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Sandra Costen Kunz


Senior Lecturer in Christian Education

Coordinator, DMin Program

Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana


After teaching Christian education in two US theological seminaries, Sandra Kunz was invited to start a PhD program in Christian education and a DMin program at Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana, West Africa.  Her research is focused on Christian use and adaptation of non-Christian spiritual discernment and teaching practices, especially Buddhist practices and American and West African indigenous practices. Several Ghanaian students and she are currently working on a project entitled “Teaching Youth More Powerfully than Boko Haram:  ‘Converting’ Elements of Indigenous Adolescent Rites of Passage for Confirmation Preparation in Ghanaian Churches.”  In addition to Society Journal articles, she has published  “Circling Back with Fresh Eyes: Christians Teaching Buddhist Practices for Peace at Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation,” in A Passion for Christian Unity, ed. John Imbler (Chalice Press, 2009).