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CMU faculty reflect on courses taught during the pandemic (videos)

Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 10:33 AM

The challenges of a global pandemic have highlighted the quality of education offered by CMU. Below, seven CMU faculty members reflect on courses they taught in fall 2020 amidst the challenges and complexities of COVID-19.

Rachel Krause, Assistant Professor of Biology
Introduction to Global Health

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Practicing theology from the bottom-up

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Assuming a new position teaching theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan and his family arrived in Winnipeg in October 2020 after a move, during the pandemic, from their home in Boston, MA. Growing up in the religious context of Pondicherry, a former French colony in southeast India, Boopalan was raised by his mother, a nurse and Hindu convert to Christianity, and his father, a lab technician and preacher, who together attended the "Bakht Singh Assemblies," a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic indigenous (that is, without foreign missionary history) church movement. Describing the religious atmosphere of his upbringing, Boopalan states that "there was an interesting mix of theological influences that combined pietist, holiness, and charismatic movements. Services were four hours and included plenty of music played with indigenous Indian instruments and would always end in a love feast cooked by church members and shared sitting around mats on the floor."

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CMU welcomes political theology specialist Rev. Dr. John Boopalan to the BTS faculty

Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 9:45 AM

Toting a powerful academic record, global life-experience and perspective, along with a rich and multifaceted theological background, CMU looks forward to the teaching and mentorship Rev. Dr. John Boopalan will bring to our learning community.

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