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Past Webinars:

To Conquer and Subdue: An Ecological Reading of Wilderness in Jeremiah 17:5-8 and its Colonial Reverberations with Dr Emily Colgan

Dr Emily Colgan is a Pakeha researcher in Biblical Studies and the Manukura/Principal at St John’s Theological College/Hoani Tapu te Kaikauwhau i te Rongopai in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and contemporary social imaginaries, asking about the degree to which the ideologies contained within biblical texts continue to inform communities in the present. Emily is particularly interested in ecological representations in the Bible, as well as depictions of gender and violence. With thanks too to Dr Paulo Ueti, USPG Regional Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean, for hosting.


Mission, Power and Dialogue: Theology of Mission in the Age of Rising Nationalism with Rev'd Dr Joshua Samuel

Joshua's engaging talk provides a background on Hindu fundamentalism and nationalism. He focuses particularly on the status of Dalits and Christian Dalits through a conversation between the Indian context and North American religious political context. Joshua then proposes a theology of mission that speaks from the perspective of grassroots, oppressed communities; pointing out that learning from the margins, such as from Dalit Christianity, can help us to move us towards a more power sensitive, dialogical and sacramental understanding of mission. 

Rev'd Dr Joshua Samuel is an ordained minister of the Church of South India currently serving in the Episcopal Church. Along with doing parish ministry, he teaches Theology and Mission at the George Mercer School of Theology, Garden City, New York. He has also served briefly on the faculty of the United Theological College, Bangalore, India. 

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