Shanta Premawardhana

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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NFL and Domestic Violence – Lessons from Jimmy Carter

NFL and Domestic Violence – Lessons from Jimmy Carter

Suddenly last week, everyone in the media was talking about domestic violence. The video of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice beating his fiancée unconscious and dragging her out of the elevator was followed by questions swirling in the media on whether the NFL saw the video before it gave him a slap-on-the-wrist two-game suspension… Our task at SCUPE is to educate Christian seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders, to interpret our religious text properly and with integrity. If we were to take President Carter’s call seriously, we would be doing that with Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths as well.