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Thurairaja Mylvaganam

Thurairaja Mylvaganam Thurairaja 'Raja' Mylvaganam was born in Malaysia in 1949 to Ceylon Tamil parents whose religion was Saivism (one root of what is generically called Hinduism). He was educated in the neo-colonial school system in Malaysia. After high school he went to England, where, while making a fruitless attempt to be an accountant, he was inculturated into 'the Sixties' instead. After a promoting extra-curricular education in Malaysia, in the eighties he returned to England and joined academic life. He ventured to the United States in 1984. He joined Meadville as a D.Min student with the specific intention of writing a biography of William Roberts. This remains an ongoing and uncompleted project. He has received graduate degrees from Mundelein College, Chicago (M.A.,1987), and Meadville Lombard Theological School (M Div.,1993). During his ministerial training Raja served as Intern Minister at May Memorial Unitarian Society in Syracuse, New York and Intern Campus Minister at Hendriks Chapel, Syracuse University. After completing programs conducted by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, he worked as a Campus Minister and Chaplain at the Channing Murray Foundation and the Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark with his spouse Geneviève Trintignac. He continues his research into the Unitarian mission in the wake of the Enlightenment.

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