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Lowell Lecture: Selma at 50, Ferguson Today

By Alisa Harris
February 20th, 2015

In the Oscar-nominated film, Selma, a young Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Selma, Alabama, to lead civil rights activists on a journey to win the right to vote freely and to have a voice in the electoral system. The film portrays the police brutality, the political calculations, the passion of activists, and the tragic deaths of people who sacrificed for the cause. On March 3, Boston University School of Theology invites you to the School of Theology Lowell Lecture: Selma at 50, Ferguson Today, with a panel of School of Theology alumni who were on the front lines at Selma in... More

Faculty Author Interviews

By Nathan Bieniek
November 7th, 2014

STH faculty members are active in doing research and publishing in their areas of expertise. The Library has sponsored a series of video interviews of faculty members of the School of Theology. Learn more here!

Celebrating Civil Rights Landmarks

By Nathan Bieniek
September 25th, 2014

The School of Theology will be hosting and participating in a series of events intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.   Lowell Lecture Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 6, Location:Marsh Chapel (lecture) and STH Community Center (reception) The fall 2014 Boston University School of Theology Lowell lecturer is NAACP CEO and President, Cornell William Brooks (STH '87). The topic is Transformational Leadership. The lecture will take place from 5pm-6:30pm in Marsh Chapel and the reception will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the STH Community Center. The lecture will be streamed live at the following... More

Enough is Enough!

By Nathan Bieniek
September 17th, 2014

Enough talk! Enough inaction! Enough turning aside from racism! Enough denial of our culture of racism! In the face of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by a Ferguson police office, we cannot turn our backs to the culture of racism that would allow a white police officer to shoot an unarmed young black man 6 times and then allow a mostly white police force to leave the body of this precious human being lying in the street for 4 hours before receiving attention. We cannot deny the culture of avoidance that would allow several days to pass before releasing the officer’s name and... More

Ricardo L. Franco, DMin student, selected as a Research Fellow

By Nathan Bieniek
May 27th, 2014

Congratulations to Doctor of Ministry student, Ricardo L. Franco, who has been selected as a Research Fellow for the Latino Protestant Congregations Project! Ricardo is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry at Boston University School of Theology. He is a Colombian, ordained Presbyterian minister who has worked with Latin@ immigrant communities in the United States and Central America for more than a decade. His focus of interest and research is in Latin@ Spirituality, particularly the experience of immigration as locus for theological reflection on the spiritual practices of these communities. The Latino Protestant Congregations Project (LPC) is a nationwide study of... More