The Orthodox Christian Network, a media ministry associated with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, recently interviewed Jesudas Athyal regarding the growth and health of Indian Christianity as well asa closer look at the religious situation in India today. The conversation can be listened to online.
Category: Visiting Researchers
In his most recent book, Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia, Visiting Researcher Kapya Kaoma illuminates the complex and contested nature of sexual politics in sub-Saharan Africa. He examines the way competing understandings of sexuality collide and intermingle, and seeks a way beyond the impasse.
Surveying ecological disasters around the world, Visiting Researcher Kapya Kaoma delivered sharp warnings that an earth-theology must be developed, or we will be “killing our children’s children.” Dr. Kaoma delivered his message during the Gunther Wittenberg Lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Ujamaa Centre in South Africa. His entire lecture has been made through Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism […]
National Council of Churches Announces New Dialogue The National Council of Churches USA and The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out are pleased to announce their intention to explore the formation of a new Hindu-Christian Dialogue. The Christian convener of this dialogue, national in scope, will be Dr. Jesudas Athyal of the Mar Thoma Church, and […]
The BBC has produced an article about a unique book published in 1942. A Tibetan scholar stumbled across Sue in Tibet in a second-hand book store. To have a female character as the central character in a book in the 1940s was unique, but even more fascinating with the historical accuracy of the tale. The scholar found the […]
Education as a Mission The Greatest Work in the World: Education as a Mission of Early TwentiethCentury Churches of Christ. Letters of Lloyd Cline Sears and Pattie Hathaway Armstrong The Stone-Campbell Connection Influences of Stone-Campbell Movement leaders on the writers of these letters are several and strong, beginning with Pattie Hathaway’s grandfather, James A. Harding. In […]
Visiting Researcher, Jesudas Athyal, will present a lecture at the University of California Irvine on March 3, 2016.
CGCM visiting researcher Jesudas Athyal’s edited book A Light to the Nations: The Indian Presence in the Ecumenical Movement in the Twentieth Century is now available. There are a range of contributors in this volume, including Wesley Ariarajah (Former Director of WCC Interfaith department and Professor Emeritus of Ecumenical Theology at Drew University), Fr. K. M. George (Orthodox […]
Review by Cathy Corman, CGCM Visiting Researcher Those interested in the history of African Christianity may want to consider making a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art before January 3, 2016, to tour Kongo: Power & Majesty. The exhibit focuses on the material culture of Central African peoples after contact with Portuguese Catholics in the late […]
Dr. Jesudas Athyal’s edited volume Religion in Southeast Asia: An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Cultures has recently been published by ABC-CLIO. Here is what Amazon has to say about this exciting new volume: In this unprecedented profile of the religions of Southeast Asia, scholars from around the world explore the faiths, spiritual practices, and theological dogmas […]