Category Archives: Reflections

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

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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

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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

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Hostility, Hypocrisy, Hospitality: Rethinking the Politics and Theology of Hospitality from a Dalit Perspective ~ Post by Philip Vinod Peacock

Friendly Fire: Introduction, Hospitality and Opening hostilities:  I would like to begin this presentation by locating hospitality in a specific context by pointing to two incidents, one dating from the early 19th century and the other which took place just … Continue reading

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The Other ~ Guest post by Deenabandhu Manchala

Deenabandhu Manchala, a pastor in Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, is Executive Secretary in the programme area of Unity, Mission, Evangelism and Spirituality, World Council of Churches, Geneva.   In this post he reflects on the other and the processes of othering. … Continue reading

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Bread of Life: Transforming a crowd into a Eucharistic Community ~ Guest Post by Merin Mathew

Another reflection on the Theme of the World Council of Churches Assembly by Merin Mathew, a priest of the Marthoma Church in Guwahati and in charge of five parishes in the North East. Merin, finished his BD from the Marthoma … Continue reading

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GOD OF LIFE, LEAD US TO JUSTCE AND PEACE: A Theological Meditation in Fragments ~ Post by Joseph Prabhakar Dayam

Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, a systematic and philosophical theologian teaches at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai. With a Masters from Princeton and a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, he is one of India’s most profound theologians. In this piece, he … Continue reading

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