1. Mark Hannan

    ALTE Director Featured in Kierkegaard Newsletter

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    SCUPE’s very own, Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez, was recently featured in the Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter in a glowing review of his book “A Vexing Gadfly: The Late Kierkegaard on Economic Matters“. Pérez-Álvarez, who directs SCUPE’s Advance Latin@ Theological Studies (ALTE) program, spent a year studying Kierkegaard overseas in Copenhagen at the Kierkegaard...
  2. Mark Hannan

    Reflections on the 2013 Jeremiah Wright Lecture

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    Recently I had the distinct privilege of attending the 2013 Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Lecture sponsored by the Center for African American Theological Studies (CAATS) at SCUPE. This annual event named after the illustrious pastor emeritus of the Trinity United Church of Christ brings together, seminarians, pastors, community leaders and scholars for a time of worship, study, dialogue, critical reflection and fellowship around central themes of importance to the Black Church and its varying constituencies.
  3. Mark Hannan

    The Joy of Educating for the Common Good

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    Dr. Philip Amerson, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston since 2006, retires at the end of this year. He and his wife, Dr. Elaine Amerson have been strong supporters of SCUPE through many decades. Phil served on SCUPE’s faculty in the 1980s and currently serves on its Advisory Board, while Elaine continues to offer consultative services. The following is an abbreviated version of the comments made by SCUPE president Shanta Premawardhana last week, on a panel of educators on the Joy of Educating for the Common Good...
  4. Mark Hannan

    God of Life: Lead Us to Justice and Peace

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    The 349 member churches and denominational bodies from around the world will gather in Busan, South Korea for the 10th General Assembly which continues to be the largest ecumenical gathering in the world. The theme of the Assembly, “God of Life: Lead Us to Justice and Peace” echoes the thinking of the 2011 gathering of over 1000 church leaders in Kingston, Jamaica to address the imperative for Just Peace.
  5. Mark Hannan

    SCUPE Announces the Appointment of New Academic Dean

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    SCUPE is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Amjad-Ali as Academic Dean at SCUPE. Until very recently he was the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor for Justice & Christian Community and the Director of the Islamic Studies Program at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He was also the first occupant of the prestigious rotating Desmond Tutu Chair of Ecumenical Theology and Social Transformation in Africa at the University of Western Cape, in South Africa...
  6. Mark Hannan

    Students speak about SCUPE’s new Public Theology course

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    Public TheologyThe second of SCUPE’s Public Theology courses, held in context in congregations in the cities of our member seminaries, took place this past Spring semester. The theological space opened up by such a unique collaboration between the seminary, the community, and the congregation has struck a chord with students. We have gathered here photos and a small sampling of some of the moving testimonies from students who took part in last semester’s Pittsburgh course. We believe the words of these students speak to the great possibilities for continuing to enrich the breadth of contextual theology education through collaboration and a public ministry presence.