On Monday,  6th July at 6.00 pm UK time, Tina Beattie was in a Zoom conversation with Sri Lankan theologian and international development theorist Anupama Ranawana about her experiences as a Catholic woman during this time of global crisis. 

Anupama is based in Oxford UK. Her work focuses on Asian Theology, feminist and womanist theology, and decolonizing theology. Anupama’s research and policy work spans the local and the global, having worked for organisations such as Oxfam GB and Caritas Canada, as well as the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka. She has taught university courses on International Political Economy, Democracy and Conflict, Theories of International Relations and on Religion and International Development. Her research, teaching and professional experience have involved her in projects relating to faith and climate change, civil society in developing contexts, transitional justice, peacebuilding and reconciliation, international development, critical political economy, gender and development, postcolonial and decolonial approaches to the political economy. Anupama is a tutor with Catherine of Siena College, where she teaches an online course on Asian theology.