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Logo for World Catholicism Week 2016 (April 14-17)

Fire from Heaven: Pentecostalism, Catholicism and the Spirit in the World

April 15-17, 2016
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Many thanks to everyone who attended our conference and to all of our speakers and moderators as well!

Conference Videos

Videos are available here.

Conference Theme

The number of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians has grown ten-fold since 1970—to well over 600 million—mostly in Asia, Africa & Latin America. What accounts for this explosive growth, and what challenges does it raise? 

This conference explored the theologies & politics of Spirit movements in the global South. Topics included spiritual warfare & healing, prosperity & poverty, politics & colonialism, and Catholic-Protestant Pentecostal relations.

Keynote Speakers

Paul Gifford
Emeritus Professor, Study of Religion
School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Ludovic Lado, SJ
Director, Institute of Human Rights & Dignity
Center of Research & Action for Peace (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
Amos Yong
Director, Center for Missiological Research

Download the conference flyer (PDF).