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Christianity in India: Religious Change and Economic Development

A Faculty Development Seminar in Bangalore, Channai, Dehli

An International Seminar of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, via a collaboration of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

Application deadline is January 15, 2015

Learn more about the seminar and how to apply


Nagel Fellowship Award Winners


Stephanie Sandberg, Communication, Arts, and Sciences

“Faith-Based Institutions and their Attitudes toward Human Trafficking in Ghana.” Professor Sandberg will be hosted as a Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Ghana for Academic Year 2015-2016. She will teach a course in drama for transformation, interview religious leaders about human trafficking in Ghana, and write a documentary drama on the topic that her students (in Ghana and Grand Rapids) will perform.



Debra Paxton-Buursma (Education), and Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk (Art)

“Longing, Learning, and Leaning toward Hope.” During Interim 2016, Professors Van Reeuwyk and Buursma will engage thirty-five Calvin students with Indonesian community and arts leaders from diverse traditions in an arts-based dialogue and inquiry. The students then will create new works of art which will be exhibited in the Center Art Gallery at Calvin.