„Mission Studies and Intercultural Theology: Discontinuity or Continuity?“ Third Conference of the Network Intercultural Theology, Loccum, 9-10 October 2024

The Conference theme

Since the discipline of Intercultural Theology in the German-speaking context historically
emerged from Mission Studies, there is an ongoing debate about the relationship of both. In
some universities the discipline Intercultural Theology is connected with Religion Studies, in
others it is linked rather to Practical Theology. This conference wants to shed some light into
this debate from an ecumenical and interreligious perspective.

Our keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Claudia Jahnel (Professor of Missiology, Ecumenism and Religious
Studies at Universität Hamburg). She will introduce the conference topic by reflecting on
Intercultural Theology as a field of study.


Our network promotes international and interdisciplinary networking and invites early-career
academics to vivid discussions and networking. Participation is open to all early-career scholars
(M.A., PhD, Postdoc) in the fields of Intercultural Theology, Mission Studies, Religious Studies
and related disciplines. Presenting a paper is not mandatory for participation. Papers (ENG) may
either address the NIT conference topic or focus on ongoing or future research projects.


Please submit your paper abstract by describing your topic or question (max. 300 words) or register without a paper until 1st August 2024 (submission via google forms, link and QR code in the pdf). Participation is free (incl. meals and accommodation). Due to planning issues, in case of last minute cancellation, there will be a fee charged. The conference is funded by the DGMW. Travel costs must be paid for individually.
In case of funding difficulties, please contact sandra.langhop@uol.de.

For participation at the DGMW conference (10th-12th October 2024), please register separately (for
more information see the flyer of DGMW, or contact: birgit.wolter@evlka.de). There is a dis-
count on the participation fee for every young scholar under 35 years enrolled in a univeristy.


«Network Intercultural Theology», organizational team: Mirja Lange
(Münster), Sandra Langhop (Oldenburg), Leita Ngoy (Gütersloh), Rahel Weber (Basel)

Contact address: sandra.langhop@uol.de