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Melba Padilla Maggay | Abridged Version | Transforming Society | The GlobalChurch Project



Melba Padilla Maggay & Graham Hill discuss approaches to transforming society. On “The GlobalChurch Project”. Shortened version of interview. Full 35-minute version available at theglobalchurchproject.com

Melba Padilla Maggay is an acclaimed Asian theologian, based in the Philippines. A writer and a social anthropologist, she’s considered a leading authority on intercultural communication. Melba Padilla Maggay has served as a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, applying intercultural communication theories to questions on mission and culture and theology. She’s lectured on these topics worldwide.

Melba Padilla Maggay explores how the church can transform society, drawing on her experiences in the Philippines during the rise and fall of the Marcos regime. She challenges the church to get involved in struggles for social justice, and to resist becoming embedded in the power structures of the world.

Graham Hill is the Founder and Director of The GlobalChurch Project, and Vice Principal of Morling Theological College, Sydney, Australia (the website theglobalchurchproject.com goes live on January 1, 2016).

The GlobalChurch Project films Christian leaders and churches from Africa and Asia and Latin America. We also film in the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, First Nations, Indigenous communities, the Middle East, and Oceania, and in diaspora and immigrant communities. Today, these non-Western cultures are the Majority World. The GlobalChurch Project presents resources to support these films. Small group resources. Curriculum for college classes. Books. Training videos. A blog. Coaching. Consultancy. College and short courses.

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