Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development



University of Pretoria, South Africa


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"I am currently completing my B.Div Theology degree along with a post graduate degree in Ancient History. My area of focus is in Christian Iconography and Early Art and Feminist Theology, specifically in relation to the portrayal of women. In regards to Ancient History my focus is on Ancient Mystery Cults, Advanced Mythology, and the lives of women in society. In working intra-disciplinary my aim is to use Iconography and Early Christian Art as visual exegesis and in relation to female sexuality. My aim is to work towards Theological Aesthetics and it's intersection with gender inequality."



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Field of interest:

"New Testament and related literature with a focus on historical Jesus studies, parables and racial, gender and sexual equality. (SDG's)

In my Greek studies I focus on the gender of nouns and adjectives especially in relation to Θεος (theos)"



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"I have a fascination with SDGs! My focus in theology is on interfaith dialogue and relations, with a strong love for African religions (AICs and ATRs) and Islam"







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"My current field of interest lies within Church History, specifically the influence of Christianity on the development of political philosophy. Other interests are urban re-greening and horticulture as part of diaconal mission, entrepreneurial development and innovation, and public theology."


University of the Western Cape, South Africa

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"I am BSc (Natural Sciences) and BTh. graduate currently ministering an Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Cape Town (South Africa). My area of interest is development and decolonization of theology."




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"My fields of interest are: narrative ethics, agency, ecclesiology, substance dependence and (recently) religion and development."





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"I'm interested in Ecumenical studies, Social /Christian Ethics. The most recent research centers on Religion and community development. Critically engaging with scholars/thinkers of African Continent approaches to this notions."




College of Transfiguration Grahamstown, South Africa


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"I have a strong sense which steers me in the direction of Practical Theology."




University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria


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"I am a Ph.D Candidate and a lecturer at The Redeemed Christian Bible College, Nigeria. My field of study is Sociology of Religion while  my current research is on the value of sacred objects in selected African Initiated and Pentecostal churches."







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Field of Interest:

New Testament Studies, New Testament Theology, Mission Studies and Biblical Theology.

"I am current a Ph.D student of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. My field of present study is New Testament Studies. I did my B.A. in Christian Religious Studies; my Masters of Arts in New Testament Studies. I am presently lecturing in the Redeemed Christian Bible College, Nigeria, an affiliate of University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, Nigeria. I am also a minister of the gospel for over two decades now. I am presently ministering in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)."


University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria


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Field of interest:

Church History, Pentecostalism, Mission History, African History, and Development Studies







Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

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Maseno University, Kenya

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Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya


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A PhD candidate at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, department of religion.


"My keen interest is in Gender-based violence , advocator for human equality and justice."




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 "I'm an education officer working as a curriculum officer in the ministry of education Kenya. Currently pursuing PhD in religious studies.My research area is about Church  and persons living with disabilities.My area of interest is culture,Christianity and recently religion and development."





University of South Africa, Kenya


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Field of interest:

"Education and Innovation"









Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Ghana


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Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK / Akrofi- Christaller Institute, Ghana


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"My interest is in  Mission studies  and African Theology with focus on the African's expression of the Christian Faith in relation to their customs and the Churches."








Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. USA/Ghana

David Nyansah Hayfron


Research Interest:


"The Modernization of Ethnomedicinal Healing Practices in Ghana and its Wider Missiological Implications for the Church of Pentecost."





Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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"Role of religious communities and organizations in (sustainable) urban development, public space and religion urban planning and professional self-conception"




Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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"I have a focus on interreligious dialogue, philosophy and political implications of religious belief, and on deep environmental awareness! My theology glows the brightest when we start from the ground, from our needs and perspectives - rather than from abstract dogmatics (but honestly - a thriving debate over trinitarian dogma can make my day, too...)"



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Anas Ghonaim


"I am interested in Gender, and currently writing my thesis about unpaid domestic care work, and how it can be addressed through social protection and labour market policies to ensure gender equality."