In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Yolanda Smith

It is with great sadness that Claremont School of Theology (CST) acknowledges the death of our alumna, Dr. Yolanda Smith, on November 9, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Yolanda earned her M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (1998) at CST. In 2000, she joined Yale Divinity School (YDS) as a visiting assistant professor in Christian [...]

February 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Claremont School of Theology Supports Decision to Decline $800,000 DHS Grant

Claremont, CA – February 10, 2017 – The Board of Trustees of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School – a division of Claremont School of Theology – tonight resolved to decline an $800,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Community Partnerships, awarded last month. Claremont School of Theology stands with the Bayan Board [...]

February 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Claremont School of Theology Breaks Major Milestone: Largest Enrollment in 35 Years, 30 Months Ahead of Schedule

Claremont School of Theology Breaks Major Milestone: Largest Enrollment in 35 Years, 30 Months Ahead of Schedule With the arrival of President Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan in 2013, Claremont School of Theology (CST) mapped out a timeline of ambitious goals, which included breaking the mark of “400 students enrolled” by Fall, 2019. CST reached that milestone 30 [...]

February 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CST’s Board Chair Returns to Ministry Roots in Arizona,

Strengthens School Ties to Desert Southwest Conference and Churches Rev. Patricia Farris – senior pastor at First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, CA and Chair of the Claremont School of Theology Board of Trustees – first heard and answered the call to ministry at her childhood church, First UMC, Phoenix, AZ. Last month, Rev. Farris [...]

February 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Thank You, Arizona!

On January 21, 2017, leadership from Claremont School of Theology – including Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, CST President; Rev. Sharalyn Hamilton, Vice President for Advancement and Communications; and Rev. Patricia Farris, Senior Pastor at Santa Monica, UMC, and CST Board Chair – set out to visit churches, alumni/ae, friends, and supporters in the Desert [...]

February 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Common Good International Film Festival at Claremont School of Theology

Annual Whitehead Gathering Changes Name, for the Common Good Claremont School of Theology – the founding home of the Center for Process Studies – recently changed the name of its annual, four-day cinema celebration to The Common Good International Film Festival. The event continues to honor Alfred North Whitehead. In 2001, the initial impetus for [...]

February 7th, 2017|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 [...]

January 30th, 2017|CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Four Traditions, One Experience

CST Students and Faculty Featured in Floating Lantern Ceremony Video Claremont School of Theology is honored to share that three students and one faculty member are featured in this moving video from the Shinnyo-en Foundation. Last year, CST’s group joined thousands of others as guests of the Foundation in learning about this faith and participating [...]

January 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

On His Knees and Full of Spirit: Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Reflects on Ministry, Then and Now

On February 7, 2017, Claremont School of Theology (CST) will launch the Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Endowed Scholarship, named for a man who has given countless hours to the spiritual formation of those who crossed his path (click here to learn more about the scholarship and dinner). For decades, Bishop Jordan led local churches, global [...]

January 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

CST President Supports Women’s March

Dear Friends, Today we witnessed the transfer of power upon which this nation is built. I pray that our Creator will guide our 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, and shower our political leadership – at all levels – with wisdom. On Saturday, January 21, 2017, members of our Claremont [...]

January 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments