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 Jamie Ong, Caroline Triscik and Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Listen in on our interview with Jamie Ong, environmental protection manager for NYC parks, as we discuss nature, faith, family, and enduring Covid-19.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

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. 

By Kathleen Cahalan and Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Listen in on an exclusive peek into our book club during the final online discussion with author and professor Kathleen Cahalan on Calling All Years Good.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

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.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

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.

 
By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

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.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

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.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

How can the work of Mother Teresa and her community speak to the University world? Through Dr. Poplin’s firsthand experiences, explore Mother Teresa’s vocation and discern your own. 

 
By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

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.

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.