Nathan Somanathan

Country: Sri Lanka

School: University of Birmingham (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Orthodoxy as a basis for Christian engagement with Buddhists.

Tony Deik

Country: Palestine

School: Trinity College Bristol, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: Crafting a theology of missions and social justice from Acts.

Elias Ghazal

Country: Lebanon

School: Lancaster University (UK)

Area of Study: International Relations

Research Focus: The political use of religious violence in order to advance sustainable alternatives for the Middle East.

Sara Amestegui-Deik

Country: Bolivia

School: Bristol Baptist College, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: Apologetics, Eschatology

Research Focus: How eschatology and apologetics impact the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ramsis Tawab Kaleny

Country: Egypt

School: Bristol

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: The theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in relation to Athanasius of Alexandria.

Grace Al-Zoughbi Arteen

Country: Palestine

School: London School of Theology (UK)

Area of Study: Theological Education

Research Focus: Culturally adept educational systems to support women Biblical scholars and theologians in the Middle East.

Alexander Belyaev

Country: Russia

School: Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Area of Study: Religious Studies

Research Focus: Christology and an analysis of Early Christian apocalyptic tradition.

Guillermo Velilla

Country: Colombia

School: Oxford (UK)

Area of Study: Oriental Studies

Research Focus: Syntax in Proverbs to equip the Latin American Church for better exegesis.

Timothy

Country: China

School: London School of Theology (UK)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: A theology of the Godhead in the Gospel of John for the Chinese Church, with implications of Christ’s portrayal in Revelation for Christian worship and missions.

Stavan John

Country: India

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: Christian understandings of Jesus’ bodily resurrection and ascension in contrast to Hindu avatar theology.

Patrick

Country: China

School: University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: Pauline understandings of sin, salvation, and moral responsibility in shame-based cultures.

Gerardo Corpeño

Country: El Salvador

School: Wheaton College Graduate School (USA)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The implications of Christ’s cross for reconciliation in violent societies.

David Hayfron

Country: Ghana

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Herbal healing in Ghana and its missiological impact, especially in relation to faith healing practices.

Sergey

Country: Russia

School: HSE University

Area of Study: Philology

Research Focus: How Russian churches use English political language.

Talant

Country: Kazakhstan

School: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Islamic Studies

Research Focus: Faith and Kazakh ethnic identity.

Mwawi Chilongozi

Mwawi Chilongozi

Country: Malawi

School: University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Area of Study: Practical Theology

Research Focus: A practical theological reflection on microfinance as a tool of socioeconomic empowerment for rural women in northern Malawi.

Elilo Ezung

Country: India

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: The doctrine of the Holy Spirit in relation to traditional Naga perspectives.

Eva Wong

Country: Malaysia

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: A study of the Assemblies of God of Malaysia from classical to contemporary times with special reference to Joel 2:28-32.

Mariana Schietti

Country: Brazil

School: Pontifícia Universidade Católicado Paraná

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The divine definition of goodness in Genesis 1.

Yan

Country: China

School: China Graduate School of Theology (China)

Area of Study: Church History

Research Focus: Investigating the history of China’s independent church movement.

Rigoberto Figueroa

Country: Cuba

School: Instituto Teológico (FIET) (Argentina)

Area of Study: Theological Education

Research Focus: The history of Evangelical theological education in Cuba.

Radostin Marchev

Country: Bulgaria

School: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The Virgin Mary's place in theological dialogue between Orthodox and Protestant Christians.

Rania Hendy

Country: Egypt

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: A comparative analysis of the "Oracles Concerning Egypt" in the major prophets as a way to understand modern Egyptian identity.

Edmond Vanderpuye

Country: Ghana

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Sustainable Development

Research Focus: Financing sustainable development through social enterprise initiatives.

Yosam Manafa

Country: Uganda

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The changing demographics of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement and its missional impact in Uganda.

Michelle Mingyue Kang

Country: China

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The historical roots of Sinicization, with particular emphasis on the legacy and thought of public theologian Bishop Ding Guan Xun (known as K.H. Ting in the West).

Samuel Nwokoro

Country: Nigeria

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: Islamic Studies

Research Focus: The Islamization of Arabic and the Arabization of Melkite Christian theology in light of encounters between Christian missionaries and their Muslim neighbors in Nigeria.

Evangeline Lele

Country: China

School: Talbot School of Theology

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: Secularization and postmodernism in China.

Karim

Country: Algeria

School: Sorbonne University (France)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: Distinguishing Jesus Christ from Islamic messianic figures for more effective witness among North African Muslims.

Kanat

Country: Kyrgyzstan

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Theological analysis of the work of Chingiz Aitamov, one of Kyrgyzstan's best-known writers.

Joshua Gomatam

Country: India

School: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: Comparing the ethical frameworks in the Hebrew Scriptures to that of other Ancient Near Eastern cultures and the Vedic culture of India.

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Country: Russia

School: University of South Africa

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The mission work of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Salome Simeon

Country: India

School: Christ University (India)

Area of Study: Psychology

Research Focus: A Christian response to cultural factors for depression in India.

Kiran Sharma

Country: Nepal

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Practical Theology

Research Focus: Christian financial stewardship in Nepal.

Shurhisieu Meyase

Country: India

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: How Christian morality and traditional Naga morality intersect in context of modern attempts to revive tribal practices.

David Lian

Country: Myanmar

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: How suffering forms community identity in the book of Philippians.

Serge Yao

Country: Côte d’Ivoire

School: Université de l’Alliance Chrétienne d’Abidjan (UACA) (Côte d’Ivoire)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: Exploring ethnicity and identity in Esther to promote respect for cultural differences amid tribalism and division.

Daniel Dama

Country: Benin

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Implications for Peacebuilding and missions in West Africa's religiously extremist environment from a comparative study of Christian and Muslim Fulbe songs.

Sofanit Abebe

Country: Ethiopia

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: A Biblical theology of creation and suffering to address Africa’s mounting environmental crisis.

Ara Badalian

Country: Iraq

School: Asia Graduate School of Theology (Philippines)

Area of Study: Islamic Studies

Research Focus: Christian-Muslim dialogue in Iraqi history.

Meron Gebreananaye

Country: Ethiopia

School: University of Durham (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: Paul’s use of Temple imagery in the development and practice of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

Hepziba Arputharaj

Country: India

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The role of women in the development of healthy Christian families that impact society.

Wubshet Senbe

Country: Ethiopia

School: Africa International University (Kenya)

Area of Study: Interreligious Studies

Research Focus: The influence of political Islam on contemporary Ethiopia.

Pavani Paul

Country: India

School: Wycliffe College (Canada)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: An analysis of the psalms of lament as a means for healing from suffering and trauma.

Anne Zaki

Country: Egypt

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Homiletics

Research Focus: Examining the distinctive Egyptian preaching and worship traditions that emerged during the revolutions of 2011 and 2013.

Anna

Country: Cambodia

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: Exodus 19-24 and Ancient Near Eastern law collections as a lens for understanding Cambodian and Hong Kong faith and politics.

Matthias Gergan

Country: India

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Equipping the South Asian Himalayan Church to address demographic shifts and cultural changes spurred by rapid globalization.

Denys Kondyuk

Country: Ukraine

School: Charles University (Prague)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Developing cultural analysis through theological aesthetics.

Jean Musavuli

Country: DR Congo

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: Reconsidering the message of Nehemiah and its applicability to Christian leadership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Andry Randrianasolo

Country: Madagascar

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The casting out of demons and laying on of hands in Lutheran missions.

Boye-Nelson Kiamu

Country: Liberia

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The role of media technologies in youth discipleship and Gospel communication in Liberia.

Raymond Ayayee

Country: Ghana

School: Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology – Mission and Culture (Ghana)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Holistic disciple-making and Africa’s transformation, especially the sociocultural impact of parachurch groups in Ghana.

Walid Zailaa

Country: Lebanon

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Geography and space in Isaiah 2 in relation to conflicts in the Middle East.

Habtamu Kebede

Country: Ethiopia

School: Asian Theological Seminary (Philippines)

Area of Study: Contextual Theology

Research Focus: A Biblical theology of prophecy for the current Ethiopian prophetic movement.

Nok Kam

Country: Myanmar

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Renewing Christian identity and mission among the Burmese in Myanmar.

Jhohan Centeno

Country: Colombia

School: Universidad Pontificia Boliviana (Colombia)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: The Biblical roots of contemporary Pentecostal perceptions and practices of anointing.

Saralen Tran

Country: Vietnam

School: Asia Graduate School of Theology (Philippines)

Area of Study: Transformational Learning

Research Focus: Factors that limit the success of students from ethnic minorities at theological schools in Vietnam.

Francis Matthew

Country: India

School: Bristol/University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: The silence of God in Old Testament rape narratives.

Haruna Mogtari

Country: Ghana

School: University of Ghana

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Christian-Muslim relations in Ghana in the face of rising extremism.

Motuma Amante

Country: Ethiopia

School: Concordia Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Understandings of Lutheran identity in the Ethiopian Evangelical church Mekane Yesus.

Tekletsadik Nigru

Country: Ethiopia

School: Concordia Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Historical Theology

Research Focus: Building on Early Church insights to foster Christian unity and ecumenical collaboration in Ethiopia.

Lucas Nascimento

Country: Brazil

School: Pontifícia Universidade Católicado Paraná

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: An examination of the last speech of Job.