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  • 50th Anniversary

    Honoring the Past. Living the Present. Shaping the Future.

    In 2021, the Washington Theological Union is celebrating 50 years of partnering as a community of theological schools of diverse faith traditions in support of Christian ecumenical unity and interfaith understanding. To mark this milestone, we look forward to sharing anniversary content, special events, and other media. As we look to the past in thanksgiving, we look forward to the next 50 years of service!

    Please check back frequently and view our News and Events pages for further updates as well.

    Years In Pictures

    Our 5 decades have been spent serving students, faculty and the public – educating about the importance of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Take a look at some of the events we have hosted and the people who have helped shape our 50 years of service. Check back as we add additional photos in the weeks to come!

    Educating Religious Leaders to Engage in Public Life – Student Event

    Coming later this fall: This event will bring church and public figures together to address this timely issue in conversation with Consortium students.

    Details to Come!

    Educating Religious Leaders to Engage in Public Life: Anniversary Forum

    May 26, 2021

    Should theological schools prepare pastors, priests, and other religious leaders to serve only their religious communities? Or should faith leaders also be formed to engage public life through witness, ethical action, and narratives of hope, justice, and human solidarity? Ecclesial and educational leaders explored this timely topic, while marking our 50th anniversary year.

    Panelists included:

    • Archbishop Job of Telmessos, Eastern Orthodox Church
    • The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Diocese of Washington of the Episcopal Church
    • Rev. Dr. Gregory Howard, Interim Dean of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University (STVU)
    • Fr. Mark Morozowich, Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America

     

    A Tribute to Consortium Leadership

    We celebrate the 9 executive directors who have provided visionary leadership for the Consortium over its first 50 years.


    50th Anniversary News