About us

Dr. Frans Dokman is an associate researcher at the Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies. His research topics are mission and African philosophy (both with a focus on leadership). His recent publications include Linking Mission and Networks (2020) and Beyond Bantu Philosophy (2022). Frans Dokman's upcoming book project is, in cooperation with Antoinette Kankindi, entitled Beyond the Spirit of Bandung. Philosophies of National Unity: Secular or Religious? Other approaching projects will relate to mission and African philosophy.

Dr. Jorge Castillo Guerra is a lecturer at Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses on the develop of a theology of migration. The main sources in this context are the processes of identity and religious transformation of migrants and their contribution to societal convivencia. Intercultural philosophy, intercultural hermeneutics and decolonial thinking are central themes in his research. His work addresses topics related to migration, church participation in the public realm, Roman Catholics migrants in the Netherlands and Latin American Liberation Theology.

Prof. Frans Wijsen is professor emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Adjunct professor at Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Presently he specializes in interreligious environmentalism. In his previous research he focused on conflict and cohesion, religion and sustainable development, and the relationship between primal or indigenous religion and world religions such as Christianity and Islam.

The Foundation for Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations facilitates research on relations between believers of various streams of Christianity, as well as relations between believers of Christianity and other religions. The Foundation was established in 1992 at Radboud University Nijmegen to cover ecumenical and missiological studies.

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