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Host: Society of Christian Scholars Africa / Impact University International Conference
Dates: 4-7 July 2021
Location: Banjul, The Gambia
Theme: Reflections on Science, Faith, Development and Academic Excellence
The Society of Christian Scholars, Africa Chapter is happy to invite members and friends of the Society to a three-day All Africa Conference of Christian Scholars in the beautiful tropical city of Banjul, The Gambia located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a great opportunity for both Anglophone and Francophone members of the Society to reflect on their faith, learn new skills and create a robust community of faith among scholars in the continent of Africa.
Call for Contributions
This call for contributions is intended for academic staff and researchers who wish to explore the hidden correlations that exist between Christian faith and the sciences, Christian faith and academic work and Christian thought and the various academic disciplines.
A. Christian faith and academic work
Papers in this stream will address practically and/or philosophically the tasks and challenges that Christian academics face in their work: e.g., counseling students, cultivating a life of prayer and worship despite heavy professional demands, pursuing promotion, carrying out research, sharing their knowledge with their churches, gaining a voice and having an impact in social and political issues. Papers will generally combine personal experience and relevant research findings, seeking to find ways of living out the Christian message more fully in the context of the university.
B. Christian thought and the particular disciplines
Papers in this stream will reflect on concepts, findings, and research from the presenter’s discipline in light of Christian thought and life, highlighting convergence, divergence, or cross-pollination. A presenter might show how their research motivation, methods, findings, or outcomes express Christian and Biblical convictions or, alternatively, argue that Christianity presents a challenge to certain convictions or policies associated with the discipline.
C. Panels and roundtables on specific themes
Rather than submitting individual papers, scholars are invited to coordinate with several colleagues interested in similar questions in order to propose a panel or a roundtable of one hour’s duration. For instance, a group of three scholars from a single country might propose to give twenty-minute papers suggesting discipline-specific ways of bringing Christian faith to bear on national political or social challenges. Or, a group of five scholars in a single discipline might orchestrate a lively conversation by explaining their contrasting perspectives on a central question in their discipline, such as genetic engineering, crimes against humanity, African languages, large-scale agriculture, or common currencies.
Full paper submission deadline: May 10, 2021
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The Society of Christian Scholars will provide grants to assist some scholars to mitigate the cost of the Banjul Conference. Please contact Prof. Temple at email@example.com to learn more about the grants and how you can access them.
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Travel and accommodation costs related to participation in this conference will be covered by the participants. The symposium organizers will be able to take care, upon request, of practical arrangements to facilitate participants’ stay in Banjul (visa information, practical advice, hotel contacts, airport shuttle, etc.).
- Visas: Prospective delegates should find out if they require a travel visa to The Gambia
- Covid-19 Certificates: Candidates should get themselves tested before travelling and should present the certificate at the airport. All travelers will be subjected to testing again at the airport upon arrival. Those found to be positive will bear the cost of their quarantine.
- Airport Fee: $40 – $20 in and $20 out