Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reclaiming life as a new paradigm for religious coexistence ~ Guest Post by Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown, originally from the UK and now living in France, is a former managing editor of Ecumenical News International and currently works in Geneva as Programme Executive for the Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (www.globethics.net/gtl). Stephen is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Busan and Ecumenical Space ~ Guest Post by Anders Göranzon

Anders Göranzon is Honorary Lecturer at the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa One of the students, in the module: Ecumenical Perspectives, asked: “Why do you only focus on the World Council of Churches … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sexuality in an Indonesian Perspective ~ Guest Post by Stephen Suleeman

Stephen Suleeman is a lecturer at Jakarta Theological Seminary.  For the last 15 years he has been organizing activities and training for JTS students on HIV/AIDS and LGBTIQ issues. This article is a modification of a paper that was presented … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Vigilance as an act to subvert the ‘powerful’: Juxtaposing Draupadi and Rizpah

Ch. Sweety Helen is Executive Secretary, Commission on Youth, National Council of Churches in India. A feminist and a Biblical Scholar, here she reflects on the story of Rizpah from the perspectives of Life, Justice and Peace. Introduction: “I won’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Studies, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Story of ‘Outsiders’ and ‘Inn-siders’ – The ‘Good Samaritan’ within the parable of the Good Samaritan:

  Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar is Programme Executive Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation, World Council of Churches. An Indian Theologian with expertise in Dalit Theology, he was previously Associate Professor of Ethics at the United Theological College, Bangalore.   The 21st century has only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Queering Christianity, coming out and a prophetic theophany ~ Guest Post by Luciano Kovacs

Luciano is currently serving as North America Regional Secretary for the World Student Christian Federation and has held this position since January 2008. In this capacity, Luciano coordinates the work of the WSCF in North America (Canada and US) and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Studies, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

God of Life: A feminist theo-ethical reflection on an economy of life ~ Guest Post by Pamela Brubaker

Pamela Brubaker is Professor Emerita of Religion and Ethics at California Lutheran University. Her research and activism focus on the inter-structuring of gender, race/ethnicity, and class in systems of domination and exploitation and ways people of faith can help transform them. … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments