New deadline

GNPT announces the extension of deadline for the submission of paper proposals concerning our next Consultation that is going to take place in Curitiba, Brazil (3-6 Oct). There was already a very good number of submissions, over 60. However, considering the interest of many others who were not able to meet the former deadline we now extend it until 31 March, 2022

Notice that:
– The participant may attend the event whether online or onsite, as well as present her/his paper in the intended Working Group in one of the mentioned modalities. 
– The registration fee is not required right now, you may pay it only after receiving the feedback on your submission. 
– The general fee, which will be open for payment in April, is EUR150,00 (or equivalent).
– The fee for Latin-Americans is BRL150,00 (or equivalent).
– Participants may apply for full or partial subsidy by sending an e-mail to

Spread the word, there is still time for submission! Check all the details in our Call for Papers.

Warm wishes from the Curitiba Team,
Rudolf von Sinner
Jefferson Zeferino


Working Groups

The Working Groups that will gather and evaluate the paper proposals are: 

WG1 – Public Theology and Migration
Dr Seforosa Carrol (WCC)
Dr Ulrich Schmiedel (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Sturla J. Stålsett (MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society)

WG2 – Asian Cities and Christian Hope
Dr Gnana Patrick (University of Madras)
Dr Paul Rohan (University of Jaffna)
Dr Yip Mei Loh (Chung Yuan Christian University)

WG3 – Just housing – affordable, sustainable, aesthetically appealing?
Dr Stephan de Beer (University of Pretoria)
Dr Thomas Wabel (Universität Bamberg)

WG4 – Shaping urban futures: Theological education as engaged scholarship
Dr Sarojini Nadar (University of the Western Cape)
Emmanuel Akatukunda (Kampala Evangelical School of Theology – Kampala, Uganda) (PhD Candidate – University of Pretoria)
Selena Headley (Institute of Urban Ministry – Pretoria/Cape Town, South Africa) (PhD Candidate – University of Pretoria)
Michael Ribbens (Resonate Global Mission; Street Psalms Senior Fellow – Johannesburg, South Africa) (PhD Candidate – University of Pretoria)

WG5 – The Reformed Tradition and Global Public Theology
Dr Matthew Kaemingk (Fuller Theological Seminary)
Dr George Harinck (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

WG6 – Gender, Sexuality and Public Theology
Dr Esther McIntosh (York St John University)
Dr David Tombs (University of Otago)
Dr Charlene von der Walt (University of KwaZulu Natal)

WG7 – Liveable Cities
Dr Clive Pearson (PaCT / Sydney)
Dr Peter Walker (PaCT / Sydney)
Dr Murray Rae (Otago, NZ) – in Dunedin
Dr Andrew Shepherd (Otago, NZ) – in Wellington

WG8 – Digital Public Theologies
Dr Frederike van Oorschot (FEST Heidelberg/Bonn University)
Dr Stephen Garner (Laidlaw College, New Zealand/Australian College of Theology)
Dr Thomas Schlag (Centre for Church Development at the University of Zurich)

WG9 – Common home and new ways of living interculturally: public theology and cultural ecology in (post)pandemic times
Dr Alex Villas Boas (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Dr Jefferson Zeferino (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)
Dr Alexandre Palma (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

WG10 – Political and Public Theologies [submissions welcome in English, Portuguese or Spanish]
Dr Ana Rosa Cloclet (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas)
Dr Dion Forster (University of Stellenbosch)
Dr Rudolf von Sinner (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)

WG11 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Public Theology [submissions welcome in English or Portuguese]
Dr Dianne Rayson (Charles Sturt University/Canberra, Australia)
Dr Carlos Caldas (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais)
Dr Wilhelm Sell (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)

WG12 – Public Theology and Decoloniality [submissions welcome in English, Spanish, or Portuguese]
Dr Heike Walz (Augustana-Hochschule Neuendettelsau – Germany)
Dr José Mário Gonçalves (Faculdade Unida de Vitória – Brazil)
Dr Nicolás Panotto (Otras Cruces/Universidad Arturo Pratt – Chile/Argentina)

WG13 – Public Theology and Religious Nationalisms in the 21st Century [submissions welcome in English, Spanish or Portuguese]
Dr Graham McGeoch (Faculdade Unida de Vitória, Brazil)
Dr Raimundo César Barreto Jr. (Princeton Theological Seminary, United States)
Dr Wanderley Pereira da Rosa (Faculdade Unida de Vitória, Brazil)

WG14 – Human Rights, Religions and Gender in a (post)pandemic perspective in contemporaneity [submissions welcome in Spanish or Portuguese]
Dr Claudete Beise Ulrich (UNIDA)
Dr Nivia Ivette Núñez de la Paz (UNINI, México)
Dr Celso Gabatz (EST)

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The Global Network for Public Theology (GNPT) is an academic research partnership that promotes theological contributions on public issues, especially those issues affecting the poor, the marginalized and the environment in a glocal (global-local) context.

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