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IASYM Online colloquium January 7th 2021 -


    • SGT (Singapore) 07:00
    • AETD (Sydney) 10:00

    Each regional session starts with a common session. Just choose the indicated Zoom link. The password for all streams is: 2021. After the common session follow 3 parallel sessions with each its own zoom link. Every session takes 60 minutes.

    Chair: Ruth Lukabyo

    Technical host: Graham Stanton (e-mail)

    • Welcome by the chair of the session 
    • Viewing the pre-recorded colloquium: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry in Times of Upheaval” by Beth Corrie (US), Garth Aziz (Africa), and Graham Stanton (Aus). The video will be streamed through Zoom but it can also be seen here directly. 
    • Open colloquium.
    • Short break to choose the desired stream

    Four presentations in two blocks. Select the desired link to participate.

    Each session consist of 20 minutes presentation, 30 minutes colloquium and a 10 minutes break.

    All the abstracts are available as a pdf file here.

    Session A1 

    Ronald Belsterling, Building Secure Relationships with Teens in Insecure Times

    Session A2 

    Montague Williams, Church in Color: Youth, Race, and the Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    10 minutes break. Next session starts at the hour

    Session B1 

    Ivan Christian,  Young people’s embodied hope in pandemic threats: A theological reflection on Netflix’s pandemic docuseries

    Session B2 

    Len Kageler, Mike Severe, and Faith Argeropolis, Burnout among Christian Youth Workers: A Cross National Analysis

    End of Asian/Australian session. Please also join us for the International session.

    The uncut version (1 hour) of the pre-recorded colloquium can be seen here.

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