Upcoming Events: Spring – Summer 2021


CCCW Silver Jubilee Lectures
Theme: Transfiguring World Christianity

2021 marks the Silver Jubilee of The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and 140 years of the Henry Martyn Trust that runs CCCW. To celebrate, the Centre is organising five Silver Jubilee lectures through this year on the theme Transfiguring World Christianity.

The transfiguration of Jesus Christ is a key event in his mission and ministry. Confirmed once again by God that he is the one to be listened to, Jesus comes down from the mountain of transfiguration ready to move into suffering and glory. Jesus’ disciples participate in this divine event by attempting to figure out and interpret it. The disciples’ continued participation in figuring out Christ and interpreting to others – connecting the event and its interpretations – has been central to Christianity’s relevance.

Today, transfiguring Christianity is an ongoing event which has led to what we call ‘World Christianity’, with its centre of gravity shifted to the global South and East. How Christians participate in transfiguring World Christianity is key to its relevance. Ongoing interpretation is needed to make sense of the new shape of the Church in our current contexts.


Lecture 1: ‘Solidarity: Figuring out World Christianity and the Pandemic’

Prof. Joanildo Burity, Lead Researcher and Professor at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation and the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4-6 pm British Summer Time (BST), Online


Lecture 2: ‘Engagement: Figuring out Christian Mission in Societies’

Dr. R. David Muir, Head of Whitelands College, and Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Roehampton, UK

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 4-6 pm BST, Online


Lecture 3: ‘Science: Figuring out World Christianity and Nature’

Prof. Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ, Professor of Physics, Philosophy and Religion at the Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 4-6 pm BST, Online


Lecture 4: ‘Ecumenism: Figuring out Interconnecting Christianities’

Revd. Dr. Susan Durber, Moderator, Faith and Order, World Council of Churches

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 4-6 pm BST, Westminster College or Online (TBC)

Followed by a reception for the launch of a new publication, From Henry Martyn to Global Christianity: The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide.


Lecture 5: ‘Reconciliation: Figuring out World Christianity amidst Conflicts’

Dr. Irini Thabet, Assistant Professor, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and Member of the Egyptian Senate

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 4-6 pm GMT, Online


To register for the Lectures, please email: centre@cccw.cam.ac.uk


Easter Term Seminars

Our seminar programme is held in conjunction with the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. Seminar recordings can be found on our Youtube channel.


‘Fraternal Communion and the Missionary Identity of the Church’

Prof. Sandra Mazzolini, Professor of Ecclesiology and Dean of Faculty of Missiology, Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4-5.30 pm British Summer Time (BST), Online


‘Interfaith Cooperation in Medieval Times’

Prof. Ulrich Berner, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 4-5.30 pm BST, Online


To register, please email: centre@cccw.cam.ac.uk

More information about these events can be found in this flyer, which you are welcome to circulate.