03mar8:45 am10:30 amFeaturedReligious Nationalism and ConversionMissions Breakfast Fellowship (Dialogue) 2023

Event Details

A nation’s identity is shaped by several  experiences. These include a common history, geography, language, ethnicity, religion and other factors. In some situations, in the strive for national identity, nationalism emerges. Increasingly in Asia, we are experiencing the rise of religion in shaping nationalism. This has consequences for the Church in Mission. We need to know the seasons that we live in. Are we prepared to unlearn and relearn how the Church in Missions should approach these trends? How do we build bridges with those who think and act differently from Christians?

Two speakers from Myanmar, Dr Si Thu Tun and Dr Pum Za Mang, will unpack this concern, together with Samuel Ratnam who will engage with all of us in this pertinent topic of this season.


Dr Pum Za Mang is associate professor of World Christianity at the Myanmar Institute of Theology. He earned his MA from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, USA, and PhD from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, USA. He has published articles in Asia Journal of Theology, Church History: Studies in Christianity and CultureChurch History and Religious CultureDialog: A Journal of TheologyIndependent Journal of Burmese ScholarshipInternational Bulletin of Mission ResearchInternational Journal of Public TheologyInternational Review of MissionJournal of Church and StateStudies in World ChristianityThe Review of Faith & International AffairsThe Expository TimesThe Journal of World Christianity, and World Christianity and Interfaith Relations. He is presently a research scholar at Luther Seminary. 


Dr Si Thu Tun is an Associate Professor in Theology at the Karen Baptist Theological Seminary, Yangon, Myanmar. He received his PhD in Practical Theology in 2020 from St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL, USA. His research interests are in Public Theology and Theology of Peace and Reconciliation.


Samuel Ratnam is a retired businessman. He spent 38 years as a director and owner of an agricultural seed company in Singapore. He worships at St Hilda’s Church [Anglican]. He served in the church council for 35 years. His main areas of ministry are in preaching and teaching in Singapore, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.



(Friday) 8:45 am - 10:30 am


Singapore Centre for Global Missions+65 87980235 485 Bedok South Ave 2, Singapore 469315


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