianity at Yale University writes, "The only reason Africans have turned, and continue to turn, to religion is because they see religion as something necessary and integral to their lives: religion makes living and what lies beyond personally meaningful. That is something the world is unable to do for them."
Glerup hopes to see several workshops on the continent which gather leaders and scholars around the theme, "Faith, Freedom, and Society as described in The Accra Charter of Religious Freedom and Citizenship." [You can find the Charter Here]


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