CST in The World

Claremont School of Theology President Pained and Disappointed by UMC Judicial Council Ruling

Dear Friends, Like many of you, I have been waiting anxiously for the Judicial Council’s decision on the election of our first openly gay United Methodist bishop, Bishop Karen Oliveto. Having been at the hearing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, I wasn’t sure how the Judicial Council would rule on the matter. Unfortunately, I am [...]

2017-04-29T22:32:07+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Alumnae Profile: Creating Understanding

Samantha Lynne Gupta, CST ’14 -- a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist tradition and social justice leader in Los Angeles -- and Rev. AJ Bush, CST ’15 -- a UMC pastor in Gillette, Wyoming -- recently combined their joint interest in breaking down racial barriers by creating #RuralRaceDialogue. The duo is committed to supporting [...]

2017-04-06T21:18:26+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Many Beliefs, One Body

Schools Stand Together, Against Hate, Again We – the presidents of three graduate schools and a university in interfaith partnership – stand together, with our students, staff, faculty, and supporters, to oppose the most recent actions taken by the Executive Branch of the United States. These abhorrent anti-immigration, anti-Muslim orders and edicts are [...]

2017-01-31T01:27:38+00:00 January 30th, 2017|CST in The World, 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

Standing with Standing Rock: CST Connections Creating a Difference

In the wee hours of Thursday, November 17, Jana Milhon-Martin – CST ’16, and mother of three middle-school and high-school aged boys – loaded her crew into the family van and headed for Standing Rock. Milhon-Martin, her husband Victor, and the boys are standing with the indigenous peoples of Standing Rock, North Dakota, and against [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:56+00:00 November 18th, 2016|CST in The World, News|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

CST and Bayan Claremont Presidents United Again: We Stand with Standing Rock

As the presidents of Claremont School of Theology (CST) and Bayan Claremont, we express our support for the indigenous peoples of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and lend our voices to those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. We share a deep commitment to strengthening ecumenical and interreligious understanding. Our students – Muslim, Jewish, Christian, [...]

2017-01-03T17:47:57+00:00 November 4th, 2016|CST in The World, News|0 Comments