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    Best Bibliography of Ecumenism in the Country

    The Bibliographies about Ecumenism have been updated through June 2017.  This is the finest annotated bibliography on the topic in the U.S., and we hope students, faculty, and the public will use it to keep up on the latest scholarship. Our thanks to Dr. Mitzi Budde of Virginia Theological Seminary for providing this invaluable resource.

    Link to http://washtheocon.org/resources/

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    Range of Summer Courses–still time!!

    The Consortium schools offer a huge range of summer courses (for credit, or audit) in topics that range from church leadership to worship, Biblical studies to languages, church history to interfaith engagement.   See the Summer Courses WTC Schools 2017.  For course descriptions, go to   Search Courses and do search, then click on course title.

    Also note:  There are a number of…

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    Certificate in Criminal Justice and Reconciliation Launched

    Churches across the country are engaged in a growing ministry with incarcerated persons who are preparing to return to their communities.   The re-entry process is challenging and risk-prone; but with support and local networks, former residents find new opportunities and hope for re-entering as a productive member of the community. The more these churches and faith communities learn about…

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    Faculty Event with Smithsonian Archivist in Religion April 19

    Wednesday, April 19, 11 am – noon (optional lunch following)
    at the Smithsonian Museum of American History (meeting room)
    National Mall at Constitution Ave and 14th St. NW in D.C.
    (near Federal Triangle Metro Stop)
    Presentation: “Objects of Devotion: Religion in America at the Smithsonian”
    RSVP:     wtc@washtheocon.org or call 202-832-2675
    No charge, optional lunch at restaurant will be covered.
    Thanks to Dr. Mitzi Budde and…

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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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    Christ’s Canopy is Wide

    I have joined colleagues in visiting several theological seminaries lately, from Eastern Rite schools to dispensationalist-evangelical.   I am deeply moved by the Spirit of Christ that lives in these communities, and the commitment to forming leaders of faith, intellect, and vision for Christ’s Church.  Our thanks to all of you who have let us come into your places of…

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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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