The 41st annual ASRSA conference took place in Pretoria on the 4th and 5th of September. The SARChI Chair enabled the participation of three postgraduate students, Ashleigh Petersen, Rhine Koloti, and Dr Megan Robertson. They accompanied Dr Scharnick-Udemans to this conference. The theme of the conference was Religion and Economy and panels presented on various areas of research ranging from miracle churches, tourism development, economy, land, food, politics and migration.
Dr Scharnick-Udemans’ presentation offered a nuanced worldview of a religious group, the Seven Angels Ministry, which has been ostracized by the media, society, and the academy. Ashleigh Petersen, Dr Megan Robertson, and Rhine Koloti offered poster presentations at the conference. Many conference attendees were impressed with the pedagogical method of using posters to present academic work and committed to exploring this method of presentation in their own contexts and future conferences.