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  • Faculties’ Convocations

    Faculty convocations are regular events at which WTC Faculty can engage with one another on a topic of ecumenical or social significance. Below are some recent examples of faculty convocations. For information on upcoming Faculty Convocations, check our events page for updates.

    View previous years’ information or videos (where available) by clicking the year: 2020 | 2019 – coming soon | 2018 – coming soon | 2017 – coming soon | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

    2020: “Toward Anti-Racist Theology and Practice: Transforming our Teaching”

    The Academic Deans of the Washington Theological Consortium Schools invite all faculty members and program directors of WTC schools and institutions to join us for this Virtual Faculties’ Convocation during this time of racial reckoning for our schools and faith communities. The Webinar will be from 7:00-8:45 on Monday, October 5. Our speaker information is below.

    Eric Lewis Williams, Ph.D.

    Dr. Williams is the Curator of Religion for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Museum of American History and as faculty resource to the Religious Freedom Center in Washington, D.C.

    Learn more and register for this event here.

    2016:Theology and Reconciliation in a Polarized Society

    Wesley Theological Seminary

    September 29, 2016

    Panel of Faculty Representatives:

    Moderator:  Dr. Elizabeth Kimball, Virginia Theological Seminary
    Fr. James Brent, OP, PhD, PFIC at the Dominican House
    Dr. Dean Trulear, Howard University School of Divinity
    Dr. Rick Elgendy, Wesley Theological Seminary

    Convocation 2016 Panel Bios

    2015: Marriage, Family, and Sexuality: Theological, Moral, and Pastoral Implications

    Virginia Theological Seminary

    September 28, 2015

    Panel of Faculty Representatives:

    Moderator: Kristin Johnston-Largen, Gettysburg Seminary
    Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, Howard University School of Divinity
    Dr. John Grabowski, Catholic University of America
    Dr. Sondra Wheeler, Wesley Theological Seminary
    Dr. Timothy Sedgwick, Virginia Theological Seminary
    Dr. Jeffrey Willetts, John Leland Center for Theological Studies
    Kimberly Eskridge, John Leland graduate

    Faculty Panel Bios

    2014: Reframing Theological Anthropology for an Ecological Age

    Catholic University of America

    September 29, 2014
    Faculty Discussing

    Presentation by Dr. Jame Schaefer, Marquette University

    Synopsis of Schaefer Address

    2013: Reframing the Civil War:  Religion, Race and Culture

    with Gettysburg and Howard Faculty at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg and new Seminary Ridge Museum

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

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    Faculties Convocation 2013 Photos

    2012: Theology in the Public Sphere

    The John Leland Center,  September 2012

    Drs. Garry Dorrien and Shaun Casey