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Cristian De La Rosa Receives Award of Excellence

By Kimberly Macdonald
August 16th, 2018

Dr. Cristian De La Rosa has been honored with the MARCHA - Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa Hispano Americana Award of Excellence for 2018. Bishop Elias Galvan described the award as being: “in recognition of her efforts and commitment to the training and development of young Latino leaders in our Church. We are aware that her contributions to our church in the development of young leaders will have a lasting and positive impact our ministry with the Hispanic/Latino community.” Congratulations, Cristian!!

School of Theology Announces Online Courses for Fall Semester 2018

By Kimberly Macdonald
August 7th, 2018

The Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is pleased to announce the return of two online courses open for registration for the Fall 2018 semester. “Faith and Finance” and “Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility, and Community” have opened registration and classes begin on September 6 and September 18, respectively. The former, “Faith & Finance”, is taught by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Bryan Stone, and “Ethical Leadership” is taught by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, Walter E. Fluker. “Faith & Finance” will enable seminary students to learn about the complex relationships between faith and money, and acquire... More

All Rights for All, Without Borders

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 25th, 2018

Associate Professor of Theology Shelly Rambo has shared an actionable theological statement with the School of Theology community. The "All Rights for All, Without Borders" campaign condemns the current Trump administration "zero tolerance" immigration policy as "...morally, ethically, and spiritually reprehensible, and we exhort all people of faith, and all people of good will, to reject and resist this immoral approach."  Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore has further shared this with the community, and any interested are invited to add their names to the campaign: https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/all-rights-for-all-without-borders 

We have more work to do: Immigration and Compassion

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 23rd, 2018

Dear STH Community, I write today with relief that the United States has halted the practice of separating immigrant families, even as we await plans to reunify the families separated in recent weeks. Our collective human witness has born good fruit, yet our work has only begun. The trauma already suffered by separated children and parents will leave indelible scars, as research in psychology and medicine tells us. Thus, I write with hope that we, people of faith, will remain attentive to the urgent need to reunite families and treat them with the greatest of respect from this day forward. This... More

STH Alumni Among Group that Filed Complaint Against Jeff Sessions

By sthalum
June 21st, 2018

In a June 18th letter to Rev. Boykin and Rev. Wines, over 600 clergy and laity issued a formal complaint against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his immigration policy.  The statement charges Sessions with child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination, and dissemination of doctrines contrary to the standards of doctrine of the United Methodist Church. Many School of Theology alumni signed the letter.  These individuals include the following and more: Rev. Alyssa Baker (’16) Kristy Besada (’05) Rev. Richard Bolin (’74) Rev. Dr. Grace Cajiuat (’06) Rev. Mark Davies (’01) Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill (’00) Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee (’04, ’16) Dr. Trelawney Grenfell-Muir (’04, UNI ’14) Rev. Justin Hildebrandt (’07) Rev. Dr. Hope... More