Ecumenism in Times of Conflict and War: Historical and Contemporary Experiences and Reflections
NIME-Lund symposium: NIME2023 AGM in conjunction with CTR, Lund University
Dates: March 13, 2023 (seminar) and March 14 (PhD seminar)
Time: March 13: 10:00 – 18:00 + Evening dinner; March 14: Before lunch (TBA)
Theme of seminar: "Ecumenism in Times of Conflict and War: Historical and Contemporary Experiences and Reflections"
- Peter-Ben Smit (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Reggie Nel (University of Stellenbosch)
- Sara Gehlin (University College Stockholm)
- Dimitrios Keramidas (St Thomas Aquinas University, Rome)
Morning program in H140 (SOL building, Finngatan 1)
10:00 – 10:30 Fika: Coffee & snack in front of H140
10:30 – 11:00
- Welcome from local organizers (Jakob Wirén, Lund University)
- Welcome from NIME (Stian Sørlie Eriksen, NIME chair)
- Brief round of introductions
- A brief introduction to the chosen theme (Jonas Jørgensen, NIME board)
11:00 – 11:45 Peter-Ben Smit: "Ecumenical Theology and the Prefiguration of the World to Come"
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 12:45 Sara Gehlin: "A Year for Peace? Approaching 2025 in the Company of Pioneers in Ecumenical History"
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch at Café Lux, LUX building, Helgonavägen 3A
Afternoon program in B152, LUX building, Helgonavägen 3B
14:15 – 15:00 Dimitrios Keramidas: "Ecumenism Facing War. A Deadlock or an Ecclesiological Challenge?"
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Reggie Nel: "The Role of Ecumenism, Church and Missiology in Conflict, from an African Postcolonial Perspective"
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Panel discussion
17:30 – 17:45/18:00 Concluding remarks
18:00-19:00 NIME Annual general meeting – everyone is welcome!
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner: Staff Dining room, LUX, Helgonavägen 3A
The conference is followed by a PhD seminar for mission studies, world Christianity, ecumenism, and related disciplines on Tuesday March 14 at 9-12, LUX:B232, and lunch afterwards. In case you wish to present a paper or attend otherwise in the PhD seminar, send a message to Jakob Wirén (jakob.wirenctr.luse). The papers to be presented need to be sent at least a week before, that is by noon on the 7th of March.
The seminar is free but please use this link for registration:
For more information: vera.la_melactr.luse
The seminar is organized by Vera la Mela (CTR, Lund University), Jakob Wirén (CTR, Lund University), Stian Sørli Eriksen (VID University/NIME Board) and Jonas Adelin Jørgensen (NIME board).