Cities of God: Christianity in Late-Modern Western Urban Society

What is happening to Christianity in western cities? How do Christian communities and organizations engage with the rapidly changing and globalizing context of contemporary urban life?

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How do they relate to the city? Which strategies do they develop to have an impact on their local contexts and wider society? And which strategies are successful?

190510_CitiesofGod_JohanRoeland_300On Friday June 7, the Faculty of Religion & Theology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Center for Church and Mission in the West, Kampen, organize a symposium on Christianity in late-modern western urban societies. The program includes roundtable discussions and opportunities for networking and getting to know fellow church workers and academic researchers working on the topic of Christianity in urban settings. Moreover, the symposium offers stories and lessons from Seattle (by Chris James, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, USA), Vancouver (by Ross Lockhart, St. Andrew’s Hal, Vancouver, Canada) and Amsterdam (by Stefan Paas, Vrije Universiteit), based on cutting edge research on Christian congregations in three different urban areas. Pastors, church leaders, practitioners, academics and students are all invited to participate and contribute.  

location          Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, OZW-building, room 6A01
when              Friday, June 7, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
language        English
entrance fee  € 10,- (students free)
registration   Please RSVP to Richard Manuel ( before June 4.