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    Review of Jennings’ “After Whiteness” by a white-male-Calvinist…missionary…

    I worked with this text for days, finally realizing I had to read it through my life as shaped by the forces Jennings identifies as pervading all of our theological education communities:  white-masculinist supremacy and its colonial pursuits.  So I bring my experience (and commitments) as a white-male Calvinist… missionary… and ecumenist as a lens to both explicate and interrogate…

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    9-11 and Theological Education in Washington DC

    9-11 impacted countless lives and institutions throughout DC and the MIid-Atlantic.   Among these were graduate theological schools that educate pastors, priests, and yes at the time imams.  The Washington Theological Consortium was (and still is) a community of such schools, and the impact of 9-11 has been far reaching.

    Churches, synagogues, and mosques filled up after 9-11, as people sought direction,…

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    New Book on Clergy Education and Public Life by Dr. Golemon

    We are pleased to announce a new book by Oxford University Press, Clergy Education in America: Religious Leadership and American Public Life, by Dr. Larry Golemon, Executive Director of the Consortium.  It explores how the early seminary traditions of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish communities prepared leadership for religious and public life.   In short, the liberal arts pedagogies in these schools…

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    A Kairos Moment in History? Join this Work…

    We are at a tipping point in history that can become a kairos moment filled with divine purpose and change. In light of the global pandemic and the growing cries for racial justice filling U.S.  streets, I find myself turning more and more to prayers that imparts the humility of faith and the courage of working with others for deep justice…

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    Consortium and its Members Engage Racial Justice Struggle

    The Council of Deans of the Washington Theological Consortium will hold a Faculties’ Convocation this fall on “Toward Anti Racist Theology and Practice: Transforming our Teaching.” More recently, almost all of the Consortium schools and members have made statements and pledged to work on these issues during this turning point in race-relations and justice work….

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    Faith Groups Also Demonstrate for Racial Justice

    Faith groups around the nation are gathering to demonstrate for racial justice in our criminal justice system, and for a nation-wide action to fight systemic racism on every front.  Today, as I went to the Consortium office at Theological College in D.C. I met a group of Catholic demonstrators, including many from the Maryknoll office, who were planning to protest…

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    St. John’s at Lafayette Square a Battleground

    The sight of our Spring Friends’ event, St. John’s Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square in Washington DC, became a battleground this week.  Damaged June 1 by a small group of vandals who hi-jacked an otherwise peaceful protest in DC, the church survived without major damage to the historic sanctuary.  The next day, the Square was cleared of peaceful protesters by…

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    WTC Continues Planning for Next Year

    Adjustments will be made for events in the fall to honor social distancing and use of masks, as recommended by public health officials….

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