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.
Listen in on an exclusive peek into our fall book club as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Jasmine Obeyesekere conducts an online discussion with author and theologian Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra where they discuss suffering, hope, and the Christian life.
How do we share our faith in a post-Christian context where public life is mostly secular and private life is very diverse? Os Guinness shows us how we can converse with — and even persuade — people who are not interested in what we are saying.
Might each of our life stages be a calling? Are there multiple callings in some seasons? The authors offer a unique perspective on Vocation by suggesting Lifespan as the lens through which we can view our callings.
Listen in as WAP Associate Jasmine Obeyesekere interviews Dr. Elaine Storkey about her book Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women (IVP 2018) as the finale of the WAP Winter Book Club.
Did you know that women are vulnerable to violence during their entire lifetime? Through her extensive global travel, Dr. Storkey compassionately demonstrates what gender-based violence looks like on the bruised bodies of real girls and women.
What if the beliefs of our times that we take for granted are not true after all? Dr. Ramachandra gives historical and global perspective to understanding pressing contemporary issues in their contexts.
Interested in reading a woman apologist of C.S. Lewis’s caliber and era? Uncover Dorothy Sayers’s insights on Theology and Work from selected essays and discover the clarity and confidence with which she articulates Christian doctrine.
How do you develop a deeply formed Christian way of understanding the paradigms of your discipline? Dr. Garber teaches that “the stuff of our work” matters to God and is integral to God’s purposes in the world.