15 August 2020
World Christianities, Global Migration and Intercultural Missiologyonline course
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.
Dr. Bosco Bangura and Prof. Dr. Benno van den Toren
Our Summer Colloquium is open to interested people with academic qualifications and can serve as additional in-service training for pastors, teachers, and other ministry professionals.
In addition to the course week itself, students have to complete preparatory assignments. The total workload is about 140 hours.
EUR 250: Online access to course material and online classes.