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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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    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome to all new students in the Consortium Schools!  Just visited Howard’s big new class, and now at CUA’s School of Theology and Religious Studies.   Don’t forget, ecumenical studies only deepens and widens the understanding of your own tradition, so take a look at courses in other schools when the time is right!

    Also join us for the Consortium Orientation and…

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    Healing our Frayed Republic: Pete Wehner June 18

    Join people of faith to hear from Peter Wehner on Healing our Political Life with a return to Civility and open Discourse. Tuesday, June 18, 6:45-9:00 at National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW in D.C.  Sponsored by our educational partners at the Reformed Institute. RSVP at:

    Info and RSVP for June 18 event  

    Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics…

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    Telling the Mother Emanuel Story on Film, May 14 in D.C.

    The mass shooting at Mother Emanuel Church was a major wake-up call in 2015 to the rise of home-grown terrorism among white supremacists in the U.S.

    There is a remarkable film made about the church’s struggle, the forces of local racism, and the people’s strength.  It is called “Emanuel” and screens in D.C. on Tuesday May 14, at the Museum of…

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    Muslim Ramadan begins today, May 6

    Share a greeting this month to your Muslim friends: “Blessed Ramadan” or “Ramadan Mubarak.” DO attend an Iftar, breaking fast meal, if you are invited!

    Ramadan explained by a Muslim colleague:

    The time has come for this years Ramadan; May 6 to June 4, 2019.
    Muslims start fasting before dawn (SEHR) and break the fast at sunset (IFTAR) and dinner is served after…

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