Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum
Thursday, Oct. 6th at 6:30 pm
Join the Iliff Women's Alliance and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture for a free event, Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum! Hear from women candidates from around Colorado as they discuss their goals, their values, and what motivates them to public service.

Moderator: Dr. Carolyn Love

Thursday, October 6th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Shattuck Hall
at the Iliff School of Theology

Can't join in person? Register for the livestream!

Come Cheer on Iliff at Denver Startup Week! Wed, Sept 21, 10am
The Iliff Innovation Lab is hosting a panel at Denver Startup Week!

Wednesday, September 21, from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Location: Commons on Champa in downtown Denver

Denver Startup Week this year is expected to bring 20,000 people by the week's end, from across the country and beyond. It is the largest free event of its kind in the world. It's a big deal for Denver, for entrepreneurs, for investors/partners, and for anyone who gets selected to present like Iliff has.

Every product or service you offer must reflect the full diversity of your clients and the world. From ethical artificial intelligence to DEI training that doesn’t check boxes to the intersection of politics and religion, Every facet of our humanity needs to be recognized in what your organization brings to the marketplace. The Iliff School’s Innovation Lab will host an engaging panel of influencers in higher ed, mental health, technology, and politics. People are looking for more ethical technology, more thoughtful technology: technology that considers the essence of what it means to be human in everyday life at home and at work. But what does that look like as you build your products? How do you know if your products respect diversity and treat your customers ethically? Our panelists will tell their stories and interact with the audience to share their startup stories that cross government, nonprofit, for-profit, politics, and education.

Panelist Organizations:
The Iliff School of Theology
WellPower (formerly Mental Health Centers of Denver)
Seekr Project
Denver Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation
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!
Financial Aid Webinar October 7th
The Iliffian community is invited to join the Office of Financial Aid and our student loan expert, Heather Jarvis, for a conversation about student loan repayment and the new rules surrounding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Please RSVP and bring all of your questions! Tell your friends!

Friday, October 7th, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am (MDT)

Financial Aid Webinars @ Iliff
Demystifying Student Loan Repayment
Friday, October 7 (10:00 am- 11:30 am, MDT)
Hosted by Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert
Learn more about the Start Fresh Initiative introduced by the Biden Administration and temporary exceptions that affect clergy and church employees seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Faith, Hope and Love: The Work and Life of Palestinian Christians
Iliff is pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, Executive Director, Friends of Sabeel North America for an in-person roundtable discussion on Friday, October, 7th from 12 – 2 PM in Shattuck Hall on the Iliff campus. All are welcome! Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish and we will provide beverages. Please confirm your attendance by emailing [email protected]. Please also provide your proof of COVID vaccination to [email protected].

Join our dialogue with Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, international human rights attorney and co-founder of several Palestinian civil and religious organizations committed to the liberation of all Palestinian people and the reconciliation of all peoples of the land. Dr. Kuttab will discuss topics ranging from nonviolent peacemaking, Palestinian human rights, Palestinian Liberation Theology and a One State solution as the way forward for justice and peace in the Holy Land.
Iliff Immersion Trips: Guatemala and Israel/Palestine
Alumni/ae, students, and community members are invited to participate in these unique immersive experiences, led by Iliff faculty.
Immersion Trip

Professor Miguel De La Torre will lead the immersion trip to Guatemala from November 26 through December 7, 2022. This trip will provide the opportunity to study the intersection of environment & immigration, along with indigenous spirituality.

For more information, please contact Dr. De La Torre at [email protected]
Immersion Trip

Professors Pam Eisenbaum and Mark George will lead the immersion trip to Israel/Palestine November 29 – December 9, 2022.

This trip offers the chance to see the Old City of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada, the Galilee, Bethlehem, Yad Vashem and so much more. Hear from a range of groups in Israel/Palestine, experience a Shabbat meal, and spend a night with a Palestinian family. An optional extension trip to Jordan immediately follows the Israel/Palestine trip.

For more information, please contact Dr. Pam Eisenbaum ([email protected]) or Dr. Mark George ([email protected]).

We invite you to support Iliff students through travel scholarship by clicking this link to make a donation.
Did you miss any of our "What's Theology Got to Do with It?" Renewal series? Don't worry! You can still register and get the session recording sent right to your email.

Follow this link to register for any of our 2021-2022 Renewal Sessions.

Registration: $5 | Free for all students and Iliff faculty and staff
Alumni/ae Updates

Dr. Teresa Lynn Fry Brown (MDiv '88, PhD '96) has been promoted to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Bandy Professor of Preaching a the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves as the First Vice President of the Academy of Homiletics and will become the President of the Academy on December 3, 2022.
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