Emily Choge: The Stranger in Our Midst (Stott-Bediako 2017)

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From the 2017 Stott-Bediako Forum on The Refugee Crisis: A Shared Human Condition – African Context.

This and other presentations from the forum will be featured on the INFEMIT website during the months of September and October, 2017.

*At 14 Minutes, 25 Seconds in this audio, Emily Choge mentions a video clip that she shares during her presentation. We have inserted a break for you to pause the audio and click here to watch the clip.

*We apologize for any breaks or mic feedback in the audio file.


Emily Choge is a professor at Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) where she has been teaching since 1990. She has a Master’s in Theology from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, and a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has written several books and articles on the topics of Hospitality and Refugees. She also contributed commentary notes on the book of Ruth in God’s Justice Bible. Beyond teaching, Emily also works with Uasin Gishu Children’s Forum, a community based organization that works with other local organizations supporting vulnerable children in the community. She is a member of the Africa Christian Initiation Program (ACIP), an organization that helps to impart values and life skills to young people as they transition into adulthood. She also acts as chair of the board for Bethany Kids, an organization that provides surgical interventions for children with disabilities.


Emily has also shared her thoughts in an accompanying paper. To read, click here.

About the Event

The annual Stott-Bediako Forum held by the International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT), bears the names of John Stott and Kwame Bediako, two historical theologians who shared a vision for theological expressions rooted in and emerging from diverse contexts around the globe. They sought to bridge traditional divides, such as those between “Majority” and “Minority” worlds, men and women, academia and practitioners. This year, in its sixth iteration, we celebrate that the Stott-Bediako Forum could finally take place in the homeland of Kwame Bediako in Ghana where it was hosted by the Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture.

This year’s forum built upon reflections from the previous year and carried forward the theme: The Refugee Crisis: A Shared Human Condition. With a specific focus on The African Context, this forum sought to deepen our understanding of migration movements in our world today, especially across the continent of Africa, and explore a holistic theological vision for our response… Click here to read more.

For more information on the Stott-Bediako Forum, go to infemit.org/stott-bediako-forum/