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Significant Honors for Professor Nimi Wariboko

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 21st, 2019

Professor Nimi Wariboko has a list of upcoming achievements and honors to add to his list of lifetime achievements and awards. He will be inducted into the American Theological Society in the Society’s meeting in Princeton Theological Seminary this weekend, beginning March 22. Other School of Theology faculty among the select 100 members are Professor Emeritus Robert Neville, Professor Wesley Wildman, and Professor Walter Fluker.  The BU Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs will launch Professor Wariboko's most recent book, Ethics and Society in Nigeria: Identity, History, and Political Theory onWednesday April 3, 2019, 4:00pm, Hillel, 4th floor (213 Bay State... More

Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith to Appear in History Channel Special

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 20th, 2019

Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament, will appear as an expert on the History Channel series "Jesus: His Life". The showings begin on Monday, March 25 at 8pm EDT, and with two back-to-back episodes weekly leading to Easter (March 25, April 1, April 8, and April 15). The story is told through the eyes of those who knew Jesus.  The series interviewed or consulted with more than 25 of the most prominent theologians, historians, biblical scholars and faith leaders from across the ideological spectrum to create a complete portrait of Jesus and the times in which he... More

Cry Against Terror: A Message from Dean Moore about the New Zealand Shooting

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 18th, 2019

March 15, 2019 Dear Beloved Community, Our neighbors, half-way across the world, have been terrorized, and we grieve and cry out with them. While people prayed in the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, a horrifying attack took 49 lives and injured many more, including children and families. We grieve for those who were killed, those who have been left behind, and those whose lives have been traumatized. The attacks ripped at the security and wellbeing of Muslims worldwide, and the dignity and decency of the human family. I hope we can join together to decry bigotry and hatred... More

New England and Northeast Responses to United Methodist General Conference

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 15th, 2019

In response to the recent ruling at the February United Methodist Church General Conference meeting in St. Louis, the following statements have been issued by the New England Board of Ordained Ministry, New England Conference Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, and the New England Jurisdictional Committee on Ministry. Please see those statements below. Message from Co-Chairs of the New England Board of Ministry Message from Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and New England Conference Cabinet NEJ COM Statement of Understanding March 2019

School of Theology Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Theology

By Kimberly Macdonald
March 13th, 2019

Boston, MA – March 13, 2018 – Boston University School of Theology is pleased to announce the new appointment of new full-time faculty member Filipe Maia, who will begin on July 1, 2019, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Professor Maia will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Theology. Professor Maia focuses his work in postmodern theology and philosophy, Latin American and Latino/a liberation theologies and philosophy, economic justice, eschatology, postcolonial and decolonial theologies, and Wesleyan studies. Professor Maia completed his ThD at Harvard University in 2017, and has been on the faculty at the Pacific School of Religion. In his dissertation, “Trading... More