Dr. Rupen Das appointed Research Professor of Social Justice
Tyndale Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rupen Das as Research Professor of Social Justice, Compassion and Development. Dr. Janet Clark, Senior Vice President Academic and Academic Dean of the Seminary, gives her warm congratulations: “Dr. Rupen Das brings knowledge and expertise in the interface of theology, social justice, missiology and international and community development ministries. We are excited to have Dr. Das join Tyndale Seminary.”
He is a global citizen who over the course of 25 years has lived in many different countries, directed numerous international and community development projects and served as a professor in various settings. Dr. Das directed an award-winning postgraduate program in international project management in Canada, and served as a consultant to mission organizations, churches and post-secondary institutions.
Presently, he is a mission and development consultant for the European Baptist Federation (EBF) in Amsterdam. He is also currently a senior advisor for capacity building with Canadian Baptist Ministries. He spent several years in the Middle East as the community development and relief director at the Lebanese Baptist Society and the program director of the Master of Religion in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon.
As the director for Emergency Response and Disaster Mitigation at World Vision Canada, Dr. Das has been involved in humanitarian assistance and emergency response projects in Russia, Belarus, Kosovo, India, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College at Acadia University. Dr. Das has twice been a 21st Century Fellow in the United Kingdom and was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
“Dr. Das is a person of deep and profound Christian faith,” says Dr. Clark. “We are honoured to have him be part of Tyndale Seminary.”
Dr. Das will be teaching a Summer School course at Tyndale from July 13-17, 2015 entitled “Compassion and Social Justice: Theological Frameworks for Reflection and Action.” Occasional students and auditors are welcomed. See details at: www.tyndale.ca/summer