Jewish-Christian course draws students!
Thirteen Consortium students joined rabbinical students from Reform, Reconstructionist, and Renewal movements for the Fifth Emerging Religious Leaders Course at the Pearlstone Center from June 3-7. We joined our member partner, the Institute for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian to bring rabbinical students Christian seminaries together for a week of study, theological examination, and friendship building that begins a new trajectory for…
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…
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…
Time to still take a Consortium course in Spring!
Registration for a Spring course is still possible in many schools, so check out the offerings! You can also check up on January term courses that are still open.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take a course in another tradition, perhaps in your favorite field: Bible, Theology, Preaching, and more. Or take a unique course related to a Consortium Certificate:…
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)…
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/
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…
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…
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…
Eco and TE Symposium a Great Success!
We had 70 people from over 20 theological schools, including faculty, students, and related professionals at the Symposium on “Ecologically Informed Theological Education” on March 16 at Catholic University. Stirring addresses by Msgr. Kevin Irwin on Laudato Si, Tim Van Meter on a Green campus and curriculum, Elaine Nogueira-Godsey on postcolonial implications for the world, and Laurel Kearns on…