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

    Schedule for the 2014 Congress!

    2014 Congress on Urban Ministry: Together Building a Just Economy On June 23-26, 2014, church and community leaders involved in what it means to live in and care for the city will gather in Chicago, IL for the Congress on Urban Ministry. We will gather to collaborate and conspire towards a new vision for the city by tackling the toughest urban issues with context-driven theology and cutting-edge theory. Building upon a 35+ year history of addressing social ills in solidarity with “the least of these”, the 2014 Congress will tackle the issues of poverty, exploitation, and faithful living towards a economic justice. We believe that our collaboration at the gathering this coming June can create a flash-point of change in our society as together we build a Just Economy. Take a look at the schedule for our time together.
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    Programa ALTE Invitacion cordial a la Orientacion/Open House

    Les extendemos una invitación cordial a nuestra orientación/open house, previsto para el martes 26 de Agosto; adjunto encontraras el volante que proporciona información detallada sobre la ubicación y el horario; favor de notar se les ofrece estacionamiento gratis en el parte trasera del edificio/ We invite to attend the ALTE Program Open House Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th, attached is the flyer which provides detailed information on the location and time. Please note there is free parking in the back of the building. Le pedimos confirmacion de su asistencia mediante este correo electrónico/ We ask that you RSVP via this email / o llámenos al /or give us a call at (773) 252-3929 or (312) 726-1200. Miramos adelante a oír de ustedes/ We look forward to hearing from you.
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    Workshop Preview – 2014 Congress On Urban Ministry

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

    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.

Register for SCUPE’s Annual Jeremiah Wright Lecture

2014 Congress on Urban Ministry

Up-Coming Classes

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)
Dr. Clinton Stockwell
October 3-4, 17-18, 24-25
(Fridays 1-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm)

Public Issues In Urban Ministry (GTUS course page)
Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana & Dr. Clinton Stockwell
October 17-18, November 7-8; December 12-13
(Fridays 1-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm)

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

Urban Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence (GTUS)
Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann
January 12-17
(Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm)

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