Welcome at the Institute for Missiology and the Study of Theologies Beyond Europe

We kindly invite you to explore our website in order to find out more about our research and teaching projects. Fields of attention our institute is focusing on include an ecumenical missiology; the study of theologies beyond Europe, both, within global christianity and in other religions; as well as on the intercultural exchange about foundations for an engaged practice in areas of global concern.

Poster of digital summer school
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German-Iranian Intensive Study Programme: Exploring Asian Christianity with Religious Others II

2-weeks Summer School: 18-29 September 2021
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

10-weeks Digital Online Course: 11 October to 16 December 2021
University of Muenster, Germany

The Intensive Study Programme is structured along five thematic areas:

  • Mapping of Asian Christianity
  • Cross-Cultural Flows and Pan-Asian Movements
  • Asian Christianity and the Social-Cultural Process
  • Interaction with Asian Religious Traditions
  • Asian Migrant Churches in the Middle East and Europe

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Ghana Excursion 2019
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Inter-cultural Theology in Ghana - Women, Religion & Revitalization

- postponed for one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic -

Excursion and study programme
February 17 to March 12 2023

This is an opportunity for MA/ PhD students to join an international group of students and professors in Accra, Ghana for a 2-week intensive study program. Within the program's theme of 'Women, Religion, and Revitalization' we will explore human rights; domestic violence; environmental care; and disability. The program will provide students with opportunities to present papers, gain practical research skills, improve their academic writing, and develop cross-cultural insights and connections.

For a prerequisite course, students should choose to take either of the following two courses:

There is a maximum of 10 participants, please apply by mail to  imw@uni-muenster.de 

Initial meeting [date and room tba]. 3 SWS
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sara Fretheim