Have you ever felt a call to explore your gift of writing as a ministry but were not interested in a degree? Have you ever wanted to dive into the rich history of Quaker faith and practice but couldn’t make a move to Richmond, Indiana? Now both opportunities are available.
Earlham School of Religion has received a $248,948 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers. It is one of 67 theological schools across the country to receive this funding.
ESR is excited to announce the addition of a new emphasis to its M.Div. residential program. Thanks to an agreement with Earlham’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, residential M. Div. students will now have the option of selecting teaching as their ministry emphasis and utilize courses from the MAT program.
Earlham School of Religion is honored to be named one of the eighteen schools included in the 2014 class of Seminaries that Change the World. Sharing company with seminaries including Duke, Princeton and Yale, ESR has been selected because of our mission to "seek out, support, train and launch gifted and talented individuals to lead in the world with courage, grace, intellect and love."
ESR is offering an alumni travel course to Assisi, Italy May 27 - June 5, 2014. The Soul’s Journey into God: A Pilgrimage with the Franciscan Mystics will be led by Margaret Benefiel and is limited to 12 participants.
Have you ever wished for an opportunity to experience the worship practices of other faith traditions? Longed for opportunities to have deep and honest conversations with individuals whose perspectives are just as sincere as yours, but significantly different? If you want to strengthen your own commitment to your faith without the need to dismiss the faith of others, ESR has an excellent opportunity for you.
“Religious experience at its core is not an experience of anything,” according to Peter Rollins. “It’s what transforms your experience of everything.” Rollins shared this during his opening lecture as part of the 2013 ESR Willson Lectures.
ESR is pleased to announce special scholarship recipients for the 2013-14 academic year. Both the Nancy Kortepeter Mullen Scholarship and the Thomas J. Mullen Scholarship provide each student with full tuition for 27-30 credits.
ESR Professor of Peace and Justice Studies Lonnie Valentine has been awarded the Elton Trueblood Chair of Christian Thought. The Chair was established in 1967 and rotates every five years between Earlham College and the School of Religion.
ESR is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Brazil as the new Assistant Professor and Director of the Ministry of Writing Program.
Ben comes to us from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is currently serving as both Assistant Director of the Youth Theological Initiative, a program of the Candler School of Theology at Emory, and also as an instructor of courses including "Contemporary Religious Experience: Spiritual but not Religious."