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


Ms. Moe Nilar

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

Yangon, Myanmar.


Dan González-Ortega 

President, Theological Community of Mexico



Andy Braunston

United Reformed Church Minister



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


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



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



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



Gerald C. Liu 

Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary



Karl James Evasco-Villarmea, PhD 

Associate Professor, Silliman University



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, 



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



Canon T. J. Gumede  

Anglican Church Diocese of Natal 

South Africa


Nelly Mwale

Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of Zambia



Joseph Chita

Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of 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



Roshanna Gillis 

Pastor of Immanuel Congregational Church



Kakay M. Pamaran

Union Theological Seminary

City of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines


Angelica Tostes

MA in Religious Studies at Methodist University of São Paulo



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 



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



Ching-Yu Huang 

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



Miranda Threlfall-Holmes,

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



Silvia Rapisarda

Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d’Italia 



Thomas R. Whelan

Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology

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



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



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.


Manila, Philippines – August 2018


  • 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 

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

Johannesburg, South Africa 


  • 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

  • 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)