The CST faculty embodies a rich diversity of traditions extending beyond its United Methodist roots. The current faculty includes ordained and lay representation from the Presbyterian, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, African Methodist Episcopal and Nazarene traditions within Christianity.
In 1992, Prof. Marvin Sweeney was appointed as Professor of Hebrew Bible, becoming the first interreligious member of the CST faculty. Twenty years later, Najeeba Syeed joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Interreligious Education. As CST’s first Muslim faculty member, Syeed brought a wealth of experience in conflict resolution among communities of ethnic and religious diversity.
A number of CST’s faculty adopt an interreligious approach to their wide ranging research projects.
Listen to an interview with Duane Bidwell, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Spiritual Care and Counseling, by the CBC program Tapestry on the topic of multiple religious belonging.