seminaries

Mission and Ministry
Claremont School of Theology students undergo a first orientation meeting on the campus of Willamette University, in Salem, Ore., in 2019. The United Methodist seminary planned to sell its Claremont, Calif., campus and make a complete move to Willamette. But recent litigation setbacks, affecting the price for a sale, have caused the seminary to decide to operate both in Claremont and Salem. Photo courtesy Claremont School of Theology.

Claremont pivots to two-campus strategy

Claremont School of Theology planned to sell its Southern California campus and move to Willamette University in Oregon, but litigation setbacks have forced the United Methodist seminary to try to operate both places.
Social Concerns
Tink Tinker (wazhazhe, Osage Nation) helps lead an "Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples" at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. Tinker is professor emeritus at The Iliff School of Theology. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Facing up to a grotesque book at Iliff

A book with a cover made from the skin of a slain Native American has haunted United Methodist Iliff School of Theology for decades, but its president wants it used as a teachable moment instead of buried in a library vault.
Local Church
Students at Moscow Theological Seminary of The United Methodist Church have been leading online covenant groups for several years. Pictured are, from left:  Irina Rushkevich, Katerina Tokareva, Anna Klimina and Natalya Zaitseva. Photo courtesy of Sergei Nikolaev.

Covenant groups unite isolated Moscow seminary students

When the coronavirus forced self-isolation and social distancing, United Methodist seminary students in Moscow used their online covenant groups to maintain contact and fellowship.
Mission and Ministry
Susanne Scholz (left) and the Rev. Billy Abraham, both professors at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, are ideological adversaries and unlikely friends. Photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

Seminary professors are ideological adversaries, unlikely friends

You wouldn’t expect Susanne Scholz and William J. “Billy” Abraham to be good friends. On many issues, the two Perkins faculty members couldn’t be further apart. Yet their friendship has endured.

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