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    Sabbath Life and Ecology with Norman Wirzba Oct 23

    Join us for this event sponsored by the John Leland Center and an historic organization, The Lord’s Day Alliance, that promotes Sabbath Spirituality from an Ecological perspective. Morning event is lead by Dr. Norman Wirzba, scholar, lecturer and activist, from Duke University.
    Sabbath in Everyday Life: Caring for Self and the Earth
    Norman Wirzba, Duke University
    with the John Leland Center at
    Memorial…

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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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    Welcome to New Member of the Consortium: Museum of the Bible

    The Washington Theological Consortium Board of Trustees voted to receive the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington, DC as the newest Consortium member as of July 1, 2020. Along with Associate and Affiliate members of the Consortium, MOTB will enhance Consortium and member school programs under a new category of membership: “Public Educational Institution” that has direct relevance for…

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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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    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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