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Claremont School of Theology & Bayan Claremont Announce Grant to Build Community through Interfaith Understanding at the Local Level

Through its partnership with Claremont School of Theology, Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school, has received one of 31 federal grants to support the expansion of educational and training programs for faith leaders, community activists, non-profit managers, and others involved in community engagement. The grant, provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part [...]

2017-01-17T20:17:11+00:00 January 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Please, Don’t Hate What You Don’t Understand: Claremont School of Theology and Bayan Claremont Campus Mobilizing

We at Claremont School of Theology and Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School strongly, definitively, and unabashedly support and stand with our local mosque, the Islamic Center of Claremont, as well as the other California mosques recently targeted by a hate-filled letter. The letter itself is a crude, profanity-laced missive which we will not detail here. [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:56+00:00 November 30th, 2016|CST in The World, News|0 Comments

CST Alumna Joins Peaceful Protest in Wyoming

Last August, in Gillette, Wyoming, a small group of self-proclaimed “Anti-Muslim” protestors burned a copy of Islam’s holiest book, the Qur’an. Rev. A.J. Bush, CST’ 15, pastor at First United Methodist Church, Gillette, helped lead the counter protest – one of only two local clergy who participated. Rev. Bush wore her bright red clergy shirt [...]

2016-11-30T01:29:51+00:00 November 30th, 2016|CST in The World|0 Comments

CST Alumnus Featured in L.A. Times

Earlier this summer, The Rev. Eddie Anderson, CST ’16, Senior Pastor, McCarty Memorial Christian Church, Los Angeles, CA, lends his support to #BlackLivesMatter and offers spiritual explanations for today's protests and civil unrest. Read about his involvement in this August 2016 article.

2016-11-30T00:52:45+00:00 November 30th, 2016|CST in The World|0 Comments

A Foundation of Love and Dignity: CST Alum Builds Homeless Housing Revolution

“Simply because someone is poor they should not have to have poor (or no) housing,” said the Rev. Dan Bryant, CST ‘84 and senior pastor of First Christian Church, Eugene, Oregon. “We can provide safe, secure, attractive, and truly affordable housing and return to the resident a new sense of pride, joy, responsibility, and dignity.” [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:56+00:00 November 15th, 2016|CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Comfort Amidst Chaos: CST Alumni/ae Bringing Healing to a Hurting World

The pager message read simply, “Make yourselves available.” CST doctoral students – the Rev. Angela Li and the Rev. Saul Barceló – knew it meant more. As full-time chaplains at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), they deal with trauma every day – comforting parents of a dying child; holding hands with chronically ill patients, [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:56+00:00 November 15th, 2016|CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Faith and Ecology: CST Students and Alums Finding & Sharing Ways to Live Sustainably Ever After

Watching Kristin Ritzau, a CST doctoral candidate in Practical Theology, with her husband and young son at their family homestead, she seems born for the job of caring for God’s creation. On their urban farm, they raise chickens and grow blueberries, figs, pomegranates, a host of vegetables, flowers, and, most importantly, community. “We are outside [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:56+00:00 November 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

CST Announces First-Ever Pastor-in-Residence: Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin

Claremont School of Theology is pleased to announce the Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin – former senior pastor at of First United Methodist Church, Escondido, and CST alumna – is serving as our first-ever Distinguished Pastor-in-Residence, as of August 1, 2016. This is the latest in a career filled with “firsts.” Within the California-Pacific Conference [...]

2016-08-17T22:42:46+00:00 August 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Leading Asian North American Scholars Gather at CST for Reflection and Reinvigoration

A Buddhist proverb says, “If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten you own path.” Eighteen leading Asian North American scholars/mentors practiced that proverb this week at Claremont School of Theology, participating in the 2016 Teaching and Learning Colloquy for Mid-career Asian/Asian North American Religion and Theology Faculty. The five-day gathering addresses concerns [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:57+00:00 July 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments