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Kesolenuo Suokhrie from Nagaland, India

My doctoral research focuses on social justice, particularly for immigrants. This interest comes from my own experiences working with Karen refugees, displaced by communal violence, at the Thai-Myanmar border and in Australia. In my own context, the influx of Muslim Bangladeshis into Nagaland has led to serious issues. To the natives, immigrants are outsiders who are invading our land, exhausting our resources, and threatening the identities of our indigenous peoples.

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COVID-19 Message from Our President

Our President, Larry A. Smith, writes to inform you about how our ministry is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, you can learn about COVID-19’s impact on our work and on the seminaries and leaders with whom we partner.

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Coronavirus Impact

Like almost everyone, ScholarLeaders has felt COVID-19’s impact. This week, please join us in prayer for a situation that has reached over 180 countries. First, we pray for those infected by the virus and those who have lost loved ones. We pray that the most vulnerable among us would be protected. We pray too for those facing quarantines, travel and employment restrictions, financial pressures in shrinking economies, new caregiving and homeschooling responsibilities, and limited supplies.

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ISJ: New French Translations Available

The InSights Journal for Global Theological Education has just posted new French translations of several articles. In particular, if you read French or know French-speaking theological leaders, you may want to explore Larry A. Smith’s article. It uses real-world case studies to outline lessons and steps for strategy planning at seminaries, lessons learned through our

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Wanjiru Gitau: Article on Terrorism in Africa

Wanjiru Gitau, a graduated LeaderStudies recipient from Kenya, thoughtfully analyzes terrorism in Africa in this article published by Lausanne Global Analysis this month. Her discussion guides us to give thanks and pray for peaceful communities. (Her book, Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered, won Christianity Today‘s 2019 Book of the Year Award for Missions/Global Church Building.)

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Manohar James from India

Eighty percent of the rural pastors in India, especially non-denominational or non-affiliated church planters and pastors, have very little knowledge of the Word of God because they enter ministry with no theological training or in-depth bible knowledge. They seldom have a spiritual mentor. With great passion, faith, and hard work, they successfully plant churches, but are not able to nourish new believers in the Word, since they cannot offer what they do not possess.

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Enoch Okode Leads Scott Christian University School of Theology

We congratulate Enoch Okode on becoming Dean of the School of Theology at Scott Christian University in Kenya. Supported by LeaderStudies, Enoch graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL this past summer — he’s just one example of how quickly young educated leaders must assume top-tier positions at Majority World institutions. We give

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Maqsood Kamil in Pakistan

Maqsood is Vice Principal of Gujranwala Theological Seminary, which trains 80% of church leaders for all major Protestant denominations in Pakistan. He recently completed his PhD in Islamic Studies at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK). His research on Christian-Muslim debates in 19th-century India will provide valuable insights for interreligious dialogue in Islamic contexts.

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Emmanuel Mukeshimana Graduates

Emmanuel Mukeshimana, a LeaderStudies recipient from Rwanda co-sponsored with Langham Partnership, just received his PhD. We praise God for him as he becomes a fulltime professor at Uganda Christian University, where he will guide the Church to apply Christ’s earthly ministry among the poor to poverty alleviation in Africa. You can learn more in his

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Sunday Agang Leads Jos ECWA Seminary

Sunday Agang, a graduated LeaderStudies recipient co-sponsored with Langham Partnership, illustrates the long-lasting fruits of our work. Last month, he became Provost (equivalent of President) of the Evangelical Church Winning All Theological Seminary in Jos, Nigeria (a VSI school). You can read more about him in this story from Langham. In addition, he recently edited

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Sutrisna Harjanto in Indonesia

Please pray for God’s wisdom in my leadership at Bandung Theological Seminary (BTS). It is a great opportunity to be able to lead in this God-given moment to develop theological education with a holistic vision, to bring the whole gospel to impact the whole society with the whole church.

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The Sanneh Institute Launches in Accra

This week, the Sanneh Institute in Accra, Ghana holds its inaugural conference. The Institute will guide Muslims and Christians to seek peace and learn from one another for the common good. We give thanks for the many faithful scholars – especially Dr. Lamin Sanneh and Dr. John Azumah, a ScholarLeaders board member who will lead

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Eva Wong Suk Hyun from Malaysia

I am currently in my fifth year of PhD studies at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS) in the United Kingdom. My research examines the extent to which the practice of the Assemblies of God of Malaysia has changed, with respect to its espoused Pentecostal Theology, since its inception in 1957 to the present day.

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