Union United Methodist Church, Boston’s only LGBTQ-‐affirming black church, and Boston University School of Theology, the “School of Prophets”, will co-‐present a graduate-‐level course on Queer Theology. Beginning September 5th, the class will meet Thursdays 6-‐9pm at the Union Church, 485 Columbus Avenue, in Boston’s South End. The site was a station for enslaved blacks on the Underground Railroad to Canada. The South End is the center of Boston’s LGBTQ life. Rev. Pamela Lightsey, PhD, United Methodist ordained elder and Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology, will instruct the course. "That this course will be located at Union UMC is phenomenal!... More
Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Boston University in 1951, searching for a multicultural community and a setting for his study of ethics and philosophy. He became “Dr. King” by earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology here in 1955. Do you want to learn more about the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or How a Man Became an Icon? If so, take a look at the Commemorative Website. For more videos, check out BU Today.
It is with great joy that we announce that the Boston University School of Theology (STH) has received a three-year grant of $350,000 to establish a clinic on Religion and Conflict Transformation (RCT) from the Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation. This Grant will be used to advance the RCT program with a major new direction in contextual pedagogy, community service, and interfaith peacebuilding. Our goal is to establish a sustainable, replicable model for clinical teaching and service in theologically-informed peacebuilding. We expect the new program to enhance and expand STH’s capacity to serve the larger community—congregations, business and professional communities, More
EVANSTON, Illinois, May 2013 – Today, the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Lallene J. Rector to be the next president of Garrett-Evangelical. Currently serving as the seminary’s vice president for academic affairs and academic dean, Rector will succeed Dr. Philip A. Amerson, who will retire on December 31 after nearly eight years as president. Rector, an extraordinary scholar and practitioner, shares a deep love for the church and possesses the perfect mix of skills, education, experience, and faith to further Garrett-Evangelical’s mission to prepare bold, spiritual leaders for the church, academy, and world. For the full article click... More