Fleeing the Hotspots #COP26

On November 16, 2021, Dr Ruth Padilla DeBorst delivered the Alexander Duff Lecture as part of COP26, entitled “Fleeing the hot spots: Climate change, migration and mission.” Her lecture was followed by responses from two World Christianity PhD students, Nuam Hatzaw and Alec Simpson, and a time of discussion.

The Alexander Duff Lecture was sponsored by the Church of Scotland, and cohosted by the Centre for the Study of World Christianity and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.

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The Theatre of Conversion

On November 2, 2021, Professor Anthony Clark (Whitworth University) delivered a paper entitled “The Theatre of Conversion: Catholic Drama and the (Re)presentation of China,” speaking about the Jesuit mission to China during the late-Qing that employed the dramatization of Boxer era Christian martyrs to “canonize China” as an East Asian holy land.

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Commemorating Andrew Walls (1928–2021)

This is a recording of our seminar of October 5, 2021, which commemorated the life and legacy of the Centre’s founder, Professor Andrew F. Walls (1928–2021). Panelists included Margaret Acton, Dr Barbara Bompani, Professor James L. Cox, and Professor Jehu J. Hanciles, who reflected on Professor Walls’s many contributions in African Studies, Religious Studies, and, of course, World Christianity and Mission Studies.

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Book Launch: Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity

This is a recording of an online book launch of the festschrift produced in honour of Professor Brian Stanley, Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity (Brill 2020). The launch included comments from two of the contributors, Professor Dana Robert and Dr Marina Wang, and the honouree.

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