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Seminar Transnational African Pentecostalism

What Symposium
When 2008-12-09
from 09:15 to 13:30
Where VU University Amsterdam
Contact Name Kim Knibbe
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Attendees All weloome!
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Invitation Hollenweger Center Amsterdam Seminar Transnational African Pentecostalism

On Tuesday 9 December 2008 the Hollenweger Center based at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and affiliated to research institute VISOR (VU Institute for the Study of Religion) organises a forum on Transnational African Pentecostalism.
Dr. Richard Burgess, university of Birmingham and former lecturer in Jos, Nigeria, will present a paper on African theologies. Pastor Olowu, National and European coordinator of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and formerly teaching on Public Policy in Graduate Schools in Nigeria and the Netherlands will be speaking on the mission of this church in Europe. Furthermore, two presentations will be given by students about their research on transnational African Pentecostalism, on leadership issues and its impact on other churches. A discussion panel will then kick off the discussion that will presumably last into lunchtime. The discussion panel will be chaired by prof. dr AF Droogers (director Hollenweger center). Participants in the discussion panel will be prof. dr. ME Brinkman, Anna Quaas (researcher on Nigerian‐initiated Pentecostal churches in Germany), prof. dr. B. Meyer and prof. dr. C. van der Laan.
All welcome!!
Location: Z009, Metropolitan. Buitenveldertse laan 3 (left of tramstop)
9:15 – 9:30 Coffee & tea
9:30 – 10:20 Richard Burgess ‘Freedom from the Past and Faith for the Future’ (including questions and discussion)
10:20 – 11:10 Dele Olowu ‘Faith‐Based Organisations and Development: Case of an African Indigenous Church with Global Reach’ (including questions and discussion)
11:10 – 11:20 Coffee & tea
11:20 – 12:00 Presentations of students
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Attendance is free. If you want to join the lunch please register by sending an e‐mail before 5th of December. For non‐speakers, the cost of this lunch is 5 euro (including fruit and drinks). Mail to:

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Cornelis van der Laan

Veenendaal, The Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
last modified 2008-12-30 18:55