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European Missiological Conference, Spring 2014
03.04.2014 - 06.04.2014
Where: -
NIME Doctoral Course


Call for panels and papers

European Missiological Conference, Spring 2014

Venue: Cultural Center Sofia, Kallvikintie 28, 00980 Helsinki, Finland (

Dates: 3.-6. April 2014

Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 1. September / 1. December 2013


Conference theme:

Mission and Money: Missions in the Context of Global Inequalities

Dear mission studies colleagues,

On behalf of the Nordic Institute for Missiology and Ecumenism (NIME), we invite you to submit a paper abstract or panel proposal for the 2014 European missiological conference. With encouragement from the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) NIME is hosting the European meeting in 2014. The NIME board has selected the Cultural Center Sofia, an orthodox center in Finland, for conference venue. The Sofia center is beautifully located and easily accessible from Helsinki Airport.

The theme for our 2014 conference is ‘Mission in the Context of Inequalities’. The program includes annual regional meetings of the various European missiological societies. We hope to include panels both on teaching missiology and developing courses, on research methodology and publication, mission history, contemporary global Christianity, and mission theology, and we encourage scholars to submit proposals for panels. We invite papers submissions in panels or as individual papers, relating to the conference theme of ‘Mission in the Context of Inequalities’. What we have in mind is not simply the economic dimension of missions let alone fundraising but the more fundamental question of the relation between economic power, development and shifting economies, and Christian missions. Possible themes and questions include, but are not limited to:

Confirmed plenary speakers of the conference include the missiologist Dr. Jonathan Bonk (OMSC, New Haven, US) and the economist Prof. Dr. Magne Supphellen (Bergen, Norway). Updates on conference plenary speakers will be posted on our website as it is available.

How to submit a panel or a paper

Paper abstracts (single papers) and panel proposals (a panel consisting of up to five papers and allotted a fixed time slot for presentation and discussion) should include your name, institutional affiliation (if a panel, then also other possible contributors), a 500-word max proposal outlining the issue, your argument, and the relevance. Questions concerning panels or papers should be directed to chairperson of NIME Jonas Adelin Jørgensen as should your proposal by email attachment to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline for panel proposals is September 1st 2013

Deadline for paper abstracts is December 1st 2013.


Do you want to make sure to get updates on the conference as planning continues? Free online preregistration is available already now at . Please follow the directions on the front page.


Registration Fee

Registration takes place online at from September 1st 2013.

Before December 1st 2013

                             Students           75 €

                             Non-students 100 €

After December 1st 2013

                             Students           90 €

                             Non-students 115 €


Registration includes

Registration includes conference fee only. Please note that cost for lodging and board is not included. Depending on the type of accommodation, prices range from 330 € (shared double bed room) to 540 € (single room). Accommodation is registered when registration for the conference takes place, but paid directly and separately to Cultural Center Sofia upon arrival.




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