Meetings & Participants

The Re-Imagining Worship Project, a project of the Council for World Mission, facilitates the creation of life-affirming liturgies from around the world. This project began with four multi-day workshops around the world in 2018-2019: Manila, Philippines; Kingston, Jamaica; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Sicily, Italy. 

Philippines Jamaica South Africa Italy

PARTICIPANTS and PARTNERS

Ms. Moe Nilar

M.Th (Mission) Thesis, Myanmar Institute of Theology

Yangon, Myanmar.

 

Dan González-Ortega 

President, Theological Community of Mexico

Mexico

 

Andy Braunston

United Reformed Church Minister

Scotland

 

Yohana Agra Junker

Faculty Associate Theology, Spirituality, and the Arts

Pacific School of Religion

Berkeley, USA

 

Rev Dr Dennis Mbita Sikazwe

Synod Communications and Media Relations Secretary of the United Church of Zambia,

Lusaka, Zambia.

 

Daniela Gennrich 

Lay Canon, Anglican Diocese of Natal, and 

Coordinator, We Will Speak Out South Africa. 

South Africa. 

 

Eliseo Pérez Álvarez
Asociate Professor of Systematic Theology
United Theological College of the University of the West Indies
Jamaica

 

Ulrich Schmiedel

Lecturer in Theology, Politics and Ethics

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

Xolani Maseko 

Pastor&Part Time Lecturer: Catholic University of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo Campus

Zimbabwe

 

Violet Cucciniello Little

Pastor and Developer of The Welcome Church

United States

 

Sophia Chirongoma 

Senior lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. 

Academic Associate/Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Theology and Religion (RITR) in the College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA). 

 

Faafetai Aiavā 

Ordained Minister of the Congregational Christian Church

Samoa

 

Thomas R. Gaulke

Pastor, Ph.D. Candidate at the Lutheran School of Theology 

Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 

 

Maria Ling 

Lay Pastor, Postulant in the Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada

Canada/Singapore

 

Gerald C. Liu 

Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary

USA

 

Karl James Evasco-Villarmea, PhD 

Associate Professor, Silliman University

Philippines

 

Christopher Elwood

Professor of Historical Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 

United States of America

 

Cecilia Castillo Nanjarí

Teóloga feminista pentecostal

Santiago de Chile

 

Rev.  Doran Munsimbwe 

The United Church of Zambia, 

Zambia

 

Gerardo Oberman

Coordinator of Red Crearte

Liturgical network of music and liturgial resources

Buenos Aires – Argentina

 

Carlos Omar Tapia Leyva

MA student, Theological Community of Mexico; Candidate for ordained ministry in The Evangelical Covenant Church of Mexico

 

Amy Casteel

PhD candidate, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

United States

 

Giulia Dalmonte Feliz

World Student Christian Federation

Italy

 

Canon T. J. Gumede  

Anglican Church Diocese of Natal 

South Africa

 

Nelly Mwale

Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of Zambia

Zambia

 

Joseph Chita

Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of Zambia

Zambia

 

David Elliott 

3rd Year Bachelor of Theology Seminarian

Seth Mokitimi Methodist Semimary – Pietermaritzburg

South Africa 

 

Ann Hidalgo

Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries

United States

 

Dorothea Haspelmath-Finatti

Researcher and Lecturer for Liturgical Studies and Ecumenism, University of Vienna

Austria

 

Roshanna Gillis 

Pastor of Immanuel Congregational Church

Guyana

 

Kakay M. Pamaran

Union Theological Seminary

City of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines

 

Angelica Tostes

MA in Religious Studies at Methodist University of São Paulo

Brazil

 

Adam Vander Tuig

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

United States of America

 

Carl Petter Opsahl 

Musician and associate professor at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society. Oslo, Norway

 

Bong Sher Li Shirley

Parish Worker (Creative Arts Ministry), Chapel of the Resurrection 

Singapore

 

Tércio Bretanha Junker

Dean of the Chapel at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

United States

 

Pichet Jantarat

Lecturer in Church History, Mission and Evangelism

McGilvary College of Divinity, Payap University

Chiangmai, Thailand

 

Lindah Tsara, 

PhD student University of Kwazulu Natal

Zimbabwe.

 

Ching-Yu Huang 

PhD Student, ​Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Canada. 

 

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes,

Team Rector, St Luke in the City Team Parish, Church of England Diocese of Liverpool,

England

 

Silvia Rapisarda

Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d’Italia 

Italy

 

Thomas R. Whelan

Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology

Visiting Lecturer at St Patrick’s University College, Maynooth, Ireland

Ireland

 

Lilian Cheelo Siwila

Associate Professor Systematic Theology and Gender Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal 

South Africa

 

Suk-Yi Pang

Honorary Minister, The Church of Christ in China

Hong Kong

 

Beatrice D Okyere-Manu

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa

 

Thomas R. Gaulke

Pastor, Ph.D. Candidate at the Lutheran School of Theology 

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 

Heather Walton 

Professor of Theology and Creative Practice 

University of Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Rev. Daylíns Rufín Pardo 

Professor of Ecumenics, Faith and Society at Evangelical Theological Seminary and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Center

Cuba

 

Janet Walton

Professor Emerita of Worship 

Union Theological Seminary 

New York, NY

 

Jingyi Ji

Lecturer at Yanjing Theological Seminary

Beijing China

 

Rev. Sajeev Thomas

Mar Thoma Church

India

 

Rev. Samuel Mhone Kalopa

A Lecturer at Zomba Theological College in Malawi

A PhD candidate at Mzuzu University

 

Mauleen R. Henry 

Regional Deputy General Secretary

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies.

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Manila, Philippines – August 2018

PARTNERS

  • National Council of Churches in the Philippines – Ms. Minnie Anne Mata Calub., Acting General Secretary, Prof.Dr. Rommel F. Linatoc, Program Secretary -Christian Unity and Ecumenical Relations, Hannah Santillan
  • Partnership of Ecumenical Religious Leaders And Solidarity (PERLAS) Bataan – Rev. Genesis Antonio
  • Church People Workers Solidarity – Mr. Antonio Balbin
  • Rise Up for Life and for Rights – Deaconess Rubylin Litao
  • Promotion of Church People’s Response – Mr. Nardy Sabino
  • Katribu – Ms. Pya Malayao
  • Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) – Dr. Anie Bautista, Rebecca Lawson 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

PARTNERS
  • Marikana – Rev Jeff Batselakng 
  • Soweto – Rev Khanyiswa Minya 
  • Alexandra – Nomvula Nkonyane
  • Johannesburg CBD – Mamodise Morobe

Johannesburg, South Africa 

PARTNERS

  • Tivoli Committee – Lloyd D’Aguilar, Convenor, Marjorie Hinds, Marjorie Williams, Nicola Bryce Wilson
  • Rastafarian Bobo Camp or Black Liberation Congress – Ras Marcel Kelly, Ken Wilson
  • Sizzla Youth Foundation – Jango
  • Agency for Inner City Renewal – Dr. Henley Morgan, Executive Chairman
  • Bryce United Church – Rev. Gary and Mrs. Dionne Harriott, Minister and Spouse, Rev. Lembe Sivile

Sicily, Italy

PARTNERS
  • Case delle Culture – Giovanna Scifo (director of Casa delle Culture), Piero Tasca (in charge of communications area of Casa delle Culture), Francesco Sciotto (pastor of local Church), Franzo Trovato (president of local council of the church), Teresella Mania ( director of Opera Diaconale Metodista), Ziri Salem (Imam of mosque of Scicli), Padre Gianni Treglia (Caritas Diocesana Modica), Alberto Mallardo (operator of Mediterranean Hope in Lampedusa). Case delle Culture Staff: Ivana De Stasi, Redouane El Khadiri, Gerardo Filippini, Mauro Covato, Clarissa Di Quattro, Bartolo Ereddia. Case delle Culture volunteers: Zaela, Luisa, Antonia, Marine, Elisa, Gioia, Emilia, Francesca. Ron Dauphin (american pastor of ucc)