ESR is excited to welcome Thom Jeavons to campus as Scholar-in-Residence. Thom is a 1978 alumnus of ESR (M.A.) and holds a Ph.D. from Union Institute.
Join us this spring for exciting Ministry of Writing courses, taught by our visiting adjunct writing professor, Amy Lyles Wilson.
“I’m the kind of person who started writing at eight years old, and from that moment on always wanted to be a writer,” began Sharman Apt Russell, keynote speaker for the 2012 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium. Russell, a nature and science writer from New Mexico, shared her message, The Scripture of Snail and Fern, with a full audience in the ESR Center gathering area on November 3rd.
On Friday, November 2, Earlham School of Religion hosted prospective students at an Open House on campus.
Earlham School of Religion will welcome Bernabé Sanchez the week of October 1, 2012 as Friend in Residence. Sanchez is a graduate of the George Fox Biblical Institute, and has served as a pastor for churches in Honduras, Tambla and San Pedro Sula. His ministry also includes periods of service as the Director of the George Fox Institute, and as superintendent of the Friends Churches in Honduras.
Earlham School of Religion will host their annual Pastors Conference on Monday, October 1, 2012 in the ESR Center. Keynote speaker Debora Jackson will deliver three plenary sessions on the topic The 7 R's of Sanctuary. Rev. Jackson, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Needham, PA, is also an independent consultant with Executive Soul and published author.
The Earlham School of Religion is currently accepting applications from those interested in the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Application Deadline: October 12, 2012
This past weekend ESR celebrated the graduation of 20 students from the class of 2012. A group of 14 students received their Master of Divinity, three received an M.A., and another three will be December 2012 graduates.
Earlham School of Religion will be hosting the 20th Annual Ministry of Writing Colloquium November 4th and 5th on their Richmond campus. Poet and author Scott Cairns will present the keynote topic: The Poem in Progress: a Way of Knowing, which will describe the poetic text as not being a means of expressing what is already known, but as a way of knowing, of seeing, of glimpsing what is not yet known.
ESR recently upgraded the website which houses the Digital Quaker Collection (DQC). Built about 8 years ago, the DQC gives ESR Access students a connection to the same quality information as our residential students have on campus at Earlham's Lilly Library.