Global Theology Network
MF recently became member of a network focusing on religion, theology, and global social issues
GNPT is an international network of research institutions focusing on theology in the public sphere.
October 2016, MF became member of GNPT.
Professor Kjetil Fretheim, MFs representative during the conference at Stellenbosch University, South-Africa.
At the recent a meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa, MF Norwegian School of Theology became a formal member of The Global Network for Public Theology (GNPT).
GNPT is an international network of research institutions focusing on theology in the public sphere. The network gathers researchers from all continents, amongst others Centre for Theology and Public Issues (University of Edinburgh, Storbritannia), EST - Lutheran School of Theology (Sáo Leoplodo, Brasil), Lutheran Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, USA), Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology (Stellenbosch, South Afrika) and Public and Contextual Theology Strategic Research Centre (Chales Sturt University, Australia).
-Joining this network is of great importance. It enables us to participate in important conversations about religion, theology, and global societal issues, and to contribute with experiences and perspectives from Norwegian contexts, says Kjetil Fretheim, professor of Ethics and Diaconal Practice at MF.
Public theology might be described as dealing with central questions of how believers, churches, and others might contribute to solve important societal challenges like poverty, climate changes, and conflict.
-The conference at University of Stellenbosch had local and global democracy and social justice as main topics, Fretheim says.