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Christian Mission and Adivasi People in India


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Dr. Atola Longkumer is a professor of Religions and Missions at the South Asian Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) Bangalore, India. 
Her research interests are in Christian mission and writing native history; religious conversion; Christian mission and modernity; gender issues; inter-religious encounter/dialogue and Christian mission and indigenous/tribal peoples' identity.
She writes: 'I would like to contribute what I can to realize a better world - God's kingdom - where values such as justice, peace, respect and care between people exist in reality. The ways are demonstrated in the life and teaching of the historical person Jesus, hence to strive to be a true follower of Jesus not only in faith conviction but also in faithful expression in lived ways.'

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Seminar Schedule:

Tues., 9th Oct.  
9:00 am  Worship led by Dr. Atola Longkumer
9:30 am Introduction and Overview: Mapping the Adivasi Topography
11:45 am  Lunch Break
2:00 pm Christian Mission and Adivasi: Producing Ethnography
4:00 pm Seminar concludes for the day
   
Wed., 10th Oct.  
9:00 am Worship
9:30 am Christian Mission and Adivasi: Meeting the Ohja
11:45 am Lunch Break
2:00 pm Christian Mission and Adivasi: Mission Transformed
4:00 pm Seminar concludes for the day
   
Thur., 11th Oct.  
9:00 am Worship 
9:30 am Adivasi Christianity: A Case of Indigenous Missions
11:45 am  Lunch Break
2:00 pm Adivasi Christianity: A Case of World Christianity
4:00 pm Seminar concludes

Resource Person:

A fifth generation Baptist from Nagaland, she is the associate professor of religions and missions at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore, India, and coeditor of Theological Education and Theology of Life: Transformative Christian Leadership in the 21st Century: A Festschrift for Dietrich Werner (2017).