Programme of Working Groups – Presentation Schedule

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

Public Theologies in Vibrating Cities: Precious and Precarious

Tuesday, 4 October

Working Groups I

WG 01 – Public Theology and Migration
Room A01

9h-9h30The Postmigrant Turn: Multi-Faith Practice as Performative Public Theology
Ulrich Schmiedel (PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
9h30-10hPublic Theology, Encounter, and Migration in Central-Eastern Urban Spaces
Ryszard Bobrowicz (PhD, Researcher, Lund University, Sweden)
10h-10h30Diasporic Dioceses: Migration and Canonical Jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Tiffany Ann Butler (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
10h30-11hCoffee Break
11h-11h30“For the migrant takes the place of Christ himself”: Theologies of Migration as Public Theology in Global Christianity
Matthias Ehmann (PhD, Professor, Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach, Germany)
11h30-12hThe Supreme Court as Inquisitor? Political Theology of Asylum based on Conversion: A Case Study from the Supreme Court of Norway 2021
Sturla J. Stålsett (PhD, Professor, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society)
12h-12h30Concluding Discussion

WG 02 – Asian Cities and Christian Hope
Room A02

9h-9h45“Permeating with Christian Values: Sri Lankan Experience of Cities and City Life”
J.C. Paul Rohan (PhD, Professor, University of Jaffna)
9h45-10h30Nuwara Eliya: A Sri Lankan ‘City of Light’ with Darkened Life of the Estate Workers
Justin Chawkan (PhD, National Seminary, Kandy and Aquinas College, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
11h00-11h45An Angel in the Strange Land: Newcomer Hospitality as a Christian Hope for Asian Cities
Anish Puthusseril Joseph (Research Scholar, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA)
11h45-12h30Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Indian Cities – A Public Theological Interrogation
Gnana Patrick (Professor emeritus, University of Madras, India)

WG 03 – Just housing – affordable, sustainable, aesthetically appealing?
Room A03

9h-10h30Mobilisation 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 (PhD, Professor, University of South Africa, UNISA) Precarious church between skyscrapers and homelessness: Reflections on the public role of the Protestant church in Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Annegreth Schilling (PhD, pastor of the Evangelical Church in Hessia and Nassau,  Frankfurt, Germany)
11h-12h30Just housing – constructing a theological praxis-agenda in a (South) African city
Stephan de Beer (PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa) The garden city as a commons. Social-ethical perspectives on the new housing question
Torsten Meireis (ThD, Professor, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany)
Lukas Johrendt (Mag. Theol., Research Assistant, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany)

WG 04 – Shaping urban futures: Theological education as engaged scholarship
Room A04

9h-9h30Framing our working group – Sarojini Nadar and Michael Ribbens
9h30-10hParticipatory Theological Education and Research for African cities – Selena D. Headley (PhD, postdoctoral fellow, University of the Western Cape, Belville, South Africa)
10h-10h30The Centrality of a Liberating Urban Theology to Shape Urban Futures – Sheth Otieno Oguok (PhD, Nairobi Transformational Network Co-ordinator)
11h-12h30Listen and learn alongside other working groups

WG 05 – The Reformed Tradition and Global Public Theology
Room A17

9h-10h30The City as Reformed Monastery: On Forming and Performing the Faith in Urban Settings
Marthinus J. Havenga (PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
11h-12h30What is Public? A re-examination of the meaning of “public” in the context of the Chinese culture in doing public theology
Agnes Chiu (PhD, Professor, China Evangelical Seminary North America, USA) Bavinck’s Theological Anthropology and Reformed Public Theology in an Age of Social Media
David Park (PhD Student, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA)

WG 06 – Gender, Sexuality and Public Theology
Room A06

9h-10h30Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Staff and Students in Higher Education
Esther McIntosh (PhD, Professor, York St John University, UK)

Make the African Public Theology Circle Bigger: Justice for Queer Bodies
Hanzline R. Davids (MTh, Researcher, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)

Single Christians, Queering the Doctrine of Marriage as Framework for Christian Ethics of Intimate Relationships 
Florian Höhne (PhD, Assistant Professor, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany)
11h-12h30#RememberingEudy: On Memory, Remembering and Agency in (Virtual) Queer Community
Charlene van der Walt (PhD, Associate Professor, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)

‘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, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) Womanism and Spirituality: Black Women’s Embodied Experiences and the Decentring of Western Epistemologies
Fundiswa A. Kobo (PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)

WG 07 – Liveable  Cities
Room A07

9h-9h30Diversity in the City  Murray Rae (PhD, Professor, University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand)
9h30-10hSurveillance and Sociality: ‘Smart Living’ in Historical and Future Cities  Andrew Shepherd (PhD, Lecturer, University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand)
10h-10h30Theology from the Suburbs Cobus van Wyngaard (PhD, Associate Professor, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)
11h-11h30Discussion

WG 08 – Digital Public Theologies
Room A08

9h-9h05Welcome, workshop board
9h05-9h30Public theology for the digital polis
Stephen Garner (PhD, Professor, Laidlaw College, Aoteorea New Zealand, Senior Research Fellow, Australian College of Theology) 
9h30-10hFrom confrontation to encounter: the influencers’ culture as a challenge to ecumenism in the digital public space
Aline Amaro da Silva (PhD, Lecturer, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil)
10h-10h30Creating a Digital Public Theology of Children’s Spiritual Nurture
Karen-Marie Yust (PhD, Professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, USA)

WG 09 – Common home and new ways of living interculturally: public theology and cultural ecology in (post)pandemic times
Room A09

9h-10h30The Metaphor of a City under Siege as an Expression of Urban Life in (Post)pandemic Times
Milton Luiz Torres (PhD, Professor, Universidade Adventista de São Paulo, Brasil)

Living beyond fear: The ecology of relationships as the foundation of the common good
Susana Villas Boas (PhD, Professor, Loyola University, Granada/Spain) 

Ética do Cuidado e Pacto Educativo Global: Reflexões para viver interculturamente 
Ariél Philippi Machado (PhD Candidate, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil) 
11h-12h30Public Theology and Common Home in the Context of the Religious Dualization Phenomenon in Multiple Modernities
Alex Villas Boas (PhD, Professor, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal, and PUCPR)

A reading of David Tracy on the analysis of theological models and the ethical challenge posed by the common good 
Jefferson Zeferino (PhD, Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil) 

WG 10 – Political and Public Theologies
Room A10

9h-9h30The Challenge of a public theology in the African Francophone countries: the case of socio-political engagement of churches and theology
Joel Kuvuna Mbongi (PhD, Democratic Republic of Congo)
9h30-10hOf Imaginary Theologies! Why Pretending All is Well is not in the Best Interest of a South African Theological Discourse?
Rothney S Tshaka (PhD, Professor, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)
10h-10h30Banning the flag from our Churches? A public theological reflection on nationalism and civil religion in South Africa
Dion A Forster (PhD, Professor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
11h-11h30“Always Believing”: In search of a shared belief beyond the totality of religion
Calvin D. Ullrich (PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
11h30-12hPrecarious Places, Promise-keeping, and Public Theology: A Theological Engagement with Damon Galgut’s The Promise
Robert Vosloo (PhD, Professor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
12h-12h30On URCSA and JG Zuma: a Postcolonial theological critique of various forms of political engagement
Reggie Nel (PhD, Professor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

WG 11 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Public Theology
Room A11

9h-9h20The tensions between “the personal” and public personality in Bonhoeffer’s 1932 “Literary Attempt on the Theme of ‘Vocation’”
Karola Radler  (PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
9h30-9h50Proclamation, Pacifism and Public Theology
Barry Harvey (PhD, Professor, Baylor University, USA)
10h-10h20Sacramental personalism within Bonhoeffer’s theology
Brian Almeida (Graduate Student, Laval University, Quebec, Canada)
11h-11h30A Teleological Interpretation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Concept of “A World Come 0f Age” 
Paul Dankers (PhD, Researcher in the Centre for Innovative Education and Communicative Technologies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
11h30-11h50Groundedness and Estrangement: Regrounding City Dwellers in Light of Bonhoeffer’s Theology 
Dianne Rayson (PhD, Senior Lecturer, Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji)
11h50-12.30General Discussion

WG 12 – Public Theology and Decoloniality
Room A12

9h-9h30Colonialidade do saber e ensino da História do Cristianismo
José Mário Gonçalves (PhD, Professor, Faculdade Unida, Vitória/ES, Brazil)
9h30-10hIntolerância e intransigência religiosas no Brasil: aspectos trinitários para um cristianismo mais dialogal
Liria Andrea Suárez Preciado (PhD candidate, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil);
Mateus Andrey Dolney (PhD candidate, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)
10h-10h30Abya Yala Theology – Decolonized Theology and Implications on Motherland, Borders, and Citizenship
Yenny Delgado (PhD candidate, University of Lausanne, Switzerland);
Claudio Ramírez (MTh, Catholic University of Salta, Argentina)
11h-11h30Decolonising Tiyo’s Soga’s songs contained in the MCSA hymnal book
Sandiswa Lerato Kobe (PhD Candidate, University of Pretoria and VU Amsterdam; Lecturer, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)

WG 13 – Public Theology and Religious Nationalism in the 21st Century
Room A15


9h – 9h30
Resistance to Exclusivist and Reactionary Posts on US Facebook Pages of Religious Figures and Organizations
Thomas Hale (PhD Candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena/CA, USA)
9h30 – 10hThe Good, Bad and Ugly: Responding to religious nationalism
Kjetil Fretheim, (PhD, Professor, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway)
10h – 10h30Practice and Imaginary Wrestling: The Possibilities of a Theopoetic Public Theology
Callid Keefe-Perry (PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston College, Boston/MA, USA)
11h – 11h30Counteracting Jewish religious exclusionist theology and religious nationalism in the struggle against racism and violence in Israel
Pauline C.H. Kollontai (Professor Emerita, York St John University, UK)

WG 14 – Human Rights, Religions and Gender in a (post)pandemic perspective in Contemporaneity
Room A16

9h-9h30A NECESSIDADE DE DIREITOS SOCIAIS E AS POLÍTICAS DE SAÚDE PÚBLICA (PÓS) PANDEMIA NO BRASIL
Manoel V. Santos Neto (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)
9h30-10hA CIRANDA DA SABEDORIA: LEITURA BÍBLICA EM PERSPECTIVA LIBERTADORA PARA MULHERES EM TEMPOS DE (PÓS) PANDEMIA –Fabiane Behling Luckow (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)
10h-10h30O NOVO CÓDIGO DE FAMÍLIAS EM CUBA
Yamilka Hernández Guzmán (PhD Candidate, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)
11h-11h30TEOLOGIA PÚBLICA EM PERPECTIVA FEMINISTA: UMA ANÁLISE DA REPRESENTAÇÃO DAS MULHERES EM MÁQUINAS
Claudete Beise Ulrich (PhD, Professor, Faculdade Unida, Vitória/ES, Brazil); Vinicius Silva de Oliveira (MScR, Faculdade Unida, Vitória/ES, Brazil)
11h30-12hTEOLOGIA FEMINISTA E O DEUS DINHEIRO: REFLEXÕES SOBRE VIDA DIGNA
Nivia Ivette Núñez de la Paz (PhD, Professor, Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana and Universidad Europea del Atlantico, Coimbra, Portugal)
12h-12h30A AFIRMAÇÃO DE UMA RETÓRICA REACIONÁRIA E NEGACIONISTA FACE À PANDEMIA E OS DESDOBRAMENTOS DE UMA AÇÃO NECROPOLÍTICA NA GOVERNANÇA BRASILEIRA ATUAL
Celso Gabatz (PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher at Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)

Wednesday, 5 October

Working Groups II

WG 02 – Asian Cities and Christian Hope
Room A02

9h-9h45Hope of Christian faith in rural Taiwan
Yip Mei Loh (PhD, Associate Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
9h45-10h30(Re-)Shaping Public Opinion on Christianity in Hong Kong: A Critical Review of Chinese Governement’s Discourse of Religion
Lap Yan Kung (PhD, professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
11h00-11.30General Planning for the Asian Group

WG 03 – Just housing – affordable, sustainable, aesthetically appealing?
Room A03

9h-10h30The social, the ecological, and the cultural. Tiny houses and the role of social imaginaries
Thomas Wabel (PhD, Professor, University of Bamberg, Germany)
10h30-11hWe Too Love Beautiful Things: Francis Kéré’s Creative, Beautiful, and Sustainable Architecture as a Case Against Slums in Africa
Musembi Ndaita (Peter) (MA, Campus minister at the University of Pennsylvania, USA)
11h-12h30Discussion: Where to go from here? Exchange on future cooperations among the working group members

WG 04 – Shaping urban futures: Theological education as engaged scholarship
Room A04

9h-9h30Registering our listening and learning
9h30-10hA Quest for a Theology of Urban Ministry: The Journey of Kampala
Evangelical School of Theology (KEST)
Philip Wandawa (PhD, Principal, Kampala Evangelical School of Theology)
10h-10h30Why (Do) We Still Need Black Theology? A Pedagogical Case for Intersecting Intersectional Black Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics
J
ohnathan Jodamus (PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of the Western Cape, Belville, South Africa)
11h-12h30Listen and learn alongside other working groups

WG 05 – The Reformed Tradition and Global Public Theology
Room A17

9h-10h30From Confessionality to Political Praxis: the tenuous path of political involvement among Brazilian Reformed Christians
Rorgers Henry Pianaro (MTh, Teaches at FATESUL Presbyterian Seminary, Curitiba, Brazil)

Notes on Theology, Social Theory, and Education in Abraham Kuyper’s Lecture Held at the Inauguration of the Free University of Amsterdam in 1880
Ednardo Luís Duarte da Silva (Master’s Candidate, Faculdades EST São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)
11h-12h30Kerygma, Context, and Culture: Towards the Future of Reformed Public Theology
Rachel Sophia Baard (Assistant Professor, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond/VA, USA)

Between Islam and Christendom: Arab Christianity and Reformed Public Theology
Eshak Estafanous, (PhD candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena/CA, USA)

WG 06 – Gender, Sexuality and Public Theology
Room A06

6h-7h30 online‘If People in the Church Knew’: Purity, Stigma and Victim-Blaming
Rocio Figueroa (PhD, Lecturer, Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand) and Ngalaton Hungyo (PhD Candidate)

Decolonial Feminism in Public Theology 
Glovedi Joy L. Bigornia (PhD candidate, the Philippines)

Naked and Alone: The Mocking of Miriam Leitão
David Tombs (PhD, Professor, University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand)
11h-12h30Taxis, Taverns, Tuck Shops and Temples: Tracing the Sacred in African Cities
Mias van Jaarsveld (PhD, Research Associate University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Matrimonies, Promiscuities and Silences: Queering the ‘Same-Sex’ Debate in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa 
Megan Robertson (Senior researcher, University of the Western Cape, Belville, South Africa)

‘Jane Crow’ and Public Discourse: Womanist Public Theology and the Contributions of Anna Pauline ‘Pauli’ Murray
Olufemi Gonsalves (PhD candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena/CA, USA)

WG 07 – Liveable  Cities
Room A07

9h-9h30Gun Violence, the Construction of Threat, and Lived Ecclessiologies
Katie Day (PhD, Professor emerita, United Lutheran Seminary, Pennsylvania)
9h30-10hFrom Consumption to Contribution: A Theology of Work for the Reclamation of Humanity and the Places We Inhabit 
Dylan Parker (PhD candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena/CA, USA)
10h-10h30‘Risking Extremes in a Liveable City’
Clive Pearson (PhD, Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia)
11h-11h30Discussion

WG 08 – Digital Public Theologies
Room A08

11h-11h30Networked Social Movements, Networked Public Theology: The Implications of the Hong Kong Protests to World Christianity
Calida Chu (PhD, Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
11h30-12hPiracy and Digital Theology: Keeping my Biblical Scholarship Up-to-Date in South American Contexts Ethically
Carlos Olivares (PhD, Associate Professor, Universidade Adventista de São Paulo, Brazil)

WG 09 – Common home and new ways of living interculturally: public theology and cultural ecology in (post)pandemic times
Room A09

11h-12h30Immunology and Political Theology – community theory in (post)pandemic times, inspired by Roberto Esposito
João Manuel Correia R. Duque (Ph.D., Professor, Universidade Católica Portuguesa) Arte popular urbana como espacio del clamor de los pobres y de la tierra
Emilce Cuda (PhD, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America) 

WG 10 – Political and Public Theologies
Room A10

9h-9h30Os 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)
9h30-10hTeologia Pública e Imaginação: como a teologia pode moldar o imaginário político de uma sociedade
Guilherme Moura Bejo (BSc, Faculdade Latino-Americana, São Paulo)
10h-10h30A química da religião universal: Aproximações entre religião como solvente em Pierucci e dissolução de estruturas fortes em Vattimo
Irineu José Bottoni (BSc, Master’s Candidate, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)
11h-11h30O Deus da Paz e não violência – um desafio da Teologia Pública
Érico Hammes (PhD, Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
11h30-12hA atuação das Assembleias de Deus nas cidades do Brasil: aproximações e distanciamentos políticos entre 2003 e 2022
Jonas José de Oliveira Maria (PhD candidate, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil)
12h-12h30“Fui forasteiro, e não me recolhestes” (Mt 25,43): Teologia Pública e Justiça Social em diálogo no acolhimento de refugiados forçados
Eva Gislane Barbosa (PhD candidate, PUCPR, Curitiba, Brazil);
Vera Lúcia Wunsch (PhD candidate, PUCPR, Curitiba, Brazil);
Waldir Souza (PhD, Professor, PUCPR, Curitiba, Brazil)

WG 11 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Public Theology

Portuguese Language Session
Room A11

9h00-9h20Reinos Divididos – A relação Igreja-Estado em Bonhoeffer durante a Kirchenkampf
Djonata Brüning (Master’s Candidate, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/RS, Brazil)
9h30-9h50O 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, Brazil)
9h50-10h10A necessidade de uma teologia pública do trabalho: impulsos a partir da teologia de Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Wilhelm Sell (ThD, President of the International Bonhoeffer Society in Brazil, Palhoça/SC, Brazil)
10h10-10h30General discussion
11.00-11.20A undécima hora da igreja – atualidade da repreensão profética de Bonhoeffer para o contexto eclesiástico protestante brasileiro hoje
Carlos Caldas (PhD, Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil)

WG 12 – Public Theology and Decoloniality
Room A12

9h-9h30Location, location, location! – On epistemology in the city (Public Theology)
Jason Gribble (MTh, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
9h30-10hThe Ministry of Reconcilitation and Settler Decolonisation in Aoteaora New Zealand
Richard A. Davis (PhD, Professor, Wesley House, Cambridge, UK)
10h-10h30Public Theology and Decoloniality: Perspectives from the Wretched of the Earth
Hadje Crescencio Sadje (PhD candidate, University of Hamburg/University of Vienna)
11h-11h30“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 the Lutheran Confession in Brazil in Goiânia/GO, Brazil)
11h30-12hThe Colonisation of the Setswana Language: a Decolonial Reading of the 1840
English-Setswana Gospel of Luke by Robert Moffat – Itumeleng Daniel Mothoagae (PhD, Professor, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)

WG 13 – Public Theology and Religious Nationalism in the 21st Century
Room A15

9h – 9h30What Kind of Public Theology? Conceptual and Contextual Imagination in the Context of Myanmar Coup and Buddhist Nationalism
David Moe (Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asian Studies, Yale University)
9h30 – 10hChristian Secularism and Religious Accommodations in Republican Brazil
 Guilherme Brasil de Souza (PhD Candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton/NJ, USA)
10h – 10h30Otherworldly Christians? Telugu Christians in Indian Politics
James Taneti (Assistant Professor, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond/VA, USA)

Thursday, 6 October

Working Groups III

WG 04 – Shaping urban futures: Theological education as engaged scholarship
Room A04

9h-9h30The 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 (PhD, Professor, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)
9h30-10h30Conversation:
What emerged throughout this process?
What might be points of connection?
Are there next steps as a working group?
11h-12h30Listen and learn alongside other working groups

WG 05 – The Reformed Tradition and Global Public Theology
Room A17

9h-10h30Working Group Discussion #1
What have we heard/not heard in these presentations?What voices might we need to include?
What needs do we each have for our own research development?
What resources or assets do we have available to us?
Where might “Reformed Public Theology” need to go?
Coffee Break
11h-12h30Working Group Discussion #2
Based on what we have heard, what might we do together?What questions might we need to pursue in the future?How might we connect and collaborate in the future?What action items might we pursue for the 2025 conference?

WG 06 – Gender, Sexuality and Public Theology
Room A06

9h30-10h30Agnes Maude Royden: Recovering a Forgotten Public Theologian
E. Harold Breitenberg, Jr. (PhD, Associate Professor at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland/VA, USA)

Beyond the Headlines: Memories about Marielle Franco as ‘Dangerous Memories’ of a Resurgent Collective
Katharina Merian (PhD candidate, Universität Basel, Switzerland)
11h-12h30Open discussion – book proposal/future plans etc

WG 08 – Digital Public Theologies
Room A08

9h-10hPlanning meeting

WG 10 – Political and Public Theologies
Room A09

9h-9h30Exclusão e teologia política
Douglas F. Barros (PhD, Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)
9h30-10h(Neo)populismo, fascismo e religião no Brasil contemporâneo
Glauco Barsalini (PhD, Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)
10h-10h30A atuação discursive dos agentes religiosos na disputa pelo espaço público: uma análise de semântica histórica
Ana Rosa Cloclet da Silva (PhD, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil)
11h-11h30Otherness public theology: first impressions and future paths for politics in Brazil
Tiago de Melo Novais (PhD candidate, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, São Bernardo do Campo/SP, Brazil)
11h30-12hReligious politics in Brazil: Populist moment or neocon takeover?
Joanildo Burity (PhD, Professor and Researcher, Joaquim Nabuco Foundation/Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife/PE, Brazil)
12h-12h30In search of restitution after “liberation”. Some South African perspectives
Nico N. Koopman (PhD, Professor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

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