Perkins School of Theology in South Africa 2015

Eleven students from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology with faculty leader Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Practical Theology, are participating in a May 17-31 South Africa immersion course through the Perkins Global Theological Education Program (GTE). During their time in South Africa, they will explore ministries of Christian hope “in practice” via engagement with the people of South Africa in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town.

Members of the group will share their experiences, including reflections and photographs, here on the SMU Adventure blog during the trip.

The Perkins Global Theological Education Program (GTE) prepares Christian leaders for complex cultural experiences through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures. Students learn to build intercultural relationships, resolve cultural conflicts and guide intercultural ventures.

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Welcome to South Africa

Student participants in the 2015 South Africa immersion course gather at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on May 17 for their departure.

Student participants in the 2015 South Africa immersion course gather at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on May 17 for their departure. Photo by Glenn Luhrs.

 

Kantrice and Charles Robinson are among the nine Perkins students traveling with Dr. Evelyn Parker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Kantrice and Charles Robinson are among the nine Perkins students traveling with Dr. Evelyn Parker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. (Photo by Glenn Luhrs.)

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Photo by Jonathan Allen

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    1. What an experience to share and meet these outstanding ambassadors of Christ. The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the 15th Episcopal District South Africa is more richer for the special contact we could have.

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