Missiology Lectures 2013: Alastair Ager

  • On November 13-14, the Center for Missiological Research will host Alastair Ager, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at Columbia University, as the speaker for our annual Missiology Lectures. Dr. Ager, in collaboration with his son, Joey Ager, will be presenting a series of talks on the theme "Faith, Secularism and Humanitarian Response."

    The lectures will begin with All-Seminary Chapel Wednesday morning, and continue with lectures Wednesday evening and Thursday. Visit www.fuller.edu/cmr for the full schedule.

    In recent years, development work has seen a shift in the perceived legitimacy of faith and spirituality, to the point where some scholars are discussing the emergence of a post-secular era. Otherwise secular humanitarian initiatives are now taking up concern for the faith of the people they serve in new ways and are increasingly recognizing spirituality as an essential element of restored personhood. As a result, the church (along with other faith communities) has a set of new challenges and opportunities. What is the best way to engage with these new opportunities? How can we prevent secular humanitarian work from instrumentalizing faith-based organizations and churches? Where does evangelization fit as a component of partnerships with non-Christian organizations?

    We hope you will join us as we discuss these new ideas and seek to find a way to provide leadership in this new conversation that bridges domains that are often seen as unavoidably separate in the public sphere.

    For more about the Missiology Lectures, visit www.fuller.edu/cmr.
  • Where: Payton 101
  • Dates: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Time zone: Pacific Standard Time