India → Religion

Strands of the Sacred

July 3, 2021

Having presented the C. Henry Smith Peace Lectures for Goshen (IN) and Bluffton (OH) colleges in 1988, I chose to publish the two lectures—“Strands of the Sacred” and “Strength, Struggle, and Solidarity.” Content emerged following my having been with ten women from the University of New Mexico on a Fulbright Scholarship/Study Tour titled “Women, the […]

Key Shapers of My Be-ing from Living in India

September 29, 2020

Presented at my Iowa Mennonite School (Now named Hillcrest Academy) 55th Class Reunion – 8/21/2011 John and I first lived in India from 1962-65, as Overseas Mission Associates with Mennonite Board of Missions. We taught at Woodstock School, an international Christian school with 500 students located in north India, within the foothills of the Himalayas. […]

Personal Encounters with the Sacred in India: A Glimpse

September 10, 2020

My support for religious plurality spans over fifty years. I first lived in India from 1962-65; the profound, plural religious scene attracted me. A poster near my desk states in eighteen languages, “There will be peace on earth when there is peace among the world religions,” an idea from Catholic theologian Hans Kung. Writer-cum-activist mentors […]

Asian Youth Workshop on HIV/AIDS: Bible Study

Lutheran World Fellowship,  Held at CRENIEO, south of Chennai, India – November 13, 1998 You will be hearing a lot about HIV and AIDS this week. My task is not to explain that condition. But I am glad that Asian Christian youth are talking about it, that you are being educated on this nightmare that affects […]

Henry Martyn’s Short Stint in India and Persia: Prior and Later Influences

First Appeared in Mission Focus Annual Review, vol. 20, 2012, 170-88. Appearing here with permission. Introduction Much about India intrigues readers. Westerners who choose to live there look to those who previously experienced the sacred and complex, the confusing and exotic about the land of the Himalayas, Ganges, and Mahatma. Henry Martyn surely knew of […]