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Human Rights in the Atlantic World and Beyond

The 2016 Great Lakes History Conference will be held at the L.V. Eberhard Center on the Grand Rapids campus of Grand Valley State University on October 21 & 22, 2016.  The theme of the 2016 conference is: Human Rights in the Atlantic World and Beyond. 

To address this history and its legacy, our keynote speaker will be Héctor Tobar, author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free. Mr. Tobar’s work examines the evolving and interdependent relationship between Latin America and the United States. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Mr. Tobar writes for the Los Angeles Times and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine.


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International Scientific Research Conference (ISCR)

The Academy of IRMBR  Conference of International Scientific Research Conference (ISCR) will be held on 17th and 18th May 2016 in Dubai UAE. The conference theme is "International Scientific Research Conference (ISCR)". The Academy of IRMBR conference brings together academicians and professionals from various business and economics disciplines to share latest research findings and brainstorm new research ideas across disciplines. The Academy of IRMBR Conference is a unique forum for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests to meet and interact with each other. Research papers using theoretical, quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods approaches are encouraged as are those using interdisciplinary approaches. All accepted manuscripts will be published in Academy of IRMBR journals.

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Stott Bediako




INFEMIT and the Oxford Center for Mission Studies (OCMS) welcome participation and reflections at the Stott-Bediako Forum on The Refugees Crisis: A Shared Human Condition. The event will be held OCMS, Oxford, UK on the 13-14 June, 2016.
The Stott-Bediako forum is an annual gathering of scholars and practitioners who are committed to address the realities of the contemporary world in light of the message of the Gospel. As its name suggests, the ethos of the forum follows in the footprints of John W.R. Stott and Kwame Bediako – Christian leaders who have had a lasting impact on generations of Christian believers worldwide, particularly as they emphasized and insisted on proclaiming and living out the whole Gospel. Both Stott and Bediako promoted a holistic understanding of mission and the importance of constructive engagements of Christianity and culture – preoccupations that are at the very heart of INFMEMIT and OCMS, the conveners of this forum. For its fifth edition, the 2016 Stott-Bediako Forum will focus on the topic of “The Refugee Crisis.” In 2015, Europe alone received one million refugees migrating from Middle Eastern countries, and the crisis is unfolding even as we plan this gathering. There are similar refugee crises in different parts of the world with many tragic consequences at personal, family and community levels. It is therefore imperative that responses to these realities are sought and formulated in the light of the truth of the Gospel, whose message addresses the entire reality of human existence including that of refugees. How does the Bible present the reality of refugees? How do we, as followers of Jesus, as pilgrims and ‘resident aliens’ in this world, respond to these tragic realities? In what concrete ways should Christian communities engage? We hope that this gathering of theologians and practitioners from around the world will be an opportunity for us to reflect, discuss and understand our role to address redemptively such urgent matters within our contexts. Those interested in learning more about attending the 2016 Stott-Bediako Forum can email for more information.


Annual Consultation:
Wisdom in Mission

Call for Proposals: An Environment of Grace: Stewardship, Dominion, and Creation in Christian Mission

May 24-25, 2016

The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide seeks proposals from research students for presentations at its annual Wisdom in Mission consultation under the theme: An Environment of Grace: Stewardship, Dominion, and Creation in Christian Mission to be held May 24 and 25 in Birmingham, England.

Now in its 12th year, Wisdom in Mission brings together leaders of mission organizations and other practitioners for a focused period of conversation around a particular theme. This year’s theme responds to the increased focus on environmental and ecological issues and their relation to mission. From a papal encyclical to a Lausanne consultation, as well as a major climate conference and increased attention to climate change from political leaders, it is clear that our relationship to the created world needs to be a focus of Christian thinking and activity.


Questions may be directed to the CCCW Director, Jesse Zink,



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‘Responses to Missions: Appropriations, Revisions, and Rejections’ – Call for Papers

Annual Meeting of Yale-Edinburgh Group
on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

University of Edinburgh
23-25 June 2016
Deadline: 7 March 2016

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