Current Projects

International Bulletin of Missionary Research

"Christianity 2016: Latin America and Projecting Religions to 2050" 

In this article featured in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, we offer our latest estimates for mid-2016 for global Christianity.  

The full article can be found online hereClick here for the article's footnotes.

Research Forums

Every semester the Center hosts a research forum at Gordon-Conwell highlighting trends in global religious adherence. Our current series is on religious diversity.

Fall 2016:

  • (To be announced)

Spring 2016:

  • "Humanity's Goodness: A Buddhist Perspective in a Time of Great Challenges" with guest Nick Kranz. See video here.

Fall 2015:

  • "Evangelicals Around the World: Introducing a Global Handbook for the 21st Century" with guest Brian Stiller. (Click here to learn more our newest book, Evangelicals Around the World)

  • "Devout Atheists: A Closer Look at the Non-Religious Experience" with guest Vanessa Zoltan. (Click here for her abstract)

  • "American Jews in Global Context" with guest Rob Leikind.


Our newsletter, The Inquiry, is released twice a year. See below to view and download each!  (Views best in Safari or Firefox)

Regular Center Projects

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity is involved in numerous on-going projects, producing publications in collaboration with other organizations around the world. Some of these include:

Annual Status of Global Mission table featured in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research. For more information on personal contact, see Todd Johnson and Charles Tieszen's article in Evangelical Missions Quarterly.

Annual global and United States religion tables in the Encyclopedia Britannica

Regular updating and maintenance of the World Christian Database and World Religion Database

Partnership with the Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project

Speaking events and teaching courses at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Boston University School of Theology

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