Current News

ESR Celebrates the Class of 2018

Post date: Mon, 2018-05-14 14:18

Earlham School of Religion celebrated a new class of inspiring and dedicated ministers entering the world with the graduation of the class of 2018. 

The celebration began on Friday, May 4th with our Baccalaureate dinner, where our graduates in attendance were supported by a room full of family, friends, and members of the ESR community. 

ESR Announces Dean Transition

Post date: Thu, 2018-04-26 15:48

Jay Marshall, dean of Earlham School of Religion and vice president of Earlham, will retire from his position as of June 30, 2018.

Jay has dedicated his professional energies to ESR for 20 years. Under his leadership, ESR created a vibrant distance learning program that now attracts students from across the country and several other countries. He has helped to strengthen the school's international connections, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

ESR Announces 2018-19 Scholarship Recipients

Post date: Wed, 2018-04-18 11:51

ESR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Thomas J. Mullen Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. 

ESR to Host Quakers in Politics Live Web Panel

Post date: Thu, 2018-03-22 08:51

Does faith influence values? Can it be a factor in governance without closing the gap between church and state?

If faith and values have a place in the discussion, what might it mean to be a quaker and run for Congress? How do Quakers relate to the governing of the country?

ESR Welcomes Dwight Wilson as Friend in Residence

Post date: Thu, 2018-03-08 14:47

During the week of March 19th, ESR will welcome Dwight Wilson to campus as our Spring Friend in Residence.

ESR Announces 2018 Mullen Fellowship Recipient

Post date: Fri, 2018-02-16 09:18

ESR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship, Andy Henry. Andy is a current ESR student and resides in Mt. Gilead, OH. He has a B.S. in Bible/Theology from Barclay College and is in the process of earning his M.Div. at ESR.

ESR to Host 2018 Spirituality Gathering

Post date: Mon, 2018-01-29 10:07

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for the ESR Spirituality Gathering, Buddhist and Quaker Spiritualities, featuring keynote speaker Sallie King.

Seven ESR Students Receive Innovation Awards

Post date: Wed, 2018-01-10 13:25


ESR offers its congratulations to seven of its students who were recently awarded $2,500 Innovation Grants for their entrepreneurial ministry project proposals to launch this summer.

These include:

Windy Cooler, who will test the need for and interest in a Quaker Family Life Ministry among unprogrammed Friends;

Tom Decker, who plans to explore the potential role cooperatives might serve in peacemaking;

ESR Remembers Keith Esch

Post date: Mon, 2018-01-08 13:45


We are deeply saddened to share that Keith Esch passed away on December 27, 2017. Keith was an intergral and beloved part of the ESR community. He was a 1966 graduate, and  retired in 1993 after 24 years of service to ESR. Keith was an active member of West Richmond Friends Meeting and Indiana Yearly Meeting and served on the Earlham College Board of Trustees.

ESR Receives Innovation Grant

Post date: Thu, 2017-10-05 09:43

Earlham School of Religion continues its leadership role in investing in the future of ministry by expanding its programming to provide students with the financial and planning skills necessary to succeed in the development and launch of new ministries.