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    Religious Education explored by Muslim and Christian scholars

    In March, the Consortium held duo-lectures on Religious Education in a Pluralistic Society.   The president of the Religious Education  Association, Dr. Mualla Selcuk (Ankara University) and the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Dr. Ian Markham, shared reflections on how Muslim and Christian communities can reframe religious education and formation that recognizes social and religious pluralism.  Dr. Selcuk shared the Quranic…

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    Washington Theological Union School Transcripts

    Effective June 30, 2015, Washington Theological Union will cease all administrative operations and will no longer maintain either an office or personnel. The Union’s official website will go offline by the end of this calendar year. For assistance in obtaining an academic transcript reflecting Union coursework, please contact the registrar’s office at St. Bonaventure University (www.sbu.edu/academics/registrar’s-office/transcripts). Alumni and friends may…

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    The Healing of Memory in Ecumenism

    A concept form Pope John Paul II, the “Healing of Memory” has been adopted as a goal and a process for dialogues between Christian communities with a history of persecution, violence, and trauma over the ages. Peacemaking churches, like the Mennonites, and historic Reformation churches, like the Lutherans, have been leaders in this healing and truth-telling, along with the Catholic…

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    Christ’s Canopy is Wide

    I have joined colleagues in visiting several theological seminaries lately, from Eastern Rite schools to dispensationalist-evangelical.   I am deeply moved by the Spirit of Christ that lives in these communities, and the commitment to forming leaders of faith, intellect, and vision for Christ’s Church.  Our thanks to all of you who have let us come into your places of…

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    Theological Education engages Legal Education

    I attended a legal education symposium at Mercer University in Georgia this past weekend, to explore with educators issues of how to form professional identity and values. They invited me to share methods from clergy education, and the conversation was very lively. I learned a great deal from them,and I believe they learned some things from Consortium schools and partners….

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