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An update from Katie A., a graduate student in the Liberal Studies program: Yesterday we went to the site of the Washita Massacre in western Oklahoma. The site is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of tall prairie grasses and beautiful … Continue reading
Today’s reflection is from Perkins student Kantrice Robinson, a Master of Divinity degree candidate (2016, Pastoral Care and Women’s Studies Certificate Programs): We entered Monday, May 25, in the afterglow of the worship experience and visit to the Table Mountain. … Continue reading
Today’s reflection is from Perkins student Kantrice Robinson, a Master of Divinity degree candidate (2016, Pastoral Care and Women’s Studies Certificate Programs): When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven … Continue reading
Today’s reflection is from Perkins student Jonathan Allen, Master of Theological Studies degree candidate (2016). The day began with a zero six-thirty alarm urging me to embrace the morning breeze and awakening sun. As we all gathered for our devotional … Continue reading
Today the group toured Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, including the Apartheid Museum and the Nelson Mandela monument. The guest dinner lecturer was the Rev. Dalene Flynn, who spoke on “Sport, Ritual, and Social Cohesion in South Africa.” Today’s reflection … Continue reading
Namita is a senior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business. During summer 2015 she is volunteering with the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation in Nepal to provide emergency assistance after the devastating earthquake there in April. For her work, she was awarded a Public Service Fellowship from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, with financial assistance from the Irby Family Foundation. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
An update from Olivia, a sophomore biology major: I woke up earlier than usual the morning we were about to set off for New Orleans. I just couldn’t sleep—it was my first time leading an Alternative Breaks trip, and I … Continue reading
An update from Danielle, a senior: I spent this past Spring Break in the Orosí Valley of Costa Rica, with a group of nine SMU students and two staff members, volunteering at the El Pueblito shelter for abused and neglected … Continue reading