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2016 Schedule

All conference sessions, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the

DePaul Student Center, Rm. 314AB (map)
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

On-Site Book Sales

Throughout the weekend, DePaul University Bookstore staff will be on-site with a variety of our conference speakers' books available for purchase. Book sale times are incorporated into each day's schedule below. (For the list of available titles and the schedule, click here.)

Friday, April 15 ~ Schedule

DePaul Student Center, Rm. 314AB (map)
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

3:30-5:00pm
Pre-Conference Session
Undergraduate Research Poster & Awards Presentation

As a prelude to the conference, this interactive session features 10 undergraduates from DePaul's Catholic Studies courses who are presenting their research on the theologies & politics of Spirit movements in the global South: Timothy Barnes, Michael Basiewicz, Jazmin Brito, Lisette Dominguez, Rhiannon Holzman, Zeph Kaffey, Lauren Polito, Marissa Perez, Azalea Rudolph, and Evan Zytowski. (For a list of each student's presentation topic, please click here). The top three presentations will be awarded prizes of $200, $100, and $50, respectively.

In addition, three of our conference speakers will be on hand to offer their feedback & comments, as well as present the awards to the winning students:
  • Amos Yong
  • Cecília Mariz
  • Laurenti Magesa
6:00-7:00pm
Check-In/Registration & On-Site Book Sales

7:00-8:30pm

WelcomeWilliam Cavanaugh (CWCIT Director & Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—Catholic Pentecostalism as an Ecumenical Experiment in Africa

Ludovic Lado, SJ
Director, Institute of Human Rights & Dignity
Center for Research & Action for Peace (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

(Moderator: William Cavanaugh—CWCIT Director & Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University)

8:30-9:00pm
Reception

Saturday, April 16 ~ Schedule

DePaul Student Center, Rm. 314AB (map)
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

8:00-9:00am
Registration/Check-In & On-Site Book Sales

9:00-11:00am
ROUNDTABLE—Theologies of the Holy Spirit
  • Simon C. Kim—A Pneumatological Crossroad: Cultural Imaging of the Holy Spirit in Need of a Christological Counterpart
  • Jakob Egeris Thorsen—Lived Pneumatology & Ecclesiology in Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America
  • Clement Majawa—The Contribution of Pentecostal Movements to the International Community: Opportunities of Catholic Charismatology for Social Transformation in Africa

(Moderator: Stan Chu IloCWCIT Research Professor & Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University)

11:00am-12:30pm
Break for Lunch (on your own) & On-Site Book Sales

12:30-2:30pm
ROUNDTABLE—Spiritual Warfare & Healing

  • Philomena Mwaura—Spiritual Warfare, Healing & Deliverance in Kenyan Pentecostalism
  • Candy Gunther Brown—Francis MacNutt & the Globalization of Charismatic Healing & Deliverance
  • Zorodzai Dube—Social Contours & Demonology in Zimbabwe

(Moderator: Fr. Dimitri Sala, OFM—Author of The Stained Glass Curtain: Crossing the Evangelical-Catholic Divide to Find Our Common Heritage)

2:30-3:00pm
Coffee Break & On-Site Book Sales

3:00-5:00pm
ROUNDTABLE—Relationships between Catholics & Protestant Pentecostals

  • Simon Chan—Catholic-Pentecostal Relations in Asia: Conflict & Cooperation
  • Cecil (Mel) Robeck—Do Not Quench the Spirit: Some Thoughts on the Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue
  • Laurenti Magesa—The Holy Spirit in the African Initiated Churches: Lessons for Christianity in Africa
(Moderator: Fr. Dimitri Sala, OFM—Author of The Stained Glass Curtain: Crossing the Evangelical-Catholic Divide to Find Our Common Heritage)

5:00-6:00pm
Reception & On-Site Book Sales

6:00-7:30pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—Fire From Heaven: On the Charismatization of World Christianity

Amos Yong

Director, Center for Missiological Research | Professor, Theology & Mission
Fuller Theological Seminary

(Moderator: Dr. Hendrik Pieterse—Associate Professor of Global Christianity & World Religions, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)

Sunday, April 17 ~ Schedule

DePaul Student Center, Rm. 314AB (map)

2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

12:00-1:00pm
Check-In/Registration & On-Site Book Sales

1:00-3:00pm

ROUNDTABLE—Prosperity & Poverty

  • Cecília Mariz—Poverty & Prosperity: Comparing Pentecostal Protestant & Charismatic Catholic Groups' Values & Attitudes in Brazil
  • Naomi Haynes—The Benefit of the Doubt
  • Ben-Willie Kwaku Golo—Sowing into Prosperity: Africa's Neo-Pentecostals, Poverty & Socio-Economic Transformation in Africa
(Moderator: Dr. Jeff Hubing—President & Professor of Practical Theology, FIRE School of Ministry Chicago)

3:00-3:30pm
Coffee Break & On-Site Book Sales

3:30-5:00pm

ROUNDTABLE—Politics & Modernity

  • Marcelo Camurça—The Brazilian Catholic Charismatic Renewal: A Spiritual Style between Tradition & Modernity
  • Terry Rey—Fear & Trembling in Haiti: A Charismatic Catholic Prophecy of the 2010 Earthquake
(Moderator: Michael BuddeCWCIT Research Professor & Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University)

5:00-5:30pm
Closing Reception & On-Site Book Sales

5:30-7:00pm
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—The Spirit in Africa: The Difficulties & Dangers of Cross-Cultural Comparisons

Paul Gifford
Emeritus Professor, African Christianity
University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

(Moderator: Stan Chu IloCWCIT Research Professor & Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University)