Organisation

The GNPT is not an organization in its own right but a mechanism for facilitating bi-lateral and multi-lateral collaboration and joint global research projects among its partner academic institutions.

The GNPT is administered by one of the research centres in the Network, acting as its 'Global Host' for a three year period.

Global Host:

2007 - 2008

Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, USA, on behalf of the GNPT

2008 - 2011

Public and Contextual Theology Strategic Research Centre, Charles Sturt University, Canberra and Sydney, Australia

2011 - 2014

Centre for the Study of Faiths and Public Policy, University of Chester, UK

2014 - 2017

Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Triennial Meeting:

The partner institutions in the GNPT meet every three years to share their work, consider future collaboration and conduct the Network's business meeting. The triennial meeting is hosted by the current global host at the following venues:

2007

Princeton, USA

2010

Sydney and Canberra, Australia

2013

Chester, UK

2016

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Executive Committee (2007-2011):

The GNPT Chair and Executive Committee conduct the business of the Network between the triennial meetings, in collaboration with the Global Host institution.

Chair

2007-2008
Nico Koopman, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

2008-2011
James Haire, Charles Sturt University, Australia

2011-14

Elaine Graham, University of Chester, UK

Vice-Chairs

2007-2008
William Storrar, Center of Theological Inquiry, USA
James Haire, Charles Sturt University, Australia

2008-2011
Clive Pearson, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Elaine Graham, University of Chester, UK

Regional Representatives

2011-14

Africa

Vuyani Vellen, University of the Western Cape

Asia

Robert Borong, Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia

Oceania

Andrew Bradstock, University of Otago, Aoteoroa/New Zealand

North America

Gary Badcock, Huron University College, London, Ontario

Latin America

Rudolf von Sinner, Escola Superior de Teologia, São Leopoldo, Brazil

Europe

Eddy Van der Borght, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

Ex Officio Members

Editor, International Journal of Public Theology, Sebastian Kim
Previous Chair, Nico Koopman (2008-2009)

 

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