The future of our religious communities depends upon clergy who will be able to provide leadership in a religiously plural world. To advance this goal, the Washington Theological Consortium, its members schools and partners offer short intensive Emerging Religious Leaders (ERL) courses aimed at highlighting commonalities of our different religious traditions, and on the particular ways our respective communities read, interpret and embody their traditions. Participants have ample opportunity to get to know one another and build lasting relationships that will go beyond the intensive course period. These rigorous interreligious learning opportunities also foster interreligious friendship and camaraderie.
Faculty from Consortium schools who have participated in past courses include:
- Dr. Daniel Dapaah, John Leland Center
- Dr. Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
- Rev. Dr. A. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary
- Dr. Adam Gregerman, Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS)
- Dr. Larry Golemon, Washington Theological Consortium Executive Director
- Rabbi Ilyse Kramer, ICJS
- Very Rev. Dr. Ian S. Markham, Virginia Theological Seminary
- Dr. Judy Fentriss-Williams, Virginia Theological Seminary
- Dr. Ben Sax, ICJS
- Dr. Brooks Schramm, United Lutheran Seminary
- Dr. R. Kendall Soulen, Wesley Theological Seminary
- Dr. Wilhelmus Valkenberg, The Catholic University of America
Learn more about past ERL courses below.