The Evangelical Theological Seminary will be hosting the conference "Theological and Missiological Reflections on Christianity among the Roma" (program) from November 28 through December 1, 2017.
The organizer, the Osijek Institute for Mission Studies (OSIMS) and the Roma Study Group of the Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies seek to bring mission scholars and reflective practitioners together to learn and reflect upon Christianity among the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe. Whilst the body of academic research on Roma Christianity has been growing in the last decade, most of the research has been conducted from sociological or anthropological perspectives. Although the social sciences are part and parcel missiological research, this conference is aimed toward encouraging missiological and theological reflection on the trends, challenges, history and growth of Christianity in Roma communities. This conference is not just for academics, but also for those mission practitioners who wish to reflect upon their praxis and experience.