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In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Jeanne Audrey Powers

With great sadness and sincere appreciation, Claremont School of Theology wishes to acknowledge the life, legacy, and death of Rev. Dr. Jeanne Audrey Powers, 85. Rev. Powers died September 29, 2017, while in Switzerland with friends. (Click here to read Rev. Powers’ obituary, posted by the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church). Raised [...]

2017-10-04T19:52:01+00:00 October 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Aloha! CST’s Annual Visit to Hawaii a Week of Friends and Fellowship

For one week at the end of September, CST's President, Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, and Vice President, Rev. Sharalyn Hamilton, visited our CST friends and supporters in Hawaii. Currently, 10 United Methodist Students from Hawaii attend CST. “We are committed to training leaders for Hawaii,” said Pres. Kuan. “So, it is important to stay [...]

2017-10-03T21:05:36+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Claremont School of Theology Reaches Highest-Ever Enrollment, Welcomes Most Diverse Class in School’s History

With the start of the Fall 2017 semester, Claremont School of Theology reached its highest-ever enrollment in the School’s history, welcoming 425 new and returning students, which surpassed the previous record of 418. The Fall class of 109 students is the second largest incoming class, and the most diverse class, in the School’s history. “I’m [...]

2017-09-21T18:07:48+00:00 September 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Claremont School of Theology President Stands with Immigrants Affected by DACA Decision

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The program, instituted by the Obama administration in 2012, protects from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. For many of these children and young adults, the United States is home, [...]

2017-09-06T18:56:11+00:00 September 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CST Dean Elected to Influential Role in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The journey into a life of ministry often begins by way of a “call,” usually from God. For Rev. Belva Brown Jordan, that call once again moved to the national/North American stage. As of July 2017, that includes being voted Moderator-Elect, during the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It’s a volunteer [...]

2017-08-23T00:22:11+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Reflections on God, After Auschwitz

Andrew M. Davis, a Ph.D. student at Claremont School of Theology, is one of 12 seminary and divinity school students, and early-career clergy, who participated in a two-week program sponsored by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) in Germany and Poland this summer. The program uses the [...]

2017-08-16T16:57:03+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CST President: We Must Unmask and Stand Against White Supremacy

I have lost count of how many times Claremont School of Theology, our partners, and I have had to write a letter like this… a letter denouncing hate. And here we are, again. The kind of hateful rhetoric and disgusting action that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend is absolutely, unequivocally repugnant and unacceptable. And [...]

2017-08-14T21:32:34+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CST Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Claremont School of Theology is honored to introduce two new members of the CST family. Dr. Elizabeth “Liza” Anderson will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Christianity, and Rev. Alma Johnson-Hawkins will serve as Interim Director of Field Education. Liza Anderson is a historical theologian whose teaching and research interests include [...]

2017-08-11T17:43:44+00:00 August 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CST and Willamette University to Explore Partnership

Salem, Ore. and Claremont, Calif., July 6, 2017 – Willamette University President Steve Thorsett and Claremont School of Theology (CST) President Jeffrey Kuan announced Monday that the two schools would begin the due diligence process to explore moving and embedding CST within Willamette University on its campus in Salem, Oregon. “Willamette and CST are both [...]

2017-07-06T23:54:48+00:00 July 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Commencement Ceremony 2017

Claremont School of Theology graduated its largest-ever class, nearly 80 students, on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 60 years after the first-ever graduating class at Claremont received its degrees (1957). This year's class also included CST's first round of Hybrid/Online graduates. President Jeffrey Kuan welcomed the graduates; Bishop Grant J. Hagiya, Resident Bishop, LA [...]

2017-06-13T20:37:03+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments