Anne Duncan Gray Visiting Scholar - Nelson Alejo Dávila-Rodríguez

nelson photoWe are pleased to announce that Nelson Alejo Dávila-Rodríguez from the Seminario Evangélico de Teología (SET) in Matanzas, Cuba will be The Anne Duncan Gray Visiting Scholar for the fall 2010. He will be hosted by Emmanuel College for the September to December 2010 academic term.

Mr. Dávila-Rodríguez is Coordinator of the School of Christian Education at Seminario Evangélico de Teología. He is a faculty member and professor of Christian Education of the Evangelical Seminary of Theology, in Matanzas and has had this role since 2004. He is a lay person and member of the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Cuba. He is currently completing a doctorate in education through the University of Havana.

We look forward to having Mr. Dávila-Rodríguez with us!


The Anne Duncan Gray Visiting Scholar - Background

The Anne Duncan Gray "World Outreach Teaching Fellowship" was established in 1978, after The United Church of Canada received a bequest from the estate of George L. Gray in memory of his wife, Anne. These funds were used to set up an endowment that would give financial assistance for an annual "study/teaching Scholar/lecturer programme involving a Christian scholar from the two-thirds world". The scholar is to be chosen "in consultation between Emmanuel College, the United Church of Canada’s Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit, and partner churches and agencies overseas".

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