Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

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Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

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Died. Charles W. Forman, 97, Presbyterian mission scholar, author, teacher, and ecumenical statesman, November 23, 2014, in New Haven, Connecticut. The son and grandson of Presbyterian missionaries, Forman was born in India, where he also served as a missionary on the faculty of North India United Theological College in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, from 1945 to 1950. In 1953 he became the successor to Kenneth Scott Latourette as professor of missions at Yale Divinity School, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. He was chairman of the Theological Education Fund of the World Council of Churches (1965-71), chairman of the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations of the Presbyterian Church (1965-71), chairman of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia (1970-89), president of the American Society of Missiology (1981-82), and a trustee of the Overseas Ministries Study Center (1978-2000). He was also active for many years in peacemaking and antipoverty efforts and assistance to refugee families. Forman's article "My Pilgrimage in Mission" was published in the IBMR in January 1994. The last piece he wrote for publication, "The Legacy of Charles W. Forman," on his grandfather, the founder of Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, also appeared in the IBMR, in October 2014.

Died. Nalini M. Jayasuriya, 87, painter, poet, and teacher, September 5, 2014, after a lengthy illness, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Honored as an artist in her home country, Jayasuriya had also exhibited her work internationally, in locations including Bangkok, Jerusalem, London, Manila, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Toronto. …

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