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Reconciling Ministries Network Recognizes STH Awardees

By Alisa Harris
August 20th, 2015

During Gather at the River this August, Reconciling Ministries Network and MoSAIC honored School of Theology Associate Dean Pamela Lightsey and two Boston University School of Theology alumni and for their work to bring systemic change, to take risks in the face of opposition, and to advocate for the full participation of all persons within the life of the United Methodist Church. Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. MoSAIC is a movement of young adults, students, and seminarians working for the liberation... More

Meet Charlene Zuill, Spiritual Life Coordinator

By Alisa Harris
August 14th, 2015

Rev. Charlene Zuill is the new Spiritual Life Coordinator at Boston University School of Theology. In addition to serving in campus ministry for 15 years, she is also an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church, California Pacific Annual Conference. Charlene brings a wealth of experience, an exuberance for the work, and a strong commitment to the spiritual growth of our community. STH: Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you here. CHARLENE: I came here from Honolulu, Hawaii where I was serving as the director and campus minister of the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist campus ministry serving... More

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STH Welcomes Young Latino/a Leaders

By Alisa Harris
August 12th, 2015

At Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA), a group of 24 high school students gather in the community center of Boston University School of Theology (STH), in a room hung with colorful posters that the students decorated earlier with pictures and words that describe their identity. Kevin Whalen, director of the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing, tells them, “We think you are the social change leaders who are getting our country out of millions of messes that we’re in.” With the help of a group of youth leaders, Whalen leads the students through an exercise in which they think about why people... More

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GBHEM: NASCUMC Takes Action for Justice and Dignity

By Alisa Harris
August 7th, 2015

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has provided an update on the implementation of the Justice and Dignity Initiative, which stemmed from a resolution passed by the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC). The resolution, passed in February, requires two commitments of each United Methodist school: first, to sponsor a series of conversations on justice and dignity; and second, to assess its own institutional practices and take explicit action to reshape its policies and culture to foster more fully the dignity of all people. STH joined the unanimous resolution, and Dean Mary... More

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Faith and Ecology Report Lists Engaging Seminaries

By Alisa Harris
August 3rd, 2015

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) has released its first-ever report on Faith and Ecology courses in North American seminaries. Boston University School of Theology is listed as one of 25 schools that "excel in offering courses on faith and ecology." The report lists 162 courses from 51 seminaries, and ICSD also offers a searchable collection of faith and ecology syllabi for seminarians. Dr. John Hart, Professor of Christian Ethics, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore, Dean of the School of Theology, are both recognized for their environmental leadership. Dr. John Hart teaches four faith-based environmental courses at the School of... More