Noteworthy

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The American Society of Missiology has chosen "Envisioning Apostolic Theology: As the Father Sends..." for its 2008 annual meeting theme. The meeting will be held June 20-22 at Techny Towers, Techny, Illinois. For details, visit www.asmweb .org or contact Arun W. Jones at ajones@austinseirdnary.edu. The Association of Professors of Mission, meeting June 19-20 at the same location, will focus on the topic "The Gospel Beyond Mere Words: Issues in Contextualizing Liturgy, Music, and the Arts." Visit www.asmweb.org/apm for details, or contact Bonnie Sue Lewis at bslewis@dbq.edu.

The 2008 Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity, July 3-5 at the University of Edinburgh, will have "Perceptions and Portrayals: Heroes and Villains in Mission Historiography" as its theme. The conveners are Lamin Sanneh and Andrew F. Walls. The seminar is cosponsored each year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh, Yale Divinity School, and the Overseas Ministries Study Center. For details, visit www.library .yale.edu/div/yaleedin.htm.

The fourth International Interdisciplinary Munich-Freising Conference on the History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Freising IV) will be held February 15-17,2008, in Freising (near Munich), Germany. Its theme will be "The Year 1989/1990 as a Turning Point in the European and Non-European History of Christianity." Those present will discuss how the collapse of socialism, the end of the cold war, and the start of a "bipolar world order" in 1989-90 affected the churches and Christians not only in Eastern Europe but also in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. A new attempt will also be made to develop a global perspective on the history of Christianity in different parts of the world and its interdependencies. The speakers are leading experts from various regions and backgrounds. For details, visit www.kgl.evtheol urd-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/freismgiv/mdex.html.

"Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State: Development and Politics from Below" is the theme for a conference being planned by the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The gathering will be held April 9-10,2008, in Edinburgh. For details, contact Barbara Bompani, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, b.bompani@ed.ac.uk.

The Henry Martyn Centre and the African Studies Centre of the University of Cambridge will cohost a conference titled "East African Revival: History and Legacies" in Cambridge, April 25-26,2008. The conference is being held to mark the opening to researchers of the private papers of Joe Church (1899-1989), the Anglican medical missionary "who was deeply involved in this movement which has so profoundly shaped the character of Protestant Christianity in much of East Africa," says Brian Stanley, director of the Henry Martyn Centre at Westminster College, Cambridge. …