Central Asia & Eastern Europe

Emil

Country: Kyrgyzstan

School: Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan)

Area of Study: Philosophy of Religion

Research Focus: The role of faith (including church attendance, personal & communal prayer, & theological education) in physical healing in Kyrgyzstan’s secular, atheistic culture.

Bear

Country: Russia

School: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Area of Study: Practical Theology

Research Focus: How Christian counseling might reach unbelievers in Russia’s secular, atheistic culture.

Mirzabek

Country: Uzbekistan

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: How the Evangelical Church is contributing to Uzbek society, especially in relation to Islam

Kanat

Country: Kyrgyzstan

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

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

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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.

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.

Dr. Gelu Paul Faina (Romania)

Country: Romania

School: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Dr. Valentin Siniy (Ukraine)

Country: Ukraine

School: South African Theological Seminary (South Africa)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Leadership and governance in theological education in Eastern Europe.

Dr. Alexander Belyaev (Russia)

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.