SCUPE - Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education

SCUPE is committed to developing transformative leaders for 21st century cities.

Using its distinctive method of contextual learning, the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) prepares seminary students, pastors, church leaders and community leaders to research the unique assets and needs of their communities, create strategic partnerships, and work together for justice and community transformation. Its academic courses offer tools to navigate the rich multi-cultural, multi-religious dynamics as well as the complex economic and political realities in today’s globally-connected cities. SCUPE’s programs are geared to equip leaders to change lives, revitalize congregations, and transform cities.

SCUPE partners and collaborates with seminaries, universities, denominations, churches, organizations, community groups, and individuals seeking ways to participate in God’s mission in the world.

  1. Mark Hannan

    Manifesto for People of Faith

    “Without giving priority to the word “Together” there cannot be any serious attempt to build a just economy. SCUPE sought to demonstrate the primacy of “Together” this by partnering with Interfaith Worker Justice, and by bringing together key church and community leaders to conversation with each other. We think of this Congress as a first catalyzing event. Its manifesto for people of faith provides a robust platform for building such a movement.
  2. Mark Hannan

    Allan Boesak at the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry

    The 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry is in session! SCUPE is knee deep in the action packed third day of our national conference but we wanted to share a bit of the exciting happenings of the gathering. The following is an excerpt of Rev. Dr. Allan A. Boesak's plenary sermon from Monday night - representing the worshipful culmination of our joint conference time with Interfaith Worker Justice. This partnership and the exciting new ground our two organizations have been exploring link together workers' struggles for economic justice with the Gospel march towards the Kingdom of God.
  3. Mark Hannan

    Workshops at the 2014 Congress

    The 2011 Congress will be home to an incredible offering of workshops on a wide-range of topics of concern to people of faith, urban congregations, social justice activists, theologians, and individuals committed to building a Just Economy. The 45 workshops offered over the 3-and-a-half day conference are organized across four different workshop-sessions and thematically amongst the following eight tracks... You will find a full listing of workshops here in PDF format.
  4. Mark Hannan

    Rain and the Rhinoceros: Privatization of the Common Good

    Bill Wylie-Kellermann - SCUPE professor, pastor, Detroit community activist, and 1/2 of the teaching team for the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry's graduate level theology course "Good News for the City: Together Building a Just Economy" - shares his poignant reflection on privatization, Emergency Management in Detroit, and the necessity of faith-filled response.

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Up-Coming Classes

Interfaith & Intercultual Ministry Intensive (GTUS)
Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana
January 5-9; 12-16, 2015
Mondays to Fridays 9am-5pm
M 302

Non-Violence in a Culture of Violence; Previously: Urban Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence (GTUS)
Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann
January 12-17, 2015
Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm
S-H 306

Introduction to Theology (CAATS)
Dr. Howard Wiley
January 12 – March 16, 2015
Mondays from 6:15pm-9:15pm
Theo 320

New Testament Survey (CAATS)
Dr. Nolan Shaw
January 14 – March 18, 2015
Wednesdays from 6:15pm-9:15pm
Bib 303

History of Christianity: An African Story (CAATS)
Dr. David Daniels & Dr. Isaac Laudarji
January 15 – March 19, 2015
Thursdays from 6:15pm-9:15pm
Hist 310

Urban Principalities & the Spirit of the City (GTUS)
Rev. Bill Wylie Kellerman
February 6-7; 13-14; 20-21, 2015
Fridays, 1pm – 9pm; Saturdays 8:30am – 4pm
B-Th 302

History of the Latin@ Church in the U.S. (ALTE)
Dr. Carmelo Alvarez
February 6-7; 27-28; March 13-14; 27-28, 2015
(Friday/viernes 6pm - 9pm y Saturday/sábados 8:30am - 4pm)

Proctor Conference Course (CAATS)
Faculty TBA
February 7-12, 2015
Time & Location TBA
Eth 431

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