Center for Christianities in Global Contexts.
On December 5, 2006, the Drew Center for Christianities in Global Contexts (CCGC) was launched at Drew University’s Craig Chapel. Established with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center supports research, reflection and engagement of the place and practices of Christianity in its vastly diverse expressions within an increasingly complex world.
Shaping the mission of CCGC is the conviction that there is an urgent need to better understand the forces of both globalization and pluralism that shape Christianity today, as the churches experience tremendous shifts demographically and culturally toward the “south” and the “east” and the local is increasingly difficult to separate from the global. What are the implications of such shifts for theological education, for the graduate study of religion and for the churches? As we engage our own diverse community in exploring, reflecting and modeling Christian thought and praxis in today’s global village, we also reach beyond our borders to engage thinkers and communities around the globe.
Among the specific goals pursued by the Directors and Fellows of CCGC are the following:
The Center continues to be funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.