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Pres. Kuan and Kendra Fredrickson-Laouini Named to National Interreligious Committee

The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops has named Claremont School of Theology President Jeffrey Kuan and Ph.D. candidate Kendra Fredrickson-Laouini to the National Council of Churches (NCC) Committee on Interreligious Relations and Collaboration. It is a significant honor for Kuan and Fredrickson-Laouini as well as an affirmation of the important role that CST plays [...]

2017-12-06T19:59:57+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Common Good International Film Festival

This year’s Common Good International Film Festival will be bittersweet. The lineup of films - from Brazil, Europe, Croatia, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, and America - is as exceptional as ever. But festival founder Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki has announced that it will be the last festival under her leadership – she is retiring. Now [...]

2017-12-06T19:53:14+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Commitment to Give

Margie Gong had not heard of Claremont School of Theology until her former pastor Rev. Dr. Mark S. Bollwinkel became her church’s senior pastor. Although she’s a committed life-long Methodist, she explains, she has worked in Silicon Valley area corporations and start-ups for more than 25 years. Yet now she’s an active and dedicated CST [...]

2017-12-06T20:16:15+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Prof. Sweeney Receives Festschrift

In an emotional ceremony, Marvin A. Sweeney, world-renowned Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Tanakh at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, was presented with the soon-to-be published manuscript of his Festschrift, containing contributions from 26 of his former students and colleagues from around the world, during a Society [...]

2017-12-06T19:34:18+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Prof. Syeed to Receive Walter Wink Scholar-Activist Award

Associate Professor of Interreligious Education Najeeba Syeed receives Auburn Seminary’s Third Annual Walter Wink Scholar-Activist Award at this year’s American Academy of Religion’s annual meeting. "We’re excited to celebrate Prof. Syeed’s work and Claremont School of Theology’s commitment to being the kind of place that encourages her vocation," said Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen, Auburn’s Vice [...]

2017-11-21T00:15:50+00:00 November 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Colwell Endowed Lecture

“Pump the Brakes Before It’s Too Late: An ethical, theological discussion of our rampant consumerist culture, and Alumni/ae Reunion Bruch Alumni/ae and friends were treated to a vibrant cross talk, which combined the passions of these two renowned experts – Dr. Grace Kao, CST professor of ethics, and Dr. Joe Bowersox, a professor of environmental [...]

2017-11-14T23:12:12+00:00 November 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Life and Legacy of Rev. Dae Hee Park

It is with sadness we share that Rev. Dae Hee Park, a retired member of California-Pacific Conference, died on November 10, 2017. Rev. Park was a long-serving pastor at Hawaii Christ UMC (1962-81) and Los Angeles Korean UMC (1981-90). As one of the founders of the Korean Endowment Fund at Claremont School of Theology, Rev. [...]

2017-11-14T17:13:19+00:00 November 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Thank you, Oregon!

Alumni/ae Gathering in Oregon On Saturday, October 14, CST hosted an alumni/ae get together at Willamette University’s Montag Den. Alumni/ae and friends reunited (or met for the first time) and participated in an insightful, inspiring discussion led by Dr. Frank Rogers, Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy. He discussed the essence [...]

2017-11-15T21:31:47+00:00 November 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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

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