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…
Hate Strikes Mosque, Church, and Synagogue in High Holy Days
Anti-Religious Hate strikes Mosque, Church, and Synagogue during these Holy Seasons.
Mosque mass Shootings last month in Christchurch, New Zealand with a hundred casualties (including 50 deaths).
Easter mass Bombings of Churches (Catholic and Protestant) in Sri Lanka, with hundreds of casualties (including 75 deaths).
Passover Shooting in southern California at Chabad Synagogue of Poway with four casualties (including 1…
Prayers for Truth and Unity, Justice and Peace in 2019
During these holy days, we have gathered prayers for truth, unity, justice and peace–offering them as a gift for all who want to pray into this New Year. Here are a few that you will find in the resource, linked here and below. May we all pray and work for a new direction in this New Year.
Lord, Lord, open unto…
STVU recognized as seminary that Changes the World
Today, I am at the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology visiting with the Advisory Council and Dean Walker. Such a joy to see this recently honored seminary community at work! See the recognition from the Center for Faith and Service.
Statement on Anti-Religious Violence in Houses of Prayer
Statement about anti-Religious Violence in Houses of Worship
Washington Theological Consortium Board of Trustees
A Consortium of Ten Theological Schools and Interfaith Partners
The murder of eleven faithful congregants and the wounding of seven others at the Tree of Life Synagogue at the hands of an antisemitic killer signal a growing moral and spiritual crisis for all communities of faith. Along with other…
Reformation Commemoration and Polemics in Art
Outstanding Reformation Conference at Yale Divinity School this week–with historians and theologians who dared to inquire about the Reformation’s impact today. During the Conference, Yale unveiled an historic Portrait of Reformers patterned after 1640’s lithographs common in England and the Netherlands. Recent restoration unveils Catholic opponents at foot of the table who confess: “The Candle is lighted, and we cannot…
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/
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: [email protected] or call 202-832-2675
No charge, optional lunch at restaurant will be covered.
Thanks to Dr. Mitzi Budde and…
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…
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…