Earlham School of Religion Named to 2018-19 Seminaries that Change the World

For the fifth consecutive year Earlham School of Religion has been named as a Seminary that Changes the World by The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Seminary (STCTW; www.STCTW.org).

"Earlham School of Religion is proud to once again be included among the Seminaries that Change the World cohort along with our partner school Bethany Theological Seminary," shared ESR acting dean Matt Hisrich. "Together, our two peace church traditions – Quaker and Brethren – add an important voice to this worthwhile gathering of schools focused on innovation in theological education with a shared commitment to service and justice as critical components of effective ministry."

"We believe that the intent of this list is in keeping with ESR’s mission to prepare theologically diverse students for a pluralistic world while rooted in the Christian Quaker tradition of contemplation that inspires action. ESR extends its appreciation to the Center for Faith and Service for its continuing efforts to lift up and connect schools seeking to do this important work. We invite and encourage students interested in the intersection of these concerns to explore all of the excellent schools in this year’s cohort, and look forward to hearing from any to whom such a message of ministry aligned with peace, justice, and service calls."

STCTW highlights a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary. As part of its selection process, the Center looks for schools that are providing scholarship support to students engaged in community-based service, innovative degree programs, field education internship opportunities, issue-based courses, and job placements in both traditional and new expressions of ministry.

“This year’s list represents a theologically and geographically diverse group of schools,” noted Alison Burchett, Managing Director of the Center for Faith and Service. “These schools are leaders in innovation and we are excited to see the ways they continue to challenge theological education to grow and change as they help students integrate justice and service into their work as faith leaders.”

The 2018-19 list of Seminaries that Change the World includes:

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Bethany Theological Seminary
Boston University School of Theology
Brite Divinity School
Candler School of Theology at Emory University
Christian Theological Seminary
Columbia Theological Seminary
Drew Theological School
Duke Divinity School
Earlham School of Religion
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Howard University School of Divinity
Iliff School of Theology
Luther Seminary
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University
McCormick Theological Seminary
Jesuit School of Theology in Berkley
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Virginia Union University
Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
Seminary of the Southwest
The School of Theology at The University of the South
Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
Union Theological Seminary
The University of Chicago Divinity School
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Virginia Theological Seminary
Wake Forest Divinity School
Wesley Theological Seminary

About The Center for Faith and Service:
Based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, The Center for Faith and Service works to develop new programs and identify existing resources that support the church to be present and relevant in the lives of young adults. Through a variety of initiatives, including Seminaries that Change the World, The Center partners with seminaries, summer camps, colleges, youth corps, denominations and local congregations to create programs and resources that help young people connect their passions for service and justice with their faith. To learn more about the center and its programs, visit http://www.faithandservice.org More information about Seminaries that Change the World can be found on www.stctw.org.