2023 Immersion Trip:
Settler Colonialism and Food (In)Justice
in Palestine

Registration is now open for the 2023 Immersion Trip to Palestine with Dr. Miguel De La Torre. This trip will focus on the intersection of Settler Colonialism in Palestine with Food (In)Justice and will include stops in Bethlehem, Hebron, Jerusalem and the Jordan River Valley, as well as others. The trip will have 10 to 12 spaces.

Tentative Dates: November 27th to December 7th

Price: $2250
Price does not include airfare (about $1200 - $1500)

Reach out to Dr. De La Torre at [email protected] for more information.
First Pulpit Exchange of 2023:
Decolonizing Christianity, A Lecture and Q&A with
Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre

Please join us on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 5:00 pm for a light meal and from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for one of our first exchanges in 2023: Decolonizing Christianity, A Lecture and Q&A with Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies. Consistent with the purposes of his book by the same name, in this lecture, Dr. De La Torre will “seek to demonstrate how dispossessed communities have believed the lie of white supremacy, which has relegated them to be among the least of these of our time.” His ultimate goal is to reach those who are “weary of racism and heavily burdened by ethnic discrimination.”

All are welcome! Please indicate any dietary needs/restrictions and confirm your attendance by emailing [email protected].

Iliff’s Pulpit Exchange Series (supported by the Pathways for Tomorrow
Initiative from Lilly Endowment Inc.) is designed to help ordained clergy and lay leaders interrogate the continued status of racial segregation in American churches. It is also designed to place new foundations for education, dialogue, action, and growth in and between congregations.
Learn more about helping Iliff students
seeking internships!
It's that time of year again! Our students are working to discern their internship plans for the next academic year, September 2023 to May 2024. As Iliff provides guidance and support for our students on this journey, we seek to advocate and promote your ministries and missions. This mutually beneficial opportunity allows for growth of new leaders and helps strengthen communities.

We would love to have a conversation with you about what it means to be an internship site and supervisor.

Sign up here for one of our two meetings on January 19th at 2:00 pm MST or February 16th at 2:00 pm MST.

If you already have an account in our Professional (In)Formation Network and/or have posted an internship opportunity previously, you can login any time to post an internship for 2023-2024. New internship positions may be posted by creating an account.
Become an Iliff Alumni/ae Ambassador!

Get to know future Iliffians and help our Enrollment team support them on their journey by becoming an Iliff Alumni/ae Ambassador.

Alumni/ae Ambassadors are a network of volunteers serving in a variety of roles to create connections with students considering Iliff. Alumni/ae ambassadors help future Iliffians understand the impact they can have on the world through an Iliff program.

Follow the link below to learn more and let us know how you'd like to get involved!
Coming to a City Near You!
Every year, the Iliff Enrollment Team travels across the US to meet prospective students and attend events and fairs. And we may be making our way to a city near you or an event you're planning to attend!

In the coming months, the Iliff Enrollment Team will be visiting:

Atlanta, GA for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
February 20th to 23rd, 2023

Will you be attending either conference? Come say hello! We would love to see you.

Know of a prospective student in the area? Connect them with our team via an email to [email protected]!
Complexified Podcast
The Iliff Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, directed by Rev. Amanda Henderson, has launched its new podcast.

The podcast, Complexified, dives into topics of religion and politics and unpacks these topics with transparency and honesty.

Listen to Complexified wherever you find podcasts!
Faculty and Staff Updates
Iliff alum (M.Div 2002) and current Admissions staff member, Daniel Klawitter, published his book Where Sunday Used to Be: New and Selected Poems, with Wipf & Stock Publishers in November 2022. The book includes a critical and appreciative foreword by award-winning poet and scholar David J. Rothman and is available for order here.
Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Iliff's Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, published the article "How Two SCOTUS Cases Could Strengthen White Affirmative Action" on GoodFaithMedia.org. View the full article here.
Last August, Dr. Stephanie Krusemark, Iliff's Vice President of Enrollment Management, added Strategic Enrollment Quarterly (SEQ) Editorial Board Member for the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) to her list of roles. She is also a member of the Expert Bureau for the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), a member of the Mentor Collective Mentor Guild, and host of the AACRAO AdmitIt Podcast.
In Memoriam

Rev. Donald E. Collins (MDiv '62) passed away on November 30th, 2022. Don served as campus minister at Bemidji State College in Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh prior to becoming pastor of Church of the Good Hope United Methodist in Milwaukee. He was a social justice advocate throughout his life. He also authored two books on spirituality. He is survived by his wife Edith, two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren. View his obituary here.
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Iliff's Professional Information Network (PIFN)
Iliff hosts an online list of available positions for the community. You can sign up to submit positions directly, too!

To visit PIFN, click here.
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