Mathew Schmalz

I am a father, husband, and Roman Catholic scholar teaching at a Jesuit institution in Massachusetts, USA. My teaching and research cover Comparative Religions, global Catholicism, Catholic theology and spirituality, Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses. I am the founding editor of the Journal of Global Catholicism, author of Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life Changing Gift (OSV, 2016), and co-editor of Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances (SUNY, 2012). I am on the editorial boards of Christian Higher Education; Asian Horizons; Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. I have published opinion pieces in the Washington Post, Newsweek, Salon, Fortune, Commonweal Magazine, The National Catholic Reporter, and US News and World Report. I have also provided expert commentary to USA Today, The New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR, CNBC, BBC, Agence France-Presse, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and FoxNewsRadio.

I lived for four years in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, speak Hindi/Urdu fluently along with some Bengali, Bhojpuri, and Sinhala. I also have a large standard poodle and a gecko. My kids also want a pet pig and chickens—a difficult on-going family discussion.

Who are Sri Lanka’s Christians?
23 Apr 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Islamic terrorism, Sri Lanka, terrorism
The Christian minority has a long history

Why Russia is afraid of Jehovah’s Witnesses
28 Jul 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, religious freedom, Russia
After a recent court case, Jehovah’s Witness gatherings and preaching are criminal offenses in Russia

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