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

    Workshop Preview – 2014 Congress On Urban Ministry

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    The 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry will be home to an incredible offering of workshops that develop several Congress themes on economic justice. Come ready to be informed, challenged, and equipped to sharpen your ministry and actively work for peace in your congregation, neighborhood, city, nation, and in your own spirituality. Though a complete workshop listing will be finalized in the next day or two, here are a couple examples of seven workshops and two site visits that will be offered at the 2014 Congress which may whet your appetite...
  2. Mark Hannan

    A View from the Margins: Book review of Saskia Sassen’s Expulsions

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    2014 Congress on Urban Ministry speaker Saskia Sassen's newest book "Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy" is troublingly honest and yet resiliently hopeful. Here, SCUPE's very own Dr. Clinton Stockwell, director of the GTUS program, reviews the book and highlights the core themes around which Sassen's work is based.
  3. Mark Hannan

    Close the Gap

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    Help close the gap on economic injustice. Join our campaign to make the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry accessible to change-makers from every economic background! Your donation will help make the SCUPE 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry an inclusive and impactful event, accessible to the very community members we are focused on supporting as we work toward building a just economy.

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2014 Congress on Urban Ministry

Up-Coming Classes

Cuidado Pastoral en la Comuniad Latin@ (ALTE)
Dr. Daniel S. Schipani
September 5-6, October 3-4 & 31, November 1 & 14-15
(viernes 6pm - 10pm y sábados 8:30am - 4pm)

Introduction to Theological Writing (CAATS)
Dr. Katara Patton Washington
September 22 - December 8 (Mondays)
Mondays from 6:15pm-9:15pm
Inter. R 361

Desarrollo económico en la comunidad latina (ALTE)
Dr. Shirley Pulgar-Hughes & Dr. Timothy R. Eberhart
September 19-20, October 17-18, November 7-8, December 12-13
(viernes 6pm - 10pm y sábados 8:30am - 4pm)

Introduction to Biblical Studies (CAATS)
Dr. Afri Atiba
September 24 - December 10 (Wednesdays)
Wednesdays from 6:15pm-9:15pm
Bib. R301

Pastoral Care in the African American Church (CAATS)
Dr. Danielle Buhuro
September 25 - December 11 (Thursdays)
Thursdays from 6:15pm-9:15pm
Min. R 340

Eco-Justice: A Vision for a Sustainable City (GTUS)
TBD
October 3-4, 17-18, 24-25
(Fridays 1-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm)

Public Issues In Urban Ministry (GTUS course page)
TBD
October 17-18, November 7-8; December 12-13
(Fridays 1-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm)

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