Emil Osmonaliev

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

Sergey

Country: Russia

School: HSE University

Area of Study: Philology

Research Focus: How Russian churches use English political language.

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.

Denys Kondyuk

Country: Ukraine

School: Charles University (Prague)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Developing cultural analysis through theological aesthetics.

Talant

Country: Kazakhstan

School: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Islamic Studies

Research Focus: Faith and Kazakh ethnic identity.