|Practice Silence |
12:00 - 1:00 pmMarsh Chapel
New Program at Marsh Chapel
|STH Weekly Worship |
11:10 - 12:00 pmMarsh Chapel
February 15 - WORSHIP
February 22 -
Starts at 11 a.m.
Dr. Rady Roldan-Figuerora,
IMPOSITION OF ASHES
Spiritual Life Office
|Daily Morning Prayer
Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 8:20 am
Hartman Rm. B-23
(during Muelder Chapel remodeling)
Begin your day with prayer, song, scripture, and fellowship. A light breakfast is served. To volunteer your leadership contact
T: Kim Kie
W: Jaclyn Finn
This study will explore biblical "fruits of the spirit," encouraging the flourishing of these fruits in our own lives.
|Colloquium with |
Dr. James Cone
"What does it mean to be a public theologian in
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dr. James Cone
This is a significant event in the life of the School, and we are inviting doctoral students and STH faculty to be present for this colloquium if you are able. Dr. Cone will be speaking to the Practices of Faith class earlier in the day.
Please RSVP your attendance by February 15th to Nathan Bieniek at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to attend. I hope you can make it. A light supper will be furnished.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
An excerpt from "Wild Geese"
By Mary Oliver
"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
The world offers itself to your imagination,
Calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
Over and over announcing your place in the family of things."
We'd love to hear from the STH community, with ideas and submissions, contact Phil Conner at: email@example.com
|AHSC Work-Study Jobs|
|Open work-study positions are available in the AHSC|
|Job Opportunity: Youth Pastor|
This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person as a youth, family and children's pastor. Please contact us here at Bethel with any questions you might have. You can also see all the information pertaining to this position on the website www.BethelAME.org.
Send any and all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org making sure the words "youth pastor" are in the subject area.
The job submission closing date is February 27, 2012.
Pastor Bob Gray
Bethel AME Church
40 Walk Hill St.
Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130
Ph. # 617-524-7900
Fax - 617-524-4169
Laughter and a little bit of chocolate
|BU Goes to the Grammys|
Marsh Chapel musicians perform on nominated CD
Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast will include lots of music's familiar faces: Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Adele, Scott Jarrett, Justin Blackwell...
OK, you won't see the last two during the show, airing on CBS at 8 p.m. Jarrett (CFA'99,'08) and Blackwell (CFA'09)-Marsh Chapel's director and associate director of music, respectively-are competing in the Best Choral Performance category, which is being awarded during a nontelevised ceremony earlier in the day.
|BU Student Health News|
This month we focused our efforts on relationship health.
Photonics Center 206
Love Letter Panel:
Featuring Boston Globe Writer Meredith Goldstein
Food Provided and free gift for the first 25 people
Howard Thurman Center
Lovin' Your Body Panel
: Featuring Author of "Telling Ed No
" Cheryl Kerrigan
Food provided and raffle prizes
Michelle George, MS
Boston University- Student Health
|Come celebrate Anna Howard Shaw Day as an Alternative to Valentine's Day! |
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
STH, Rm. 320
Anna Howard Shaw was born in England on February 14, 1847. In 1878, Shaw became the second woman to graduate from Boston University School of Theology, but she was refused ordination by the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was one of the first women to be ordained in any branch of Methodism by the New York Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church in 1880.
After Shaw earned a medical degree from Boston University, she expanded her work to include pastoral and healing ministries. She was a "master orator" for social justice concerns, organizing and lecturing throughout the world for the causes of temperance, woman's suffrage, and peace. The first woman awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for her work as chair of the Woman's Committee of the National Council of Defense during World War I, Shaw was an advocate for the League of Nations covenant just prior to her death in 1919.
In 1989, Anna Howard Shaw was elected posthumously as full members of the former Southern New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 2000, Anna was inducted into the National Woman's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, birthplace of woman's rights.
In celebration of Anna's life, the Shaw Center will have cookies and snacks throughout the day at the Shaw Center Open House in STH Rm 320!
|Meet a Candidate for the Danielsen Professor in Pastoral Psychology and Theology|
Student Participation in the Danielsen Search
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
STH Rm. 325
On February 15th, there are two opportunities for students to interact with a candidate for the Danielsen Professor in Pastoral Psychology and Theology. There will be a student meeting from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, where students can directly interact with the candidate, and a public lecture at 5:00 pm.
Your opinion matters, and we seek your participation. For more information, please contact the student representatives to the search committee, Dong Yoon Kim (email@example.com
) and Andrew Tripp (firstname.lastname@example.org
|Anna Howard Shaw Center Thursday Lunch Talk|
Thursday, February 16, 2012
12:30 - 1:15p.m
Join us for the Anna Howard Shaw Center's Thursday Lunch Talk!
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Wanda Stahl
Topic: "All Is Well, All Will Be Well": Wisdom from Julian of Norwich for Contemporary Life and Ministry"
The Rev. Dr. Wanda Stahl is Director of Contextual Education and Congregational Partnerships at STH and is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Prior to accepting her position at BU, Wanda served as Director of Christian Formation for the New England Annual Conference of the UMC for 12 years. She has completed programs in Individual Spiritual Guidance and Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats from the Shalem Institute in Bethesda, MD. Her interest in Julian of Norwich was birthed during her studies in Spiritual Guidance. Julian was the subject of her final paper for that program.
For more information on the Shaw Center's Thursday Lunch Talks contact Nory (Norma) Vedan Leachon email@example.com
|"Transforming the Conversation" Conference|
Thursday, February 16
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, March 1
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Sacred Worth at BU School of Theology
An e-mail R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated, but not required
- February 16, 2012 - Panel One: Transformational Narrative(s). This panel will emphasize the experiences of LGBTQI individuals and straight allies who have fought for full inclusion in religious organizations. Panelists will share their personal narratives and offer insight into how they: understand the struggle for equality; collaborate with others in advocacy work; minister to-and dialogue with-congregants and conversational partners on both sides of LGBT issues; and engage in self-care.
- February 23, 2012 - Panel Two: Transformational Theology. This panel will consist of theologians and scholars who can offer historical perspectives on the topic of queerness and religion. They will discuss contemporary queer theology as it currently stands and anticipate where the field may move in the future. Conversation will illuminate queer theology and explain how queer theory undergirds and strengthens the "ground-level" struggle for LGBTQIA inclusion. Focusing upon praxis, panelists will highlight the ways in which theory and action intersect.
- March 1, 2012 - Panel Three: Transformational Action. This panel will address macro-level ecumenical and denominational priorities pertaining to the struggle for LGBTQIA equality. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will share insight into the inclusion work that has been undertaken in their denominations and organizations. Which actions and approaches have worked? Which have been less successful? What challenges and opportunities exist? Dialogue also will address important ecumenical questions. Should different denominations be doing more together? If so, what should they do? Audience members will walk away from the evening with information about how they can become involved in denominational and ecumenical inclusion work.
|Department of Religion 16th Annual Lecture|
|"Jewish Books and Christian Readers in Early Modern Europe"
Monday, February 27, 2012
Photonics Colloquium Room, 9th Floor
8 St. Mary's Street
|STH Partakers Membership Recruitment|
Partakers is a prison ministry group that provides accompaniment to a student in the BU Behind Bars Program. Throughout the year, graduate theology students go in pairs to visit a Massachusetts correctional facility to provide fellowship, mentorship and any other help needed to assist in the success of the student. Through this program relationships are formed which assist the student in the pursuit of their college degree as well as gain confidence and other skills necessary to avoid recidivism after release.
If you are interested in learning more about prison ministry, alternative education programs, and/or restorative justice, Partakers may be the group for you! If you are interested or for more information, please email Anne Hillman: email@example.com or Kelly Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org
|"Finish the Dissertation" Webinar|
Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Marsh Chapel Basement
Marsh Chapel is supporting "Finish the Dissertation", a webinar/ live seminar hosted by Douglas Reeves. (Attached please find the concept paper.) It is free and open to as many as would like to participate, and takes place Friday mornings from 9-10 AM.
In this webinar Doug acts as a coach, working with the participants to be more efficient and organized in their work, and more effective in communication with peers, advisors, and committees. He emphasizes breaking down the project, planning, regular activity, and collaboration both within one's own discipline and with other disciplines, and encourages accountability through clear and manageable next steps.
Read Concept Paper
|Emerging Theologians Conference "Visions of Hope"|
March 9-11, 2012
The theology students at Boston College will be hosting a conference March 9-11th to discuss the future of the Catholic Church 50 years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council. For questions please email or call: email@example.com, 937.825.4078
|SARTS Faculty and Student Fellowships|
Awards are up to $3000 each
Application Deadline: May 15, 2012
Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies now accepting applications for Student and Faculty Fellowships 2012-2013. These fellowships, made possible through a grant from the Henry A. Luce Foundation, seek to advance knowledge at the intersections between theology/religious studies and the arts by supporting the research of graduate degree students and faculty, particularly newer faculty whose career and future contributions to the study of the intersection of the arts and religious and theological studies may be influenced by this support. For more information and to apply, visit: www.societyarts.org
|Other Special Events of Interest to You|
AFAM Fall 2011 Lecture Series Schedule
- The African American Studies Fall 2011 Lectures and Special Event
- Monthly News and Events from the Schools of the Boston Theological Institute
The Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs is a center for research, publication, and education on one of the most important questions in the contemporary world: How does culture affect economic and political developments world-wide? Specifically, how does religion impact international affairs? Since its inception in 1985, CURA has sought to discover, trace, and analyze the connection between culture, economics, politics, and globalization. We have conducted research projects on every continent except Australia, and these projects have resulted in publications that have become major points of reference on their topics. In a dynamic and modernizing world, CURA's ultimate agenda is to further global understanding and communication.
2011 - 2012 Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series to be held at the Boston University Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs in Brookline, MA.
Calendar of CURA Events