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Dean Moore Receives Honorary Degree from Hebrew College

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 4th, 2018

June 3, 2018, Newton Centre, MA – Hebrew College held its 93rd Commencement on Sunday, June 3 for graduates of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, and Hebrew College's Jewish Studies program. Boston University School of Theology Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore was awarded an honorary degree for her commitment to work in interreligious leadership and learning. Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Miller Center of Interreligious Learning and Leadership at Hebrew College, spoke about Dean Moore's work at the commencement ceremony, saying “We at Hebrew College got to know Mary Elizabeth in... More

School of Theology co-publishes Journal of Interreligious Studies with Hebrew College

By Kimberly Macdonald
May 30th, 2018

May 2018 – The Journal of Interreligious Studies™ is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering conversation, the Journal hopes to increase religious literacy, contribute to the field of interreligious hermeneutics, and address the issues surrounding interreligious relations, dialogue, theology, and communication. The JIRS solicits articles of an interdisciplinary nature and with the aim of producing resources for interreligious education, pedagogy, and cooperation. It is a collaboration between the Boston University School of... More

STH Celebrates Commencement 2018

By Kimberly Macdonald
May 23rd, 2018

May 19, 2018, Boston MA – The School of Theology celebrated the 145th commencement in Boston University's history on Saturday, May 19, by graduating the class of 2018. The service was held at 2pm at Marsh Chapel at Boston University, and 85 graduates received degrees. Professor Emeritus Nancy Ammerman addressed the graduates, their families, and friends. A photo album of service highlights can be found here. This was the first time the full service was recorded by Boston University Media Services, and can be accessed below. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

First Responders to Injustice: An Interview with Cornell William Brooks (’87, Hon.’15)

By Kimberly Macdonald
May 2nd, 2018

As part of our 2018 issue of focus magazine, visiting professor of social ethics, law, and justice movements Cornell William Brooks recently sat down with focus editor Julie Butters to discuss today's moral leaders, his students here at Boston University, and hope for the future.  First Responders to Injustice Today’s civil rights crises call seminarians to bold public leadership, says former NAACP President Cornell William Brooks (’87, Hon.’15) By Julie Butters Too often, says Cornell William Brooks (’87, Hon.’15), moral leaders aren’t engaged in critical policy work against injustice: they may lack self-confidence, or bow to political pressure. Brooks—a civil rights leader and former... More

STH Celebrates Retirements of Three Faculty Members

By Kimberly Macdonald
May 1st, 2018

May 2018 - The Boston University School of Theology has recently celebrated the upcoming retirements of three of its long-serving faculty members. Professors Robert C. Neville, Nancy Ammerman, and John Hart were celebrated with dedicated panels and reflections from colleagues throughout their illustrious careers.   Robert C. Neville, Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, was celebrated on April 19. The panel on the work of Professor Neville included an introduction by Professor Wesley Wildman with panel presentations from Michael Raposa, Department of Religion Studies, Lehigh University; Bin Song, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Washington College; David Rohr, PhD Candidate, Boston University; Nancy K. Frankenberry, John Phillips Professor in Religion, Emeritus, More