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    Spring Sermon Slam is Here! April 1

    Join students from all the Consortium Schools for food, drink, fellowship and some of the finest young preachers in the region!   Preachers from each of the schools will share a short sermon on a theme, then draw a random passage from a hat, and deliver an impromptu mini-sermon… Be moved, cheer, vote for your favorites!… and share a great…

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    Eastern Christian Seminary joins Consortium!

    We have a new member and partner in the Consortium!   The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of St’s. Cyril and Methodius (in Pittsburgh) was accepted as a new member at the February WTC Board meeting, and they will officially join us as a “satellite member” as of July 1 (in time for fall cross-registration!).  The school brings faculty in the Byzantine…

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    Prayer and Science…

    In my tradition, we were originally taught that prayer is largely for us to re-orient ourselves to God’s will, but it did not truly move God.  Now I wonder….

    “Does God Answer Prayer?” is being addressed by a nationally known expert in Religion and Science:   Dr. Nancy Abrams this Monday, January 30, from 6:30-8:00 pm at Wesley.   Dr. Abrams…

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    Say “Ramadan Mubarek” or “Happy Ramadan” to a neighbor

    When you see a Muslim neighbor at work, the market, or on the sidewalk, consider a simple wish of good-will this month:  “Ramadan Mubarak (Moo-baa-rak)!” which means “Ramadan’s Blessings to you!”   “Happy Ramadan” also captures the spirit of this most holy of holidays, when Muslims fast all day, pray more fervently, and increase acts of charity .  The midsummer,…

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    Mannion and Hopper address Friends’ Reception

    Special thanks to all who attended the Annual Friend’s Event at the Georgetown University Riggs Library on April 19.   Fr. Leon Hopper, SJ gave us an overview of the mission of the Jesuits and the legacy of the Woodstock Library theologicla collection, which continues to serve the University and the wider community.   Dr. Gerard Mannion gave us highlights…

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    International Students Event April 1 @ VTS

    We are delighted to invite international students studying at Consortium schools to join us at VTS for an afternoon and evening with Dr. Jehu H. Hanciles. Dr. Hanciles is Associate Professor of World Christianity at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.  Join other international students for a wonderful event of worship, fellowship and dinner! (come for any part or all…

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    Testament to Muslim-Christian Partnership

    The seventh annual Alwani event for Muslim Christian dialogue included engaging addresses on interfaith relations in Africa by Dr. Sulayman Nyang of Howard University and Dr. Kwasi Kuakye-Nuako of the Howard School of Divinity.   There were also moving prayers for the life and work of Dr. Taha Al-Alwani, who had recently passed away, by Rev. Lobenstine and Imam Adam.  A…

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    Mourning the death of Dr. Taha Al-Alwani

    We have just learned that Dr. Taha Al-Alwani passed away while enroute from Cairo to be with his family in the U.S. He was a great legal and philosophical scholar of Islam, a visionary educator, and a generous peacebuilder among Muslim communities and with other faiths. We mourn his loss, and pray for his family, colleagues, and friends around the…

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    Muslim-Christian Solidarity in D.C.

    Our experience with Muslim educators, leaders, and mosques in the Washington D.C. region testifies to the vast majority of American-Muslims committed to forms of Islam that contribute to a pluralist and democratic society.   We draw on these relationships to continue our work in Muslim-Christian studies with future priests, pastors and church leaders. To learn more:

    Opportunities for Muslim-Christian Studies…

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    Prayers for Victims of Gun Terror

    Many people in the Consortium community extend their prayers to all casualties and families of the San Bernardino shootings.   We continue to pray for all victims of gun terror–either international or home grown.   We join in solidarity with peoples of all other faiths to work against such atrocities in the future….

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