Sathianathan Clarke, Th.D.

Wesley Theological Seminary
Washington, D.C.

Sathianathan “Sathi” Clarke is Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World Christianity and Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission, at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. For the last 30 years, his vocation has been a unique blend of the joy of Church ministry, passion for working with communities of the poor and other religious faiths, and love of academic research and teaching. Clarke started his ministry in the Church of South India as a social worker and priest for the Diocese of Madras among Dalit communities in rural India. He has graduate degrees from Madras University (M.A.), Seramapore University (B.D.), Yale Divinity School (S.T.M.) and Harvard Divinity School (Th.D.), and is the author of two books: Dalits and Christianity: Subaltern Religion and Liberation Theology in India and a forthcoming book entitled Competing Fundamentalisms: Violent Extremism in Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism (Westminster John Knox, Spring 2017).