Rev. Dr. Moses Biney

Moses BineyAssistant Professor of Religion and Society
Director of Research in the Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion

Office phone: 212-870-1240

Educational Background

  • Dip. Ed. University of Cape Coast
  • B.A.University of Cape Coast
  • Dip. Theo. Trinity Theological Seminary
  • M.Phil. University of Ghana
  • Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary

Religious Affiliation

  • Presbyterian

Dr. Moses O. Biney, former Adjunct Faculty member and former Research and Teaching Fellow in the Ecologies of Learning project (now the Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion) at NYTS joins the faculty as Assistant Professor of Religion and Society, and Director of Research for the Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (CSPUR).   Dr. Biney is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned both the Th. M. and the Ph. D.  In addition he holds an M. Phil. from the University of Ghana, a Dip. Theol, from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a Dip. Ed. and B. A. from the University of Cape Coast.

From 2005 through 2007 Dr. Biney worked with Lowell Livezey, founding Director of the Ecologies and Learning Project before becoming a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Seminary.  He has also served on the faculty of the University of Ghana and as an adjunct professor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in 1993, Dr. Biney has served in various ministerial positions including school chaplain, associate pastor, organizing pastor for a Ghanaian immigrant congregation in the Bronx, and the director of overseas mission for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in the United States.   He is currently serving as a minister at First Presbyterian Church of Irvington in New Jersey, and is on the board of the Presbyterian Camps and Conferences Inc., Johnsonburg, NJ.

Dr. Biney’s research and teaching interests include religion, migration and transnationalism; religion and culture; Africa and the African diasporan studies; Christian social Ethics; and congregational studies.  His book, From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York was published by New York University Press earlier this year.


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