INTRODUCING YOU TO ONE OF OUR CATALYSTS: Jonás from mexico

Jonás De Basabe is a professor in Earth Sciences and a researcher in the Seismology department at his university in Mexico. He has been involved with COMPA (the IFES movement in Mexico) since he started as a student in 1996, and has kept in touch, staying committed to what COMPA does and acting as a supporter.

Jonás struggled with the disconnect between faith and science as a teenager where questioning one’s faith was viewed as spiritual doubt and was discouraged. He has discovered that faith answers many questions that science raises and vice versa and his hope is to bring these discussions into normal academic life to give both Christian and non-Christian students an integrated view of reality. 

Here he shares how he is benefiting from being a Catalyst in the Logos and Cosmos Initiative.

INTRODUCING YOU TO ONE OF OUR CATALYSTS: Deborah from Brazil

Deborah Vieira has just completed her Master’s in Literature at her university in Brazil. She helped to pioneer the Christian Union in her university when she first began her studies. She has served as secretary of Arts and Culture for her IFES national movement, and has discipled many other members, especially those in the Arts. 

Deborah is part of an Arts and Culture university group where discussions between culture and religion are encouraged, but she has found that these conversations sometimes lack grace and understanding.

Her hope is to further her research about the theological understanding of arts and culture to bridge the gap between Christian and secular beliefs and debate. Here she shares why she wanted to become a Catalyst in the Logos and Cosmos Initiative.

introducing you to one of our catalysts: onesphore from rwanda

Onesphore Hakizimana is completing his Master’s degree in Animal Production at the University of Rwanda. He is also a volunteer employee of GBUR (the IFES movement in Rwanda) as secretary of evangelism, prayer and mission. Onesphore has a powerful life story and is passionate about sharing the good news. Here he shares with us what he is learning as a Catalyst for the Logos and Cosmos Initiative.