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World Christian Encyclopedia 2020

The Future of Religion & Mission

World Christian Encyclopedia 2020

Important! This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). It will now take place September 28 – October 1, 2020. Stay tuned for more details. Please email [email protected] if you have questions.

 

The Future of Religion & Mission

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary invites you to an exclusive conference to celebrate the launch of the third edition of our seminal work, the World Christian Encyclopedia (Edinburgh University Press).

The conference will feature:

  • Keynote addresses from leaders in mission and ecumenical organizations
  • Panel sessions on world religions
  • Focus on gender in global Christianity
  • Analysis of regional trends in Christianity

Registration

Registration is now available using Eventbrite.

Click here for a map of Gordon-Conwell’s Hamilton campus.

Pricing:

  • Tier 1: Registration only ($150)
  • Tier 2: Registration + Research Consultation ($250)
  • Tier 3: Registration + Research Consultation + discounted copy of the World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd ed. ($450)

Discounted copies of the World Christian Encyclopedia will also be available for purchase at the conference.

Housing

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Gordon-Conwell and housing. Hotel rooms have been blocked at reduced rates at the following hotels:

Social media

Follow the conference on social media! We’ll be live-tweeting the event from @CSGC and #WCE3atGCTS.

Schedule

Day 1

8am–9am: Registration

9–10:30 am: Welcome, introductions: Scott Sunquist; A short history of the WCE:  Gina Zurlo; Main findings of the WCE3: Todd Johnson

10:30–10:45: Coffee break

10:45–12pm: Conversation on global mission with Mary Ho, International Executive Director of All Nations

12–1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30–3:30pm: Regional breakout sessions: China, Middle East, Europe

3:30–4pm: Coffee break

4pm–5:30 pm: Panel on missions

5:30–7pm: Dinner

7–9 pm: Panel on world religions

Day 2

8:30–9:30am: Consultation + networking

9:30am–11am: Session on gender in global Christianity with Gina Zurlo, Co-author, World Christian Encyclopedia

11:10–12pm: Gordon-Conwell chapel: Mary Ho

12–1:30 pm: Dean’s lunch forum with Gordon-Conwell professors: Mateus de Campos (New Testament), Kirsten Sanders (Theology), Emmett Price (Worship and Black Studies), Gwenfair Adams (History)

1:30–1:54pm: Coffee break

1:45–4pm: Regional breakout sessions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, India

4pm–4:30 pm: Coffee break

4:30–5:30pm: Tour of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

5:30–7pm: Dinner

7–9 pm: Panel on Evangelicals and social action with professors from Gordon College

Day 3

9:30–11am: Looking toward the future with Todd M. Johnson, Co-author, World Christian Encyclopedia

11:10–12pm: Gordon-Conwell chapel with speaker Casely Essamuah, General Secretary of the Global Christian Forum

Contact

For questions, please contact the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at [email protected] or 978-468-2750.


Featured Speakers

Mary Ho
International Executive Director
All Nations

Casely Essamuah
General Secretary
Global Christian Forum

Todd M. Johnson
Co-Director
Center for the Study of Global Christianity
Co-Author
World Christian Encyclopedia

Gina A. Zurlo
Co-Director
Center for the Study of Global Christianity
Co-Author
World Christian Encyclopedia

Scott W. Sunquist
President & Professor of Missiology
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary