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Death of Horace Allen

By Jaclyn K Jones
February 6th, 2019

Wednesday, February 6 - A message from Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore: Horace Allen, one of our distinguished colleagues, died last night after a life of creativity and ecumenical liturgical leadership. As many of you know, he served on the Boston University faculty from 1978 to 2003 when he retired as Professor Emeritus. He was the first Professor of Worship here, and he taught in areas as broad as liturgy, music, architecture, and preaching. Our alums have told me a multitude of appreciative comments and funny, touching stories about Horace. Some say that they are conscious every week of things they learned... More

How Howard Thurman Met Gandhi and Brought Nonviolence to the Civil Rights Movement

By Kimberly Macdonald
January 31st, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership Water E. Fluker penned an article featured today in The Conversation, "How Howard Thurman Met Gandhi and Brought Nonviolence to the Civil Rights Movement." The full article is available here, and below are the introductory paragraphs of the article.   January 31, 2019 - Director Martin Doblmeier’s new documentary, “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story,” is scheduled for release on public television in February. Thurman played an important role in the civil rights struggle as a key mentor to many leaders of the movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., among others. I have been a scholar of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther... More

Professor Nimi Wariboko featured in “In Praise of Greatness”

By Kimberly Macdonald
January 29th, 2019

Muelder Professor of Social Ethics Nimi Wariboko is featured in a new book on Africa’s leading public intellectuals and living legends. In Praise of Greatness, by Professor Toyin Falola, University of Texas. The book chronicles the life and scholarship of Africans who have made substantive contributions to knowledge. This book is a first-of-its-kind, and Professor Wariboko is featured on pages 230-234.  Congratulations on this honor, Prof. Wariboko!

School of Theology to Host United Methodist Women 150th Birthday Celebration

By Kimberly Macdonald
January 10th, 2019

On Saturday, March 23 the United Methodist Women will be celebrating their 150th birthday here in Boston where the group began. Events will be held at the School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. Exhibits will include the historic stained glass windows from the Tremont St. Methodist Episcopal Church, where the UMW was founded, which are currently on display in the School of Theology Library.  Hosted by the New England Conference United Methodist Women, the Conference Commission on Archives & History and Boston University School of Theology, the day's events will include dynamic speakers such as STH Professor Dana Robert and United Methodist New... More

Members of Center for Global Christianity and Mission Offer Tribute to Lamin Sanneh, Leading Expert on Christianity and Islam in Africa

By Kimberly Macdonald
January 8th, 2019

January 6, 2019 - Lamin Sanneh, the Gambian scholar who shaped contemporary discourse around World Christianity and missions in Africa, died Sunday at age 76. Two members of the School of Theology's Center for Global Christianity and Mission (CGCM) offered remembrances to Sanneh, who over his 30-year career at Yale Divinity School he drew a global network around his scholarship in the fields of abolitionism, African history, and Christian-Muslim relations.  "Professor Lamin Sanneh was a giant in the field of World Christianity. His loss sends a tidal wave across multiple fields, institutions, and continents," said Dana Robert, director of the CGCM. "He will be... More