Faith and Migration: How Diaspora Churches Are Shaping North American Christianity
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Our free summer Evening Public Lectures feature a wide range of professors, both guests and Regent regulars. Enjoy delving deep into a pressing issue with a wise guide; then brave the mic to ask your burning question. Better (and cheaper) than a night at the movies.
Due to closure of the College related to Covid-19, all of our Summer 2020 lectures will be streamed online.
Lecture Description: Global migration is radically changing the face of North American Christianity. Religious decline in the West, along with the rise of thriving immigrant churches, is producing a powerful demographic reconfiguration. Thoughtful reflection on the significance of this demographic shift will allow us to recognize and celebrate diaspora churches as equal partners in mission and ministry.
Stanley John serves as Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at Alliance Theological Seminary and as Teaching Pastor at Ridgeway Alliance Church in White Plains, New York. His research focuses on diaspora churches in the Arabian Gulf, World Christianity, Pentecostalism, and transnational networks.
Dr. John will be teaching the course Pentecostalism: From Roots to Recent Growth from June 1–5, 2020 as part of our 2020 Summer Programs.