Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine is from Colombo, Sri Lanka where she worked for the IFES affiliated Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS) as a national staff worker, briefly as Acting General Secretary and recently as a Board member. She also worked for the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University. Jasmine’s InterVarsity involvement includes leading the Graduate Christian Fellowship at Syracuse University and chapter planting as a volunteer staffworker at SUNY Albany for GFM. She presently volunteers as Staff Development Specialist to South Asian American Ministries. Jasmine has written for The Well and for Mutuality Magazine. She is married to Guy and is mom to Jayathri and Yannik. Jasmine is a WAP Associate focusing on special projects.

Contributions by Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando
By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando describes her lifelong friendship with a Muslim family and offers some encouragement in developing cross-cultural friendships of our own.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando considers the connections between the Magis' search for Jesus, the pain of injustice then and now, and links with the modern academy.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

We mourn the murder of people in Garissa, among them students from our sister movement in FOCUS Kenya — another grim reminder that in parts of the globe today, Christians are randomly killed...

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando invites us into her reflections on the grief she experienced when her father died twenty years ago.