Articles by: Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana

The Global Migrant Crisis and a SCUPE Immersion Trip to the Border

The Global Migrant Crisis and a SCUPE Immersion Trip to the Border

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, reacting to a picture of a toddler who was found dead on a beach in Turkey told CNN’s Hala Gorani, “If you are in Cairo, and take a low cost airline to […]

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Religious Conversion: Religion Scholars Thinking Together

Religious Conversion: Religion Scholars Thinking Together

I am very pleased to announce the publication of Religious Conversion: Religion Scholars Thinking Together (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), a book of essays by several eminent religion scholars, which I edited. For a period of ten years, a group of 15-18 these religion scholars from around the world representing five major religions […]

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An evening view of the Emanuel AME Church June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Storm Roof has been arrested in connection with a mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church Wednesday night. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking Responsibility for Radicalization

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)  in her statement on the shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston SC said the following: Mother Emanuel AME’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, as was the Rev. […]

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