Leuven, Belgium

World Christianities, Global Migration and Intercultural Missiology

online course
when 10 August 2020 - 15 August 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 250

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.

Course leader

Dr. Bosco Bangura and Prof. Dr. Benno van den Toren

Target group

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.

Credits info

5 EC
In addition to the course week itself, students have to complete preparatory assignments. The total workload is about 140 hours.

Fee info

EUR 250: Online access to course material and online classes.