Should theological schools prepare pastors, priests, and other religious leaders to serve only their religious communities? Or should faith leaders also be formed to engage public life through witness, ethical action, and narratives of hope, justice, and human solidarity? Join leading ecclesial and educational leaders to explore this timely topic.
Archbishop Job of Telmessos, Eastern Orthodox Church
Archbishop Job is the Ecumenical Patriarch’s representative to the World Council of Churches and co-president of the Joint International Commission for dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. He received a Masters and a Doctorate at the St. Serge Institute (Paris) and a Habilitation in Theology at the University of Lorraine in Metz. He is the Dean of the Institute of Graduate Studies of Orthodox Theology and is the Professor of Liturgical and Dogmatic Theology in Chambésy (Geneva). He was tonsured a Monk and ordained a Deacon in Montreal, was tonsured in the Small Schema at the Monastery of St. Anthony the Great (France). He is author of numerous articles related to Liturgical Theology, Ecumenism, and Orthodox Spirituality.
The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Diocese of Washington of the Episcopal Church
Bishop Budde was consecrated as the ninth bishop of Washington in 2011, and served as Interim Dean of Washington National Cathedral from 2016-2017. Prior to her election, she served for 18 years as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. She earned a B.A. in history at the University of Rochester and both a Masters in Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary. Her sermons have been published in several journals and she is the author of two books, Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love (2019) and Gathering Up the Fragments: Preaching as Spiritual Practice (2007). She enjoys cycling, cooking dinner for friends and traveling with family.
Rev. Dr. Gregory Howard, Interim Dean of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University (STVU)
Dr. Howard is the interim dean and associate professor of homiletics and practical theology at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. He has served as President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. He earned a MDiv at STVU, a Doctor of Ministry from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis University, and did post-doctoral studies at the Institute of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Black Sacred Rhetoric, The Theology and Testimony of Religious Folk Talk. Howard is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a former board member of the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptists.
Fr. Mark Morozowich, Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America
Formed in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of his family, Fr. Morozowich became a priest in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio. After serving parishes Pennsylvania, he completed doctoral studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, with a dissertation on the Holy Thursday Liturgy in Jerusalem and Constantinople from the 4th to the 14th centuries. In addition to serving the STRS as Dean, he is an Associate Professor of Liturgy. His research ranges from penitential practices and the liturgical year to Eastern Christian Mysteries. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, travel, sports, and boating.
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