By: Eleazar Fernandez Mar 27, 2017
It has been a year of vibrant and creative activities. Let me highlight a few.
In line with UTS’s goal of making theological education more accessible, portable, and affordable, we have pursued and fined tuned our hybrid (online and face-to-face) offerings, which include both degree and certificate programs. For our Innovative Theological Education Program (a certificate program), we conducted two seminars for two groups: (1) Southwest Philippines Annual Conference (UMC) in Silang, Cavite...Read more...
By: Amelia Casillas Mar 27, 2017
El Chaco Paraguayo, lugar de tierras desérticas, de grandes extensiones de tierra roja, con Bosques de Palmas “Karanda´y” termino Guaraní, donde el sol, de radiante esplendor, sonríe en cada amanecer para acariciar la campiña que se levanta, al Indígena en su búsqueda del pan diario, al Campesino luchador y a los grandes Hacendados calculando sus ganancias sin mirar la necesidad que hay a su alrededor. El Chaco Paraguayo que tantos hablan de él...Read more...
By: Anil Henry Mar 27, 2017
The few months after our Christmas update have been filled with exciting visits from friends around the world. From San Diego-based nursing students to dear friends of Dr. Anil Henry’s, Immanuel and Zarreen Babu, CHM has seen no shortage of visitors.Read more...
By: Nia Sullivan Mar 27, 2017
When sharing the news of my move to Cape Town, I pause to take in the shear excitement and awe that people convey to me. In response to this news, I’m often given a list of tourist activities to partake in and various sights to visit. Many tourists share their stories of unparalleled relaxation and breathtakingly beautiful accommodations while visiting the motherland. To them, Cape Town is paradise. However, scores of South Africans...Read more...
By: Olga Yan-Pardo Mar 27, 2017
The experience of being in Ecuador has been great, a magnificent opportunity to put love and knowledge into action. This country has everything. Its multiculturalism is admirable and each ethnic group maintains its customs and traditions. There is a lot to learn from Ecuador.Read more...
By: Loren McGrail Mar 27, 2017
In our Gospel story about Lazarus, Jesus comes late to Mary and Martha's home. Mary chastises him for not getting there sooner because he might have been able to do something to prevent their brother's death.
I identify with this passage because we who are activists working on a just peace in Palestine hear about tragedies here after they have occurred. So there is always this sense of deep sadness that...Read more...
By: Nia Sullivan Mar 27, 2017
Lectionary Selection: John 11:1-45
Prayers for South Africa:
God of Grace.
God of love, peace, and everlasting healing,
We thank you for the hope that you enrich us with on a daily basis. Even for the new mercies that we see every morning.
Bless us with the energy and the resolve to proclaim and live your love and your justice throughout all of our experiences and encounters. By your grace and mercy, make...Read more...
By: Andy Jepson Mar 24, 2017
Spending most of one’s life in the northern United States makes it hard to focus on a spring newsletter when every day seems to be mid-summer! But we’ve had a bit of the rainy season that is about 6 weeks late in our part of Sri Lanka, and it has been cool enough some nights to turn off the fan after midnight!Read more...