Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity

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Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England, recently established the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity to promote research and documentation in African and Asian Christian Studies.

Vice-chancellor Gerald Pillay announced that the university is hosting two one-day conferences to inaugurate the center. On May 23, 2008, the theme will be "Needs, Opportunities, and Cooperation in African and Asian Christian Studies," and on May 24 the theme will be "African and Asian Dimensions of Christianity."

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The speakers will include Lamin Sanneh, professor of missions and world Christianity at Yale Divinity School and professor of history at Yale University and director of the Oxford Studies in World Christianity publishing project; Michael Nai Chiu Poon, director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore; Daniel Jeyaraj, professor of world Christianity at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; and Andrew E Walls. Jeyaraj, Sanneh, and Wails are INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH contributing editors.

Walls lectures regularly at the Overseas Ministries Study Center; the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture, Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana; and numerous other institutions and conferences around the world each year. …