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    Statement on Anti-Religious Violence in Houses of Prayer

    The statement below, adopted by the WTC Boards in November of 2018, sadly remains relevant into 2020.  Recent acts of violence at an Hasidic Rabbi’s home in New York and a shooting at a Christian Church in Texas add to the string of attacks against Muslims in New Zealand, Christians in Sri Linka, and Jews across the nation: from the…

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    Highlights of 2019 made Possible with Your Support!

    From exploring Ecumenical Parishes, to Mary in Muslim-Christian Dialogue and from the Journey of a Former White Supremacist to the Apocalypse in Bible and Art, your gifts have made possible stellar public outreach and specialized student programs. Visit Highlights of this year’s work in out 2019 photo collage or give at: https://washtheocon.org/donate .

    Your gifts go entirely toward programs for students,…

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    Who Still Crosses the Aisle?

    Who in this frayed world still crosses the aisle?…   Well people of faith in churches and other houses of worship do!   People of different political commitments can still cross the aisle of the sanctuary to share the Peace and catch up.   This religious fabric is one of the few places left in our country where people with different politics can…

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    WTC Spring Courses Posted for Cross-Registration!

    Almost 200 courses are available this spring for cross registration in the Consortium Schools.  Every subject area imaginable, from languages to theology to arts, homiletics and more is there! Here’s how to find a course and register!

    1) Scan the “Search Courses” page by semester and subject matter to see what is available that fits your interest  and schedule. (Remember, some…

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    Krista Tippet on speakers at WTC event Nov. 3

    Matthew Stevenson, R. Derek Black, and Allison Gornik share their story of friendship and the rise out of hatred on Sunday, Nov. 3 at American University.

    Krista Tippet of NPR interviewed Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson recently in her program “On Being.”   Here is a snapshot:

    “I’d heard Derek Black, the former white power heir apparent, interviewed before about his past. But…

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    Preview of Art at Apocalypse, Bible and Art Event Oct. 10

    These remarkable images are of two works of art that will be exhibited at the October 10 Apocalypse, Bible and Art Event at the MOTB. Below is a sample of other images of the Apocalypse that will be available for viewing.  Artists present during reception include Amy Gray, Margaret Parker, Deborah Sokolove and Tom Xanakis.

    Sampler of Artist exhibit items

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    January Courses Offer Amazing Variety

    All January courses for WTC Schools or now posted.   Amazing courses in Biblical studies and languages, Social ethics, Theology and culture, Black theology and film, American and world religions, Creative ministry, Preaching and worship, MInistry with LGBTQ+ persons, Theological critique of Film (including Spike Lee!), and much more.   This is the time to take something new and different!…

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    Healing Communities and Criminal Justice in DC

    One of the largest congregational support networks for formerly incarcerated persons is Healing Communities, which holds its annual conference this year in Washington D.C. at Wesley Theological Seminary (4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW). It runs Friday-Saturday, October 25-26.

    All congregational leaders, community workers, faculty and students interested in advocacy, support, and criminal justice reform will be empowered and resourced by this amazing event….

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