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The Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Lecture

October 05, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - October 05, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Kirsteen Kim

Dr. Kirsteen Kim

Kirsteen Kim joined Fuller’s faculty in 2017, coming from her native UK, where she had been full professor at Leeds Trinity University since 2011.  A leader of Christian Unions (InterVarsity Christian Fellowships) at school and university, Dr. Kim began her career as a theological educator in South Korea.

Racism Awareness in Mission: Touchstone or Cultural Blindspot

In his history of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910, Brian Stanley suggests that contemporary use of “culture” in mission may be vulnerable to the same critique as the use of “race” in the colonial missions. On the other hand, sensitivity to culture and context in postcolonial and postmodern missiology has encouraged diversity, interculturality, and movements for greater equity. Drawing from contemporary missiology and critical race theory, this paper will ask whether attention to “culture” and “context” has mitigated racism in mission or tended to obscure it.

About the Louis J. Luzbetak Lecture

The Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Chair of Mission and Culture was endowed by the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word in order to highlight the important link between mission, Christianity, and culture, which has been a key element of its charism since the late nineteenth century. The chair and annual lectureship appropriately bears the name of Fr. Louis Luzbetak, SVD (1918-2005), cultural anthropologist and ecumenically-recognized pioneer in the field of missionary anthropology.


Co-sponsored by the CTU Committee of World Mission


This event will take place via Zoom Register below and registration is required