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Prof. Dana Robert joins panel discussion on “Advancing the Global Human Condition: Challenges & Opportunities.”

By Bryan P Stone
March 1st, 2014

On February 6, 2014, in celebration of the newly established Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at BU, the BU Alumni Association held a panel discussion for students and alumni in Santa Monica, CA. The Panel was entitled, "Advancing the Global Human Condition: Challenges & Opportunities." Panelists: Andrew Bacevich, expert in U.S. foreign policy and national security Anthony Janetos, authority on climate change and the interaction of land systems with human needs Adil Najam, a leader in international development and environmental policy Dana Robert, leading scholar in the history of World Christianity and mission Jonathon Simon, authority on global public health To view the video, More

STH Converts the ThD to the PhD

By Bryan P Stone
December 20th, 2013

On December 18, 2013, Boston University approved the proposal of the faculty of the School of Theology to convert its ThD (Doctor of Theology) degree to a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree effective January 1, 2014. The current ThD degree will be merged with the present PhD in Practical Theology to produce a single PhD with three tracks: History and Hermeneutics (including Biblical Studies, Church History, Mission Studies, and Liturgical Studies), Constructive Theology and Theological Ethics, and Practical Theology (including Congregation and Community, Evangelism and Missiology, Homiletics, Leadership and Administration, Pastoral Theology and Psychology, Religious Education, Spirituality Studies, and Worship). More

STH Alumn, Micah Christian and his wife Jocelyn in Peru!

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 24th, 2013

Here’s a link to a recent newsletter from Notre Dame Mission Volunteers that contains an update from our alumni and friends, Micah and Jocelyn. They are currently serving in Peru, teaching English at two different high schools and serving in the local mission. What an exciting journey they are taking. Read more here.

Can Christians Play Well—with One Another?

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 24th, 2013

If you think relations between Christians and other religions can get sour, you should hear the family squabbles pitting Christians against one another. The Anglican Communion’s (un)civil war over gay rights is just one example. Especially “in other parts of the world, there are terrible conflicts between Christian denominations that are causing strife,” says Anne Hillman (STH’15). She and the Rev. Soren Hessler (UNI’08, SED’11, STH’11,’18) are part of a global corps of 150 theology students invited to South Korea to ponder the state of ecumenism, the movement promoting Christian unity. TheWorld Council of Churches(WCC) is sponsoring the two-week gathering, which... More

Alumni & Students Present at Yale-­Edinburgh Group

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 9th, 2013

Alumni & Students Present at Yale-­‐Edinburgh Group The Yale-Edinburgh Group held its 23rd meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, June 27-29, 2013. The theme, “Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity,” inspired diverse papers, ranging from an inves- tigation of John Wesley’s medical advice to the use of herbal medicine in Ghanaian Christianity. The number of participants was capped at 80, so having six people from Boston University demonstrated its prominence in the field of global Christianity. Alumnus Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak, Associate Professor at UCLA considered how medical missions in Korean. oved, “From the Plough of Evangelism... More