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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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    Eco and TE Symposium a Great Success!

    We had 70 people from over 20 theological schools, including faculty, students, and related professionals at the Symposium on “Ecologically Informed Theological Education” on March 16 at Catholic University.   Stirring addresses by Msgr. Kevin Irwin on Laudato Si, Tim Van Meter on a Green campus and curriculum,  Elaine Nogueira-Godsey on postcolonial implications for the world, and Laurel Kearns on…

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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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    Ecumenism Lives…

    Recent steps forward in ecumenical relations between the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church are remarkable and historic.  An Orthodox Council in Crete and an Ecumenical Agreement reached at Chieti have opened the door to recognition of the unique oversight of the Bishop of Rome by both traditions.   The East-West relations about what “divides” and “unites” also open…

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    Spring Cross-Registration is Underway!

     

    Registration for the Spring Semester is underway at most Consortium Schools in late
    October and early November.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to take a course in another tradition, perhaps in your favorite field:   Bible, Theology, Preaching, and more.   Or take a unique course related to a Consortium Certificate:  in Ecology, Muslim-Christian Studies, or Ecumenism/Christian Unity.  More and more schools are offering…

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    What can your Church do for the Environment?

     

    I am attending a class on Theology and Ecology at Yale Divinity School this week, and am deeply moved by the energy, vision, and resources available for theology faculty, seminarians, churches, and local communities.   Google the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Greenfaith, or Interfaith Power and Light for remarkable resources for study and action.  To learn more about “what your…

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    Changing of the Guard at the ICJS

    Dr. Heather Miller Rubens, Catholic scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, is stepping forward to become the new Executive Director of the Institute.  This comes at a time when the ICJS extends its focus to include Islamic studies in both dialogue and trialogue conversations.  Dr. Rubens holds degrees from Georgetown University (B.A.), the Oxford Centre for Hebrew…

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    Congratulations all Graduates!

    The last two graduations of Consortium Schools takes place in the coming week, and we extend our congratulations to all 2016 grads!   Some students finish a Masters degree in 2-3 years, others finish in 5 years or more if parttime, while working.   The Consortium schools offer a variety of formulas for receiving an MA, MDiv, or DMin and…

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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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