DABOH Sessions, Toronto 2012

DABOH Programme


  • Marek Rostkowski, OMI, Director of the Library of Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome
  • Michael Poon, Director and Asian Christianity Research Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Morning 10:30-12:30 Documenting the Marginalised

  • Missiology in Eastern Europe – Wojciech Kluj, University Cardinal Wyszynski of Warsaw, Poland
  • Elisha Ilene Ogunfeyimi, 1901- 1996: The Story of the Migration of an African King-Priest and the Founding of Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Zion, Nigeria – Samson Adetunji Fatokum, Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Belgian Gospel Mission – Aaldert Prins, EVADOC, Protestants-Evangelisch Archief- en Documentatiecentrum, Belgium
  • Digital Media, Dislocation, Documentation and the Study of Mission – John Roxborogh, Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore

Afternoon 14:30-16:00 DABOH Open Forum

Structural Problems in Mission Studies after Twenty Years

Speaker: Andrew F. Walls (Founding chair of DAB/DABOH; Professor of the History of Missions, Liverpool Hope University; Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh; and Research Professor at Africa International University Center for World Christianity, Nairobi)
Chair: Marek Rostkowski

Friday, 17 August 2012

Morning 09:00-12:00: Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism Project

Presenter and facilitator: Dietrich Werner, Programme Coordinator of the Programme on Ecumenical Theological Education at the World Council of Churches

Afternoon 14:00-17:00:

  • Documentation, Traditioning, and the Emergence of Asian Pacific Christianity – Michael Nai-Chiu Poon, Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore
  • DABOH Matters – Facilitators: Michael Poon and Marek Rostkowski

1. From Balaton to Toronto and beyond
2. DABOH Book Project
3. Preparation for the International Congress 2014 in Europe

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Morning 10:30-12:30 Developing Mission Studies as a Thick Discipline

  • The Contribution of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate [OMI] in the Beginning and Development of the Missionary Bibliography – Marek A. Rostkowski, Biblioteca della Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Vatican
  • Documentation Projects Relating to Church Developments in Ghana – Korklu A Laryea, University of Cape Coast Library, Ghana
  • Embracing the Brother to Representing the Other: The Salvation Army’s Promotion of Foreign Missions in Victorian London – Andrew M. Eason, Booth University College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • The Cuban archives — a work in progress – Mariel Deluca Voth, Bethel Seminary, San Diego, CA, USA

Afternoon 14:30-16:00

  • DABOH Open Forum: The Traces of Transitus Domini in Human History; Speaker: Dom Michael Zielinski (Vice President of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church) — video conferencing
  • DABOH Business session