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Dean Moore’s Response to United Methodist Judicial Council Ruling on Bishop Karen Oliveto

By Kimberly Macdonald
May 8th, 2017

Concern for Covenant and Courage: Sharing from my heart  Dear Beloved Community, How can a church body give public witness again and again to the “illegality” of LGBTQ persons? People can disagree in their perspectives on homosexuality and gender identity without focusing the church’s energies on upholding one view of biblical interpretation and holiness, and doing so in ways that violate human lives and silently feed violence in the larger society. That is what a covenantal community is: a community held by God, seeking to love one another in all of our differences and seeking to love the world together. No one is... More

School of Theology Alumna Receives 2017 Newcombe Fellowship

By Kimberly Macdonald
May 5th, 2017

Boston University School of Theology alumna Jennifer Quigley (STH '11) has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.   The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences, addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each Fellow receives a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work.  Jennifer is completing her ThD dissertation titled Divine Accounting: Theo-economic Rhetoric in the Letter the Philippians, at the Harvard Divinity School. Congratulations, Jennifer! Please view the full press release... More

Associate Dean Pamela Lightsey and Colleagues Receive Grant from Wabash Center

By Kimberly Macdonald
April 27th, 2017

Associate Dean Pamela Lightsey, along with two other womanist colleagues, Dr. Wil Gafney and Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, had their application for the Peer Mentoring Cluster approved by the Wabash Center. The purpose of their grant is stated as: “Peer Mentoring Clusters program supports faculty of color who are former participants in Wabash Center programming and want to gather a small group for further networking and vocational growth. Minoritized faculty of color face particular challenges and pressures, and can benefit from networks of peer-to-peer mentoring. Peer mentoring conversations can surface ways to meet the demands of mid-career teaching and administrative jobs, and can provide... More

School of Theology Student Brandon Crowley Receives 2017 FTE Fellowship

By Kimberly Macdonald
April 26th, 2017

Brandon Thomas Crowley, School of Theology doctoral candidate in Practical Theology, has been chosen to receive a 2017 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Fellowship to support his doctoral program.  FTE is a leadership incubator that inspires young people to make a difference in the world through Christian communities, providing resources, networks, and fellowships to help future pastors and theological educators. Congratulations, Brandon! Please view the full press release from FTE below. ——— FTE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2017 FELLOWSHIP FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS April 19, 2017 Download The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has selected 16 students across 13 institutions to receive a fellowship to support their PhD or ThD... More

Dr. Dana Robert elected as member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

By Kimberly Macdonald
April 12th, 2017

Dr. Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the School of Theology, has been elected as a member of the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as of Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The Academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams and other prominent Harvard College graduates to promote scholarship in the arts and sciences. Other members of this class include philanthropist and singer-songwriter John Legend, and award-winning actress Carol Burnett. Please see the press release below for full information on this... More