Theme: Contemporary Insights and Imperatives for 'Missio ad gentes,' 'Missio cum gentes' and 'Missio inter gentes'.
Christian Mission today is inserted within a highly mobile, highly diversified and multi-religious world context. Contemporary missiology addresses this world context. The sense of conversion and reflection on conversion are predictably complex as well as interesting.
The call for papers covers a wide range of areas, for example:
the intersection of conversion and commission, within Abrahamic religions, and between Christianity and other religions
mission of “presence”/ “witness” and the sense/meaning of conversion (even danger of conversion) in places where it is extremely difficult or impossible to mission, to change affiliation
multi-religious belonging and the meaning of conversion—change of conviction that perhaps may not imply change of affiliation, and vice versa
Historical and contemporary theologies of Conversion: their implications for missionary activity today
Information to be included in your proposal: Your proposal should be not more than 250 words (maximum of 100 words précis to be posted on the CTSA website). Please provide your name and institution with the proposal and indicate whether you will be requiring A/V equipment. CTSA guidelines require that those making proposals ordinarily be CTSA members in good standing. These guidelines also require that no member presents more than once at a given convention.
Deadline: September 1, 2012. Please submit proposals to Elochukwu Uzukwu firstname.lastname@example.org.