Postcolonial Theology Network - International Conference

Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology

Whitley College, Melbourne

23 - 25 January 2012


Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology international conference was held at Whitley College, within the Melbourne College of Divinity.

This was the third in a series of conferences auspiced by the Postcolonial Theology Network's "Divinity after Empire" project. Before this, the most recent in the series took place at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India (2010), and the next is to be held at St Paul's University, Limuru, Kenya (2014).

The conference had a regional focus on Australasia and Oceania, where, although stories of colonization are diverse, a number of themes have emerged as matters of common concern. An underlying purpose of the conference was to identify both commonalities and differences in postcolonial experiences.

  1. The Bible and the human rights tradition
  2. Secularity and governance in postcolonial contexts
  3. Legal aspects of colonial history
  4. Postcolonial and Indigenous dimensions of contextual theology
  5. Cultural contexts of health and healing
  6. Colonial, Indigenous and postcolonial economies
  7. Inter-religious dialogue and reconciliation as postcolonial practices
  8. Ecological theology in postcolonial perspective.



Conference Program:

Click here to download the conference program (PDF 1.5MB)



In Our Lifetime - Interviews from the Story Weaving conference:


In Our Lifetime from SW Productions on Vimeo.




Dr Mark Brett, Whitley College
271 Royal Parade Parkville, Vic. 3052 AUSTRALIA 


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