Articles by: Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana

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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Dr. Shanta Premawardhana with Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land, and Rev. Barbara Rudolph of the Church of Rhineland in Germany.

Contextual Theology in Israel and Palestine

Photo: Dr. Shanta Premawardhana with Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land, and Rev. Barbara Rudolph of the Church of Rhineland in Germany. About 30 Jewish and Christian leaders from Israel, Palestine, Germany and the USA met last week in Beit-Jala in the West […]

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Solidarity Partnerships and Religious Hybridity

Solidarity Partnerships and Religious Hybridity

The Alliance of Baptists, at its Annual Gathering in Atlanta, April 17-19, 2015 celebrated 25 years of solidarity partnership with the Fraternidad Iglesias Bautistas de Cuba.  Rev. Paco Rodas, eminent church leader from Cuba, suggested that the Alliance should take credit for the new relationship between the US and Cuba, which […]

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