The research project “On the Road to a Global Christendom: European Protestant Ecumenism and the ‘Discovery’ of the ‘Third World’” (German Research Foundation, DFG) will hold an international conference on 4-6 March 2011 at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Geneva. The focus of the conference will be the globalization process of the World Council of Churches (WCC) during the 1960s and 1970s.
Since its Third General Assembly in 1961 in New-Delhi the WCC developed from a mainly North American - European orientation into a global institution, acting worldwide. The conference seeks to look into this ground-making change from a global historical and ecumenical perspective. It will be of particular importance to analyze the historical, sociopolitical and theological developments in the 1960s and 1970s which contributed to this change (decolonization, liberation movements, revolutions, human rights, the II Vatican Council, the rise of contextual theologies etc.).
This call for papers is addressed to researchers working on areas concerning the WCC since the 1960s, from a historical or theological perspective, or those researching the “getting global” of churches during the 1960s and 1970s from other angles.
Please send your abstracts in English or German (max 500 words) with a short CV by April, 15, 2010 to:
DFG Project „Globalisiertes Christentum“
Director: PD Dr. Katharina Kunter
Email: ee19 [at] ifg.uni-karlsruhe.de
Institut für Geschichte
Franz-Schnabel-Haus Geb. 30.91
D - 76131 Karlsruhe Email: email@example.com
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