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    Ecumenism Award 2018: Dr’s Timothy Wengert and John Roth

    The Consortium’s Ecumenism award for 2018 goes to Dr. Timothy Wengert, emeritus of Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary) and Dr. John Roth of Goshen College.   They gave outstanding addresses on the “Healing of Memories” in Mennonite-Lutheran Dialogue at the Figel Event on Ecumenism on February 13.   Our thanks to them for such a challenging and inspiring event. …

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    Trinity Wall Street Values in Action Conference @ VTS

     
    Trinity (Wall Street) Institute 2018: Values in Action
    Virginia Theological Seminary is hosting a regional partner site for the 2018 Trinity Institute, “Values in Action,” being broadcast from Trinity Wall Street in New York City. We will livestream the plenary sessions and participate our own facilitated small groups on-site at VTS.

    We all want to create a better world, and that requires…

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    Amazing Discussion Israel-Palestine and Peace

    At the Tachmindji event held Sunday night, young peace-builders Doron Shapir and Mahmoud Jabari gave stirring and personal accounts about how the Seeds of Peace training has impacted their views, and their ongoing commitments and work in Peacebuilding.   Aaron David Miller shared his perspective on how Track II diplomacy in the region is the key to ongoing peace efforts.   He…

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    Youth Visions for Peace Oct. 29

    Young people bring new visions of peace to war-torn regions of the globe.  “Seeds of Peace” fosters peace-loving friendships and conflict resolution skills among youth from all over the world.   Two of these Seeds, one Israeli and one Palestinian, join renowned expert Aaron David Miller on Oct. 29 at evening event and reception at American University. Join us!…

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    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…

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    McKibben on Keep it in the Ground at Yale

    Over a thousand came out to hear Bill McKibben on closing opportunity gap for Environmental action at Yale University–huge crowd in Woolsey Hall.  Amazing introduction by Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology.  Challenge to get busy on school investment portfolios, actions to slow or halt petroleum infrastructures, and to move forward with 100% renewables. Preceded by…

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    Christians and Immigration

    In the face of DACA and travel bans, U.S. Christians engage Immigration not only as an ethical and human issue, but also as an issue of their own identity.   Historically, of course, most of us immigrated to this country, but also our theological identity is grounded in Paul’s words:   “You are no Longer Strangers and Foreigners” (Eph. 2:19)…

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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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