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8th GloPent Conference "Pentecostalism and Development" – Full Programme

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5 September 2014 (Friday)

12:00–13:00 Registration and Refreshments

13:00–13:30 Conference Welcome and Opening Address

Jörg Haustein, Lecturer in Religions in Africa, SOAS
Gurharpal Singh, Dean of Faculty of Arts & Humanities, SOAS

13:30–15:00 Plenary 1 – Keynote Development Studies

Friend or Foe? Finding Common Ground between Development and Pentecostalism New Insights into Old Questions
Matthew Clarke, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University (Australia)

Response: Michael Jennings, Senior Lecturer Development Studies, SOAS, University of London

15:00–15:30 Refreshments

15:30–18:30 Parallel Session 1

Panel 1A: Megachurches and Social Engagement

Megachurches, Public Theology and Social Policy
Heather Buckingham / Mark J. Cartledge – Postdoctoral research fellow / Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK

The Language and Theological Motivations of Social Engagement in the London Megachurch: A Comparative Study of Holy Trinity Brompton and Kingsway International Community Church
Sarah Dunlop / Sophie Bremner – Postdoctoral research fellows, University of Birmingham, UK

Pentecostals And Planning in the UK
Clara Greed – Prof. em. of Urban Planning, University of the West of England, UK

A Critical Discussion of the Concept of Megachurches
Janina Coronel – PhD student, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Negotiating the Boundaries of Religious, Public and Commercial Spheres: Neo-Pentecostal Megachurches in Singapore
Katja Rakow – Junior Research Group Leader, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Transcultural Dynamics of Contemporary Christian Small Group Practice
Esther Berg – PhD student, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Panel 1B (Part 1): Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements in Contemporary China – Two Ethnographic Case Studies

Women’s Power in the Absence of Church: Female Pentecostal Practices during China’s Culture Revolution
Chen-yang Kao – Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Glossolalia and Church Identity: The Role of Sound in the Making of a Chinese Pentecostal-charismatic Church
Yen-zen Tsai – Professor of Religion, Graduate Institute of Religious Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Panel 1B (Part 2): Pentecostalism and Interreligious Boundaries

Prosperity, Development and Occult Economy in Tanzanian Pentecostal-Charismatic Discourse – The Case of Freemason
Päivi Hasu – Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland

Who is Your Spiritual father?”: Exploring the Relationship Between a Pentecostal Church, Christian Mainland Migrants and Islam in Contemporary Zanzibar
Hans Olsson – PhD candidate, Lund University, Sweden

Witchcraft Concepts in West-African Pentecostal Literature
Judith Bachmann – PhD student, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Contesting the Islamic state: Pentecostalism as a Form of Protest Among the Iranian Converts
Marcin Rzepka – The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow, Poland

Panel 1C: Mind the Gap – Pentecostalism, Development and the Welfare-State

The Lausanne Movement and Holistic Mission: A New Approach to Evangelism?
Hans Geir Aasmundsen – Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Bergen, Norway

Ya estamos en eso”: Evangelical Presence in the Absence of the State
Maren Bjune Christensen – PhD candidate, University of Bergen, Norway

Talking and Doing Development in Africa and Latin America (Guatemala & Nigeria)
Gina Lende – PhD candidate, University of Oslo, Norway

Kenya: Born Again Nation
Gregory Deacon – Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford, UK

Conditional Cash Transfer: Pentecostal Partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippine Government for the Prosperity of the Nation
Giovanni Maltese – PhD student, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Ambiguous Belonging and the Meaning of ‘Spiritual’ Development in the Welfare State: The Worldly and Other-worldly Journeys of the Finnish Kaale
Raluca Bianca Roman – PhD candidate, University of St. Andrews, UK

Panel 1D: Pentecostal Entrepreneurship, Development Initiatives, and Social Mobility

Pentecostalism and Development in Nigeria and Zambia: Community Organizing as a Response to Poverty and Violence
Richard Burgess – Lecturer, University of Roehampton, UK

Crafting Ethiopia’s Glorious Destiny: Pentecostal Business Fellowships Under a Developmental State
Emanuele Fantini – Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Turin, Italy

Pentecostal Pedagogies and Development in Tigray, Ethiopia
Pino Schirripa – Associate professor, University of Rome, Italy

Exploring the Role of African Pentecostal Belief and Practices in Alleviating Unemployment and Poverty through Entrepreneurial Programmes Among Today’s Urban Youth
Frederick Longino – PhD student, The University of York, UK

Pentecostalism in Chile: Intergenerational Persistence and Class Cleavage of Conservative Movements
Manuel Alcaíno / Bernardo Mackenna – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile

Pentecostalism, Political Economy, and Capitalism: A New Framework
Benjamin Kirby – PhD student, University of Leeds, UK

18:30–19:30 Refreshments (Dinner)

19:30–21:00 Plenary 2 – Keynote Religious Studies

Material Development and Spiritual Empowerment? Pentecostalism in Northern Cameroon
Tomas Sundnes Drønen, Prof. for Global Studies and Religion, School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger, Norway

Response: David Maxwell, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Cambridge University

6 September 2014 (Saturday)

09:00-10:30 Plenary 3 – Keynote Social Anthropology

Rupture and Continuity in Pentecostalism and the Implications for Development
Dena Freeman, visiting fellow at the London School of Economics

Response: Birgit Meyer, Professor Religious Studies, University of Utrecht

10:30-11:00 Refreshments

11:00-12:30 Parallel Session 2

Panel 2A: Pentecostalism and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa

Interpreting Development: Discussing Homosexuality, Progress and the Future in Pentecostal-charismatic Churches in Kampala
Barbara Bompani – Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK

All the Single Ladies: Homosexuality, Gender & Politicised Sexuality in the Ugandan Public Sphere
Caroline Valois – PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh, UK

Contestations of Modernity: Pentecostal Nationalism and the Politics of Homosexuality in Zambia and Kenya
Adriaan van Klinken – Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK

Panel 2B: Media, Charisma and the Constitution of Pentecostal Authority

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Pentecostal Musicians and Reflexive Genre-Crossing
Ibrahim Abraham – Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki, Finland

The Commensals of the Word: The Constitution of Person and Circulation of Charisma among Brazilian Pentecostal Believers
Roberta Bivar Carneiro Campos / Cleonardo Mauricio, Jr. – Professor / PhD candidate, Federal de Pernambuco University, Brazil

Ulf Ekman and the Question of Authority
Torsten Löfstedt – Senior Lecturer, Linnæus University, Sweden

Panel 2C: Gender in Pentecostal Experience and Development

Bernice Gerard: Controversial Pentecostal Pastor and Politician in 1970s Vancouver, Canada
Linda M. Ambrose – Professor of History, Laurentian University, Canada

Listen to me, I have something to say”: Black Pentecostal Women and Spirituality as Experience – An Empirical Study
Marcia Clarke – PhD candidate, University of Birmingham, UK

Healing and Gender in the Gospel Miracle Church for All People
Lotta Gammelin – PhD student, Lund University, Sweden

Panel 2D: Transcultural Dynamics & Migrant Pentecostalism

Moving to a Higher Level”: Mobility and Movement Amongst African Pentecostals in Rome
Smadar Brack – PhD candidate, University of Michigan, USA

The Other Side of the Crown: Ground Level Development Initiatives from International (Migrant) Pentecostal Churches in Norway
Stian Eriksen – PhD student, School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Angola: Conciliating Legacies of Past and Projections of Future
Claudia Wolff Swatowiski – Postdoctoral research fellow, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

12:30-13:30 Refreshments (Lunch)

13:30-15:00 Plenary 4 – Panel Discussion: Issues of Practice in Pentecostalism and Development

Daniel Akhazemea, Redeemed Christian Church of God, London

Mike Battcock, UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Rick James, International NGO Training and Research Centre, Oxford

Claudia Währisch-Oblau, Vereinigte Evangelische Mission, Wuppertal, Germany

Chair: Carole Rakodi, Emeritus Professor, Director Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham

15:00-15:30 Conference farewell


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