Interpreting African Christianity – Anthropology and Theology in Dialogue

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Workshop 4 (Provisional program - subject to changes)

African Christianity as a Global Network, Lund 27-28/9/2010

Venue: CTR, lecture room 118 (ground floor), Allhelgona Kyrkogata 8, Lund


Monday 27 Sept.

1 pm Welcome

1:30 pm Keynote lecture: A. Adogame (Edinburgh University): The Global Implications of African Christianity

2:30 pm Session 1:  African churches as international actors

E. Hankela (UNISA, South Africa): Tension between local commitments and continental solidarity as seen through South African Christians’ response to illegal immigration

K. Lauterbach (Roskilde University): Home-Town Church Building in Kumasi, Ghana: Reflections on African Pentecostal Global Networks

4:00-4:30 pm Coffee break

4:30-6:30 pm Session 1 continues

K. Helgesson-Kjellin (Uppsala University): The Complexity of South African Churches' International Relations: The Case of the Assemblies of God

B. Simon (Germany): The Centrifugal and Centripetal Power of Holy Places - Nkamba the New-Jerusalem and Worldwide Kimbanguism

T. Sundnes Drønen (Stavanger School of Mission and Theology): Mega-churches in the making: Globalisation, Pentecostalism and Islam in North Cameroon

Tuesday 28 Sept

9 am Session 2: African Christian diaspora

N. Malmström (Lund University): The mission of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Scandinavia

M. Fischer (Augustana Hochschule): The Ongoing Founding of the Pentecostal Movement between Centres and Peripheries influenced by Migration. Historical Investigations Concerning the Worldwide Operating 'Web of Relationships' of FEPACO-Nzambe-Malamu

10:30-11 am coffee break

11 am-12:30 pm Session 2 continues

G. Sabar (Tel Aviv University): African Immigrant Christians in the Worldwide Web of Transactions

A. Kubai (Uppsala University): Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: African Churches in Sweden between Segregation and Integration

12:30 pm lunch

14:00-14:30 pm Closing session: evaluation and future plans