• Akinwumi, Akindolie

    Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria


    I am a lecturer at The Redeemed Christian Bible College, Nigeria. My field of study is Sociology of Religion while my current research is on the "Values of Sacred Objects in Selected African Initiated and Pentecostal churches." I have researched and published articles on African theology, African Pentecostalism Politics and African culture as they relate to religion & development.
    Akindolie, Akinwumi Ambrose

  • Akintunde, Felix

    University of Ibadan, Nigeria


    Field of Interest: Religious Development, New Testament Studies and Theology

    Field of Study: New Testament Studies and Mission

    Ph.D Research Topic: The Motif of Suffering in Paul’s Missionary Discourse and Its Relevance for Missions in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
    Research Topic from the field of Religion and Development: Christ Apostolic Church Interventionist Approaches in Sustainable Health Care Delivery and Development in Nigeria

  • Anofuechi, Benson

    University of the Western Cape, Republic of South Africa


    Field of Interest: Ecumenical Studies, Social/Christian Ethics, Religion and Community development.

  • Awudi, Emmanuel

    Akrofi-Christaller Institute


    A PhD Candidate at Akrofi-Christaller Institute, my field of interest is Ecotheology.

  • Canon Nenge, Terna

    Ajayi Crowther University Oyo, Oyo state, Nigeria


    I am a Ph.D. in Religious Studies candidate but have recently been interested in researching the intersection between trado-biblical healing and scientific-biomedical cures under the research topic: Ethno-religious-medicine, the Bio-medical establishment, and the Repositioning of African Traditional Medicine. My effort is geared towards the decolonization of African Traditional Medicine praxis and spaces experienced through ‘radical monopoly’ and ‘professional and culture imperialism.’

  • Corona, Alma

    Berlin Mission


    I was born in Mexico, where I studied a bachelor in Accountancy in Administration. Afterwards, I studied a Master in International and Development Economics in Berlin. Since 2013, I work in the Department of Development Services of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg, where I am in charge of the administration of the projects with the Protestant Church and Ecumenical Institutions in Cuba.

  • du Toit, Charel

    University of Pretoria


    Study interests: New Testament and related literature, feminist studies, historical Jesus, parables.

    Currently completing my Masters in New Testament and Related Literature, with the topic: 'Historical Jesus' view on women: influenced by culture, Paul, or ex nihilo?' I am fluent in Afrikaans and English, capable in German, and have professional working proficiency in Ancient Greek translation. I love the outdoors, traveling, hiking, jogging, great food, and playing guitar.

  • Eneji, Eneji Joseph

    University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria


    Field of Interest: Church History, Pentecostalism in Nigeria, Mission History, African History, an Development Studies.

  • Ganira, Catherine

    Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology


    A motivated, organized and responsible pastor and part- time Lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. I am zealous and focused pastor and Lecturer. I have a positive approach to work and strong driven person who works to see things done through to completion. In the current church I have managed to solicit funds and bought a plot for the church building and now we are putting up a church building through the means of sourcing funds from well wishers.

  • Hahn, Jan Philipp

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


    After one year of voluntary service in Douala, Cameroon, Jan Philipp Hahn began his studies of Protestant Theology at HU. His general interest in African Culture and African Christian communities became an important focus in his studies and led him to work at the chair of intercultural theology and the chair of the sociology of religion. Besides this focus, he is very interested in interreligious dialogue, which impelled him to learn Arabic. He plans to do a study year in Lebanon in 2021-2022.

  • Hinz, Paulina

    Roskilde University, Denmark


    Additional information: Based on my Social Sciences background and my interest in Post-colonial Studies, I enjoy challenging hegemonic notions of the West. Still being new in the field of religious studies, I though recognize the potential of belief systems in disclosing different worldviews. Since I gained insight into the political dimension of religion and development, I seek to broaden the landscape and became interested in African Spirituality.

  • Julies, Deidre

    University of Western Cape, South Africa


    I have completed a MA in Intercultural Theology at Georg-August University, Goettingen in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences in Hermannsburg, Germany and now embarking on a PhD. My field of interest is Interculturality, Ethics and Morality, Religion and Spirituality, Community Development and Advancement. I enjoy being out in nature and participate in outdoor sports. Some of my hobbies are running, hiking, learning and experiencing different cultures.

  • Kelm, Elske

    Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and HUB, Germany


    Studies: B.A. Sociology and Economics (WWU Münster, Germany), currently studying Sustainability, Society and the Environment (M. Sc.)

    Fields of interest: Sustainable Development, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Environmental Justice, Sustainability Communication

  • Kosi, Xolilev

    University of Western Cape, CAPE TOWN, Republic of South Africa


    I was trained, as a young activist, in youth leadership and strategic engagement through the structures of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) and the YOUTH FOR CHRIST (YFC) respectively. It was through the latter that I was offered an opportunity to broaden my horizons in terms of youth work around the country and in both the United States of America (USA) as well as Canada. I left youth ministry and engaged in Theological Training and upon graduation worked as a pastor.

  • Lukalo, Beatrice Vugutsa

    Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology


    I'm an education officer working as a curriculum officer in the ministry of education Kenya. Currently in the final stage of PhD in religious studies. My research area is about Church and persons living with disabilities.
    My area of interest is culture, Christianity and recently religion and development.

  • Makgale, Tsholofelo

    University of Pretoria


    My field of interest is Historical and Systematic Theology, entailing public theology, liberation theology, Christian Ethics and the role of science and technology towards social development. I intend to integrate these roles in the sustainable development of local communities and community engagement.
    I am currently completing my honours degree in Dogmatics and Christian Ethics. My research areas are centred around the role and impact of religious organisations in society.

  • Mornah, Bernard

    Langdi Paradise FARMS


    Pursuing a Masters Class on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development would enhance my understanding and help me proffer practical solutions to the challenges in my land of birth. In Ghana, Rastafari students are denied access to secondary education because of their dreadlocks, Muslim students are prevented from fasting during Ramadan among other unacceptable practices that could trigger religious conflict and deviate sustainable development.

  • Ngwena, Patricia

    University of the Western Cape


    Patricia Dudu Ngwena holds a BTh in Systematic Theology, BTh Hons in Sys-tematic Theology and a Master’s degree in Systematic Theology. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of the Western Cape.

    Her academic interests focus on the intersection between land degradation, African theologies, cultural anthropology and African indigenes’ lifeworlds with reference to ecology.

  • Oberholzer, Ninnaku

    University of Pretoria


    I am a masters Theology student with a focus on the Virgin Mary in Christian art and Feminist criticism. I am also completing a post graduate degree in Ancient History at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. My academic field of interest include ancient history, art, symbolism, and theology. My hobbies include conspiracy and crime documentaries, gardening, painting, and reading.

  • Pekeur, Janine

    University of the Western Cape, South Africa


    PHD - Pilgrimage walking and spiritual well-being: A case study of a personalised COVID trail in Cape Town and its surrounding areas.

  • Sethono, Kamagano

    University of Pretoria, South Africa


    I am currently doing my BTH (Hon) in Old Testament Studies. My aim is to explore the themes of social justice, reconciliation and spirituality in the African context by relating them to narratives we find in the Old Testament. I believe that all humans are born with a sense of spirituality and that faith is a prerequisite for a fulfilled life. Therefore, I want to link the Old Testament as well as the Systematic and Historical Theology, focusing predominantly on spirituality and psychology.

  • Swanepoel, Nadine

    University of Pretoria


    I am currently busy with a PhD study in Systematic Theology, Spirituality and Ethics. My fields of interest include feminist theology, feminist spiritualities and the life-giving change these create in communities. I work as a reverend in the Dutch Reformed Church and can speak Afrikaans and English. My hobbies include reading, creating and exploring.