Transforming Communities: Integral Mission and Holistic Development in Nepal with Kumar Aryal

Ever wondered how evangelism and social action can blend together to make impactful changes in communities?

In this episode, we host Kumar Aryal, the founder of Himalayan Hope Foundation. Kumar shares deep insights into blending evangelism with social action and his passion for holistic development. He unpacks the realities of faith in Nepal, addresses the constant struggle between evangelism and social justice, and presents a thrilling vision for the future of integral missions and holistic development. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Navigate faith-based development in a culturally sensitive way.
  • Understand the interplay between religion and social norms in Nepal.
  • Learn how the Himalayan Hope Foundation addresses various community needs through a holistic approach.

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Guests in This Episode

Kumar Aryal

Kumar Aryal is founder and executive director of Center for Holistic Development Nepal, board member at TeachBeyond Philippines, member of the advisory board at Asia Graduate School of Theology-Nepal (AGSTNP), and PhD coordinator for South Asia at Asian School of Development and Cross-Cultural Studies (ASDECS).

Kumar has a PhD in international development and was a professor of intercultural studies at International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) in Manila, Philippines, for nine years. His research interests include poverty and development, migration, holistic development, and social justice. He is married to Kathryn and they have two boys, Kevin and Kyle.

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