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Associate Professor Jennifer Knust published to American Values Religious Voices

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 16th, 2017

Associate Professor Jennifer Knust has issued a very thoughtful letter as part of a public witness of religious leaders. This is part of a movement entitled: “American Values Religious Voices: 100 Days, 100 Letters.” Professor Knust's letter was published on March 15, 2017, and can be accessed at  Among the religious leaders who have published letters already is Bill Leonard, a BU STH alumnus. 

Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo

Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo wins grant for minority scholars

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 16th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo has been awarded one of the prestigious Louisville Institute's First Book Grant for Minority Scholars. This is a huge honor, and it will allow Jonathan to take time for intense research on his major project, "The Saints of Santa Ana: Ethnic Membership and Religious Identities in the Barrio." You can learn more about the fellowship at   The Louisville Institute's First Book Grant for Minority Scholars enables junior, tenure-track religion scholars of color to complete a major study that contributes to the vitality of Christianity in North America. Grants of up to... More

David Decosimo

Assistant Professor David Decosimo published in Washington Post

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 8th, 2017

Assistant Professor of Theology David Decosimo penned a timely op-ed that was published in the Washington Post's "PostEverything" perspective section. The article, titled "Trump could learn a thing or two about freedom and democracy from Islam", is gaining national attention. Be sure to read Professor Decosimo's response to President Trump's revised immigration executive order, and how the tenets of Islam can be a guide to the current presidential administration and their global view. 

STH Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo Awarded Grant

By Kimberly Macdonald
February 23rd, 2017

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion Jonathan Calvillo has been awarded a grant from Global Religion Research Initiative in curriculum development. His proposed course "Religious Change and Competition in Latin America" employs a sociological lens to examine the dynamic patterns of religiosity in Latin America. Please visit the GRRI website for more information on Jonathan's proposal and how the grants are awarded to deserving faculty members.  

School of Theology Adopts Statement on Diversity

By Kimberly Macdonald
February 21st, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, the School of Theology faculty adopted an official statement on diversity at the school. Special thanks to Rady Roldan-Figueroa who chairs the Steering Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which led the discussions and preparation of the below document. Every member of the committee worked extraordinarily hard to contribute, lead, listen, and compose. Additional thanks to our amazing team: Courtney Goto, Cristian De La Rosa, Steven Sandage, Anastasia Kidd, Yara Gonzalez-Justiniano, Hyebin Hong, and Nikki Kirsch. STH Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. February 17 2017