Gambian theologian and one of the most significant theologians of mission in the English-speaking world, D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity, Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies at Yale University. He is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and an Honorary Research Professor at the School of Oriental & African Studies in the University of London. He has served several times as chair of Yale’s Council on African Studies and is an editor-at-large of The Christian Century. For his academic work, Sanneh was made Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Lion, Senegal’s highest national honor. He was appointed by John Paul II to serve on the Pontifical Commission of the Historical Sciences at the Vatican and by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Commission on Religious Relations with Muslims.
Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), National University of Malaysia (UKM). He has been appointed as one of the 15 members of the Consultative Council on Foreign Policy by Foreign Minister and is the Co-chair of the Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance (a member of the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations), member of the National SDG Steering Commitee, Economic Planning Unit, government of Malaysia. He also took part in the action research project of neighbourhood approach funded by the Department of National Unity and Integration of Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Director of Lanka Bible College─Centre for Graduate Studies, Sri Lanka; Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Contemporary Sri Lankan Studies. He is also the chief editor of the Journal of Lanka Bible College. He holds a PhD. from Wycliffe Hall, the University of Oxford, in Biblical Studies. He is widely travelled and has taught in theological.
colleges in Australia, Canada, U.S. and Sri Lanka. He is passionate about church planting and training leaders for the work of the ministry.
German historian of Christianity and Professor emeritus at LMU Munich University. He developed it – in addition to the treatment of classical patristic themes – into the only Chair of Church history at a Faculty of Protestant Theology in German-speaking central Europe that has specialized in the history of non-western and global the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for African Studieso the geographical and cultural-contextual plurality of World Christianity.He also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology, Head of the Institute of Church History and Member of the Senate of the University of Munich.
U.S. theologian and also the Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Chair in History of Religions at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a Review Editor of Journal of World Christianity and has served on the editorial advisory board for Studies in the History of Christian Mission since 1997. His publications on the encounter of Hindus and Buddhists
with Christian missionaries in the nineteenth century South Asia include Vain Debates: The Buddhist-Christian Controversies of Nineteenth-Century Ceylon and The Bible Trembled: The Hindu-Christian Controversies of Nineteenth-Century Ceylon. He is interested in the history of the encounter between Christianity and various religions of Asian origin, the place of Christianity in non-Western pluralisms, and contemporary understandings of interreligious dialogue.
Academic Dean of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS), a doctoral research centre in the University of Oxford specializing in the study of World Christianity and civil society, which has a major influence with global Christian ministries and leaders throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He oversees the academic program to build global relationships. Prior to serve at OCMS, he served for 11 years in Singapore at Trinity Theological College. He was the Chair of the Theological Review and Response Committee of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore and as an executive board member of the National Council of Churches, Singapore. His expertise is in China and Southeast Asian Church and State.
Indian theologian, Professor of World Christianity and the Director of Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity at Liverpool Hope University, U.K. He is also currently a chief editor of Dharma Deepika, a biannual South Asian Journal of Missiological Research. His teaching and research primarily deals with the dynamics of Christian missions and their interaction with native cultures. He has taught in major theological colleges and universities in India, Germany, and the U.S.A. and carried out advanced research in India, Germany, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. He is a leading authority on the study of the Royal Danish-Halle Mission, Pietism, and the emergence of Protestant churches and Tamil Christian leaders in eighteenth century India.
Chinese theologian, Senior Fellow at Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity at Liverpool Hope University, U.K. China Victory Theological Seminary, Institute of International Harmony and Sustainable Development, and Victory Ministries International are under his supervision. He is the Chairman of the Bishop Dennis Ng Victory Ministries Foundation and the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Harmony and Humanity. His missions span across the North America, South Asia and Africa. He has hosted seminars and presented papers in prestigious universities and theological seminaries including Yale University, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, Peking University, LMU Munich University, University of Manchester, Fujian Normal University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Yanjing Theological Seminary in Beijing, and others. He is a prolific author who has published 17 books and his latest book Theology of Harmony (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2018) is influential in China.