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David Decosimo

Assistant Professor David Decosimo published in Washington Post

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 8th, 2017

Assistant Professor of Theology David Decosimo penned a timely op-ed that was published in the Washington Post's "PostEverything" perspective section. The article, titled "Trump could learn a thing or two about freedom and democracy from Islam", is gaining national attention. Be sure to read Professor Decosimo's response to President Trump's revised immigration executive order, and how the tenets of Islam can be a guide to the current presidential administration and their global view. 

STH Assistant Professor Jonathan Calvillo Awarded Grant

By Kimberly Macdonald
February 23rd, 2017

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion Jonathan Calvillo has been awarded a grant from Global Religion Research Initiative in curriculum development. His proposed course "Religious Change and Competition in Latin America" employs a sociological lens to examine the dynamic patterns of religiosity in Latin America. Please visit the GRRI website for more information on Jonathan's proposal and how the grants are awarded to deserving faculty members.  

School of Theology Adopts Statement on Diversity

By Kimberly Macdonald
February 21st, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, the School of Theology faculty adopted an official statement on diversity at the school. Special thanks to Rady Roldan-Figueroa who chairs the Steering Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which led the discussions and preparation of the below document. Every member of the committee worked extraordinarily hard to contribute, lead, listen, and compose. Additional thanks to our amazing team: Courtney Goto, Cristian De La Rosa, Steven Sandage, Anastasia Kidd, Yara Gonzalez-Justiniano, Hyebin Hong, and Nikki Kirsch. STH Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. February 17 2017

BU President Robert Brown addresses Trump’s Immigration Ban

By Kimberly Macdonald
February 16th, 2017

Trump's Executive Order is morally wrong, say BU President  President Robert A. Brown penned this commentary in response to President Trump's Executive Order on immigration. Originally published in the Boston Globe on January 30, you can also view the article in BU Today's "POV" section.

African Methodist Episcopal Church Council of Bishops: Statement on Views and Actions of President Trump

By Kimberly Macdonald
February 16th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the African Methodist Episcopal Church Council of Bishops adopted a statement regarding the recent views and actions of President Donald Trump. The statement expresses the opposition of the Council of Bishops to several named Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda. Please click here to read the full statement.