Paper presentation

VI GNPT Consultation | 03–06/Oct/2022 | Curitiba

Public Theologies in Vibrating Cities: Precious and Precarious

List of Paper Proposals approved for presentation in the VI GNPT Consultation, Curitiba 2022

Updated in August 10.

1. 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) 

[01] The Postmigrant Turn: Multi-Faith Practice as Performative Public Theology
Ulrich Schmiedel (PhD, Lecturer in Theology, Politics and Ethics at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

[02] Public Theology, Encounter, and Migration in Central-Eastern Urban Spaces.
Ryszard Bobrowicz (PhD Candidate, Lund University, Director of A World of Neighbours Practitioners’ Network)

[03] Religion as resource and risk. Results from an empirical study on the significance of young refugees’ religiosity for life-coping and integratio.
Manfred L. Pirner (Professor at FAU, Director of the Research Unit for Public Religion and Education, RUPRE)

[04] When the Undersides of History (Sometimes) Meet: A Latvian-American Reflection on the Imago Dei in the Context of Syrian and Ukrainian Refugee Crises.
Kristine Suna Koro (Prof at Xavier University)

[05] The Supreme Court as Inquisitor? Political Theology of Asylum based on Conversion – a Case Study from the Supreme Court of Norway 2021.
Sturla J. Stalsett (Prof at MF Norwegain School of Theology, Religion and Society)

[06] Diasporic Dioceses: Migration and Canonical Jurisdiction of the Russion Orthodox Church.
Tiffany Ann Butler (PhD Candidate at Edinburgh University)

[07] “For the migrant takes the place of Christ himself” – Theologies of
Migration as Public Theology in Global Christianity
Dr Matthias Ehmann (PhD UNISA, Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach)

2. 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)

[01] (Re-) Shaping Public Opinion on Christianity in Hong Kong: A Critical Review of Chinese Government’s Discourse of Religion
Lap Yan Kung (Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

[02] Permeating with Christian Values: Sri Lankan Experience of Cities and City Life
J.C. Paul Rohan (Professor at the University of Jaffna)

[03] Nuwara Eliya: A Sri Lankan ‘City of Light’ with Darkened Life of the Estate Workers
Justin Chawkan Mary Joseph (Teaches at the National Seminary, Kandy and at Aquinas College, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

[04] Hope of Christian faith in rural Taiwan
Yip Mei Loh (Assistant Prof., Chung Yuan Christian University)

[05] ‘Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Indian Cities – A Public Theological Interrogation’
Gnana Patrick (Professor and Head of the Department of Christian Studies, University of Madras)

[06] An Angel in the Strange Land: Newcomer Hospitality as a Christian Hope for Asian Cities
Anish Puthusseril Joseph (PhD Candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary)

3. Just housing – affordable, sustainable, aesthetically appealing?

Dr Stephan de Beer (University of Pretoria)
Dr Thomas Wabel (Universität Bamberg)

[01] The garden city as a commons. Social-ethical perspectives on the new housing question.
Torsten Meireis (Professor, Director of the Berlin Institute for Public Theology);
Lukas Johrendt (Mag. Theol., Chair for Ethics and Hermeneutics at the Theological faculty of Humboldt-University Berlin)

[02] Precarious church between skyscrapers and homelessness: Reflections on the public role of the Protestant church in Frankfurt am Main/Germany.
Annegreth Schilling (PhD, Since 2020 she works as a pastor of the Evangelical Church in Hessia and Nassau, EKHN, in Frankfurt)

[03] The social, the ecological, and the cultural. Tiny houses and the role of social imaginaries.
Thomas Wabel (Professor at the University of Bamberg and is director of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Research Centre for Public Theology)

[04] Just housing – constructing a theological praxis-agenda in a (South) African city.
Stephan de Beer (Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, and Director of the Centre for Faith and Community)

[05] Just Housing – Just Urbanity. How does Public Theology contribute to public debates in secular contexts?
Clemens Wustmans (Professor, Berlin Institute for Public Theology)

[06] We Too Love Beautiful Things: Francis Kéré’s Creative, Beautiful, and Sustainable Architecture as a Case Against Slums in Africa
Musembi Ndaita (Peter) (MA in Religion, Westminster Theological Seminary, Campus minister at the University of Pennsylvania with Coalition for Christian Outreach)

[07] Mobilisation of Berea Baptist Mission Church’s assets in a globalised Johannesburg inner city, South Africa towards “Just housing – affordable, sustainable, aesthetically appealing”: An oiko-missiological study
Lukwikilu Credo Mangayi (Professor at the University of South Africa, UNISA; Programme coordinator: New BTH programme; Editor: Missionalia; Tuition and Learning coordinator: Department of Christian Spirituality Church History and Missiology)

4. 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) 
Michael Ribbens (Resonate Global Mission; Street Psalms Senior Fellow – Johannesburg, South Africa) (PhD Candidate – University of Pretoria) 

[01] The Future of Missiology is in the City: A Critical Reflection of Urban Missiological Training and Offerings at the University of South Africa.
Thinandavha Derrick Mashau (Professor of Missiology and Chair of: Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology at UNISA; General Secretary: Southern Africa Missiological Society)

[02] Why (Do) We Still Need Black Theology? A Pedagogical Case for Intersecting Intersectional Black Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics.
Johnathan Jodamus (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Theology at University of the Western Cape)

[03] Urban Youth, God’s Mission, and Missiological Formation: A Kampala Church case Study.
Yosam Manafa (PhD Candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary, Founder/ Executive Director – Missio Uganda)

[04] The Centrality of a Liberating Urban Theology to Shape Urban Futures.
Otieno Oguok (Ph.D. Science of Religion and Missiology, University of Pretoria; Nairobi Transformational Network Coordinator)

[05] Participatory Theological Education and Research for African cities.
Dr Selena D. Headley (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape)

[06] A Quest for a Theology of Urban Ministry: The Journey of Kampala Evangelical School of Theology (KEST).
Philip Wandawa (PhD. Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary; Principal of Kampala Evangelical School of Theology)

5. The Reformed Tradition and Global Public Theology

Dr Matthew Kaemingk (Fuller Theological Seminary)
Dr George Harinck (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

[01] What is Public? A re-examination of the meaning of “public” in the context of the Chinese culture in doing public theology
Agnes Chiu (Professor, China Evangelical Seminary North America)

[02] The City as Reformed Monastery: On Forming and Performing the Faith in Urban Settings
Marthinus J. Havenga (PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University)

[03] Bavinck’s Theological Anthropology and Reformed Public Theology in an Age of Social Media
David Park (PhD Student, Fuller Theological Seminary)

[04] From Confessionality to Political Praxis: the tenuous path of political involvement among Brazilian Reformed Christians
Rorgers Henry Pianaro (Master of Theology, Teaches at FATESUL – Presbyterian Seminary)

Themba Ngcobo (PhD Candidate, Lecturer at the University of South Africa, UNISA)

[06] Kerygma, Context, and Culture: Towards the Future of Reformed Public Theology
Rachel Sophia Baard (Assistant Professor, Director of the Master of Arts in Public Theology Program since 2021, and Director of the Church in the Public Square Initiative since 2022 at Union Presbyterian Seminary)

Ednardo Luís Duarte da Silva (Masters Candidate, Faculdades EST)

[08] Between Islam and Christendom: Arab Christianity and Reformed Public Theology
Eshak Estafanous (Ph.D. candidate. Fuller Theological Seminary)

6. Gender, Sexuality and Public Theology

Dr Esther McIntosh (York St John University)
Dr David Tombs (University of Otago)
Dr Charlene van der Walt (University of KwaZulu Natal)

[01] ‘If people in the church knew’: Purity, Stigma, and Victim-Blaming.
Rocio Figueroa (Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College, Auckland);
Ngalaton Hungyo (PhD Candidate)

[02] Decolonial Feminism in Public Theology.
Glovedi Joy L. Bigornia (PhD Candidate, Philippines)

[03] Matrimonies, Promiscuities and Silences: Queering the ‘Same-Sex Debate’ in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
Megan Robertson (Senior researcher in the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape)

[04] Single Christians. Queering the Doctrine of Marriage as Framework for Christian Ethics of Intimite Relationships.
Florian Höhne (Assistant Professor, Berlin Institute for Public Theology)

[05] Beyond the headlines. Memories about Marielle Franco as “dangerous memories” of a resurgent collective.
Katharina Merian (PhD Candidate, Research assistant and lecturer at the University of Basel)

[06] Agnes Maude Royden: Recovering a Forgotten Public Theologian.
E. Harold Breitenberg, Jr. (Associate Professor at Randolph-Macon College)

[07] Womanism and spirituality: black women’s embodied experiences, and the decentering of western epistemologies.
Fundiswa A. Kobo (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology at the University of South Africa)

[08] Make the African public theology circle bigger: justice for queer bodies.
Hanzline R. Davids (MDiv, Mth, Researcher at the Institute for Gender Studies in the College of Human Sciences at the University of South Africa)

[09] “We all have a cross to bear”! Reflecting on GBV and the toxic religious rhetoric of Christian suffering on the tree of the Cross.
Zamantshali Dlamini (PhD candidate, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Researcher at the uJamaa Centre, Public Theology Programme Coordinator)

[10] “Jane Crow and Public Discourse: Womanist Public Theology and the Contributions of Anna Pauline ‘Pauli’ Murray”.
Olufemi Gonsalves (PhD Candidate, Richard J. Mouw Fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary)

[11] Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Staff and Students in Higher Education: Shaping Best Practice in Anglican Foundation Universities.
Esther McIntosh (Professor and Associate Head of Humanities for Religion, Politics and International Relations at York St John University, UK)

[12] #RememberEudy: On memory, remembering and agency in (virtual) queer community.
Charlene van der Walt, (Associate Professor and Head of the Gender and Religion at the School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa; Deputy director of the Ujamaa Center for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research)

[13] Taxi’s, taverns, tuck shops and temples: tracing the sacred in African cities.
Mias van Jaarsveld, (PhD, Research Associate at the University of the Free State, South Africa)

[14] Naked and alone: The Mocking of Miriam Leitão.
David Tombs (Professor of Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand)

7. 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

[01] Gun violence, the construction of threat, and lived ecclessiologies
Katie Day (Charles A. Schieren Professor Emerita of Church and Society at the United Lutheran Seminary in Pennsylvania, USA where she taught for 34 years, retiring in 2019)

[02] Theology from the suburbs
Cobus van Wyngaard (Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa)
Marius Louw (PhD Candidate, Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and the Stellenbosch University)

[03] Diversity in the City
Murray Rae (Professor at the University of Otago)

[04] Surveillance and Sociality: “Smart Living” in Historical and Future Cities
Andrew Shepherd (Dr, Lecturer in Theology and Public Issues within the Theology Programme, University of Otago)

[05] Risking Extremes in a Liveable City
Clive Pearson (Professor at Charles Sturt University, Editor of the International Journal of Public Theology)

[08] From Consumption to Contribution: A Theology of Work for the Reclamation of Humanity and the Places We Inhabit
Dylan Parker (PhD Candidateat Fuller Theological Seminary)

8. 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)

[01] Public theology for the digital polis.
Stephen Garner (Professor at Laidlaw College, New Zealand, Senior Research Fellow in the Australian College of Theology)

[02] Black Twitter and the Black experience in the South African Digital culture: A Black Theological perspective.
Katleho Mokoena (PhD Candidate, University of Pretoria, Lecturer at UNISA)

[03] From confrontation to encounter: the influencers’ culture as a challenge to ecumenism in the digital public space.
Aline Amaro da Silva (PhD, Lecturer at PUCMinas)

[04] Networked Social Movements, Networked Public Theology: The Implications of the Hong Kong Protests to World Christianity.
Calida Chu (Dr, Teaching Fellow at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

[05] Piracy and Digital Theology: Keeping my Biblical Scholarship Up-to-Date in South American Contexts Ethically.
Carlos Olivares (PhD in Theology, Associate Professor of New Testament at the Universidade Adventista de São Paulo (UNASP-EC), Brazil)

[06] Creating a Digital Public Theology of Children’s Spiritual Nurture.
Karen-Marie Yust (Rowe Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, USA, and chair of the International Association of Children’s Spirituality)

9. 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)

[01] Immunology and Political Theology – community theory in (post)pandemic times, inspired by Roberto Esposito.
João Manuel Correia R. Duque (Professor, UCP)

[02] Arte popular urbana como espacio del clamor de los pobres y de la tierra.
Emilce Cuda (Secretary of the Pontifical Comission for Latin America)

[03] “The Metaphor of a City under Siege as an Expression of Urban Life in (Post)pandemic Times”.
Milton Luiz Torres (Dr, Professor at UNASP, Brasil);
Tania Maria Lopes Torres (Dr, Teaches at UNASP)

[04] Living beyond fear: The ecology of relationships as the foundation of the common good.
Susana Villas Boas (Dr., Professor at the Faculty of Theology of Loyola University, Granada/Spain)

[05] Public Theology and Common Home in the Context of the Religious Dualization Phenomenon in Multiple Modernities.
Alex Villas Boas (Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

[06] A reading of David Tracy on the analysis of theological models and the ethical challenge posed by the common good.
Jefferson Zeferino (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil)

[07] Ética do Cuidado e Pacto Educativo Global: Reflexões para viver interculturamente.
Ariél Philippi Machado (PhD Candidate, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil)

10. Political and Public Theologies 

Dr Ana Rosa Cloclet (Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas)
Dr Dion Forster (Professor at University of Stellenbosch)
Dr Rudolf von Sinner (Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)

[01] Of Imaginary Theologies! Why Pretending All is Well is not in the Best Interest of a South African Theological Discourse?
Rothney S Tshaka (Professor at UNISA)

[02] Banning the flag from our Churches? A public theological reflection on nationalism and civil religion in South Africa.
Dion A Forster (Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch)

[03] PUBLIC THEOLOGY AND BAPTISTS IN BRAZIL: The identification of forms of public theology in documents and sermons of the Brazilian Baptist Convention (CBB).
Ricardo Arakaki (PhD Candidate, Uni Basel)

[04] A atuação das Assembleias de Deus nas cidades do Brasil: aproximações e distanciamentos políticos entre 2003 a 2022.
Jonas José de Oliveira Maria (PhD Candidate, PUCPR)

[05] “Always Believing”: In search of a shared belief beyond the totality of religion.
Calvin D. Ullrich (Postdoctoral researcher at the Ecumenical Institute, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)

[06] Teologia Pública e Imaginação: como a teologia pode moldar o imaginário político de uma sociedade.
Guilherme Moura Bejo (Student of Theology, Faculdade Latino-Americana, Bachelor in Public Health, USP)

[07] Otherness public theology: first impressions and future paths for politics in Brazil.
Tiago de Melo Novais (PhD Candidate, UMESP)

[08] (Neo)populismo, fascismo e religião no Brasil contemporâneo.
Glauco Barsalini (Professor, Sciences of Religion, PUC Campinas)

[9] The Challenge of a public theology in the African Francophone countries: the case of socio-political engagement of churches and theology.
Joel Kuvuna Mbongi, Ph.D. (Democratic Republic of Congo)

[10] Religious politics in Brazil: Populist moment or neocon takeover?
Joanildo Burity (Joaquim Nabuco Foundation and Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil)

[11] Shame as an ethical category in discussing Christian public action
Rudolf von Sinner (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil)

[12] Precarious Places, Promise-keeping, and Public Theology: A Theological Engagement with Damon Galgut’s The Promise.
Robert Vosloo (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

[13] Os refugiados venezuelanos em Manaus: Situação, causas e respostas dadas pela Cáritas Arquidiocesana
Bruno Mateus de Lima Coutinho (Master’s Candidate, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil)

[14] “Fui forasteiro, e não me recolhestes” (Mt 25,43): Teologia Pública e Justiça Social em diálogo no acolhimento de refugiados forçados.
Eva Gislane Barbosa (Master of Theology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil);
Vera Lúcia Wunsch (Ph.D. Candidate, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil);
Waldir Souza (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil)

[15] Exclusão e teologia política.
Douglas F. Barros (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)

[16] A química da religião universal: Aproximações entre religião como solvente em Pierucci e dissolução de estruturas fortes em Vattimo.
Irineu José Bottoni (Master’s Candidate, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)

[17] O Deus da Paz e não violência – um desafio da Teologia Pública.
Erico Hammes (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil)

[18] On URCSA and JG Zuma: a Postcolonial theological critique of various forms of political engagement.
Reggie Nel (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

[19] A atuação discursive dos agentes religiosos na disputa pelo espaço publico: uma análise de semântica histórica.
Ana Rosa Cloclet da Silva (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)

11. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Public Theology 

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)

[01] The tensions between “the personal” and public personality in Bonhoeffer’s 1932 “Literary Attempt on the Theme of ‘Vocation’” 
Karola Radler (Postdoctoral Research Fellow Stellenbosch) 

[02] Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth e Brasil em Diálogo: uma breve análise de Romanos 13 
Maurício Avoletta Júnior (Masters Candidate PUC Minas) 

[03] Direitos dos animais não-humanos: uma releitura de Dietrich Bonhoeffer e Martha c. Nussbaum em perspectiva da teologia Pública 
Alexander De Bona Stahlhoefer (FLT)

[04] Proclamation, Pacifism, and Public Theology 
Barry Harvey (Professor at the Baylor University, USA)

[05] Public Theology for Christ’s Sake: Bonhoeffer’s Mandates as a Framework for Worldly Living 
Michael Mawson, (Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, Australia)

[06] Sacramental personalism within Bonhoeffer’s theology 
Brian Almeida (Graduate student, Sacramental Theology and Liturgy at Laval University, Quebec)

[07] A Teleological Interpretation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Concept of “A World Come 0f Age” 
Paul Dankers (PhD, full-time Researcher in the Centre for Innovative Education and Communicative Technologies (CIECT) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

[08] O enfrentamento cotidiano do fanatismo, da intolerância e do desrespeito à diversidade a partir de questões de crenças – o exemplo de Dietrich Bonhoeffer 
Uipirangi Franklin da Silva Câmara (PhD, Lecturer UNIOPET, FAEL). 

[09] Reinos Divididos – A relação Igreja-Estado em Bonhoeffer durante o   Kirchenkampf 
Djonata Brüning (Masters Candidate, Faculdades EST) 

[10] Groundedness and Estrangement: Regrounding City Dwellers in Light of Bonhoeffer’s Theology 

Dianne Rayson (Dr, Adjunct Research Fellow, Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre, Charles Sturt University) 

Wilhelm Sell (Dr, President of the Bonhoeffer International Society in Brazil) 

[12] A undécima hora da igreja – atualidade da repreensão profética de Bonhoeffer para o contexto eclesiástico protestante brasileiro hoje 
Carlos Caldas (Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais) 

12. Public Theology and Decoloniality

Dr Heike Walz (Univ. Augustana-Hochschule) 
Dr José Mário Gonçalves (UNIDA) 
Dr Nicolás Panotto (OC/Univ. Arturo Pratt) 

[01] The “Mythological Norm”: Decolonial reflection on Whiteness in South African Public Theology.
David Elliot (Masters candidate, Kwa-Zulu Natal)

[02] Public Theology and Decoloniality: Perspectives from the Wretched of the Earth.
Hadje Cresencio Sadje (Ph.D. candidate University of Hamburg/University of Vienna)

[03] Constructions and Circulations of Christonormativity in South Africa.
Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans (Senior Researcher in the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa)

[04] Location, location, location! – On epistemology in the city (Public Theology).
Jayson Gribble (Master in Theology, Stellenbosch)

[05] The colonisation of the Setswana language: A Decolonial Reading of the 1840 English-Setswana Gospel of Luke by Robert Moffat.
Itumeleng Daniel Mothoagae (Professor, Head: Institute for Gender Studies, College of Human Sciences, UNISA)

[06] The Ministry of Reconciliation and Settler Decolonisation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Richard A. Davis (Professor, Director of the Centre for Faith in Public Life at Wesley House)

[07] Colonialidade do saber e o ensino da História do Cristianismo.
José Mário Gonçalves (Professor at UNIDA)

[08] Hacia una teología pública y decolonial del estallido social: perspectivas latinoamericanas.
Nicolás Panotto (Director de la organización “Otros Cruces”. Investigador Asociado del Instituto de Estudios Internacionales (INTE) de la Universidad Arturo Prat (Chile) Profesor de la Comunidad Teológica de Chile)

[09] Intolerância e Intransigência Religiosas no Brasil: aspectos trinitários para um cristianismo mais dialogal.
Liria Andrea Suárez Preciado (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST), Mateus Andrey Dolny (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST)

[10] Decolonising Tiyo’s Soga’s songs contained in the MCSA hymnal book.
Sandiswa Lerato Kobe (Phd Candidate at the University of Pretoria and at the VU University Amsterdam, Lecturer in Missiology in the Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology at the University of South Africa, Unisa)

[11] Decolonizing The Portrayal of Egypt in the Hebrew Bible and Liberationist Theologies.
Safwat Marzouk (Associate Professor, Union Presbyterian Seminary)

[12] “Between Rocks and the Sea”: Searching for a decolonial Praxis in the context of a Religious Community
Felipe Gustavo Koch Buttelli (Phd, Pastor of the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil, at the community of Goiânia/GO. Commissioner of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches)

[13] Abya Yala Theology – Decolonized Theology and Implications on Motherland, Borders, and Citizenship
Yenny Delgado (Director of Publica Theology and convener of Mujeres Doing Theology in Abya Yala)
Claudio Ramirez (Master’s degree in Dogmatic Theology from the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina. Teaches at the Theology Department of the Catholic University of Salta. Founding member of ÑAWI intercultural dialogue)

13. Public Theology and Religious Nationalisms in the 21st Century

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)

[01] Resistance to Exclusivist and Reactionary Posts on US Facebook Pages of Religious Figures and Organizations
Thomas Hale (Phd Candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary)

[02] The Good, Bad and Ugly: Responding to religious nationalism.
Kjetil Fretheim (Professor at the MF Norwegian School of Theology)

[03] “Practice and Imaginary Wrestling: The Possibilities of a Theopoetic Public Theology”.
Callid Keefe-Perry (Assistant Professor at Boston College)

[04] Counteracting Jewish religious exclusionist theology and religious nationalism in the struggle against racism and violence in Israel.
Pauline Kollontai (Professor Emerita at York St John University)

[05] What Kind of Public Theology? Conceptual and Contextual Imagination in the Context of Myanmar Coup and Buddhist Nationalism.
Dr. David Thang Moe (Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, USA)

[06] Christian Secularism and Religious Accommodations in Republican Brazil.
Guilherme Brasil de Souza (PhD Candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary)

[07] Otherworldly Christians? Telugu Christians in Indian Politics.
James Taneti (Assistant Professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Director of the Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center)

14. Human Rights, Religions and Gender in a (post)pandemic perspective in contemporaneity

Dr Claudete Beise Ulrich (UNIDA) 
Dr Nivia Ivette Núñez de la Paz (UNINI, México) 
Dr Celso Gabatz (EST) 

[01] Teologia pública em perspectiva feminista: uma análise da representação das mulheres em máquinas.
Claudete Beise Ulrich (Professor at FUV, Brazil); Vinicius Silva de Oliveira (Master in Sciences of Religions, FUV, Brazil)

Nivia Ivette Núñez de la Paz (Professor at the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana; and at the Universidad Europea del Atlantico)

[03] A Ciranda da sabedoria: leitura bíblica em perspectiva libertadora para mulheres em tempos de (pós) pandemia.
Fabiane Behling Luckow (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST) (

Yamilka Hernández Guzmán (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST)

Celso Gabatz (Postdoctoral Researcher at Faculdades EST)

Manoel V. Santos Neto (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST)