Full House: Women as Ecumenical Figures – Dr. Elizabeth Newman will be leading a course that will study the lives and theological contributions of four women with a focus on how their witness serves as a window for building up the unity of the church. These women are Mary, the mother of Jesus; Theresa of Avila; Lottie Moon; and Dorothy Day. This course will be taught in conjunction with the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education: “Together: Re-imagining and re-reading HERstory in the church,” which will take place in Nassau, Bahamas, July 5-7. Attendance at the conference is encouraged, but optional; plenary sessions will be available via technology. For information about the conference, see https://www.bwanet.org/events/upcoming-events/baptist-international-conference-on-theological-education. Students will also meet June 28-29, 9 am – 4 pm at Leland. Both men and women are welcomed to register.
Emerging Religious Leaders in Jewish Christian Dialogue – Leland’s Dr. Daniel Dapaah will be part of the faculty team of this dialogue course sponsored by the Washington Theological Consortium. This course brings together Christian seminarians and Jewish rabbinical students to engage in textual study and conversation about issues of ministry in the context of Jewish-Christian dialogue. It will take place in late May for four nights and four and a half days at an overnight retreat center. Students must commit to staying at the retreat center and participating in the entire course. All fees except for tuition are covered. Leland can send up to two students, who must be approved by the Dean. If you are interested in being considered for this course, contact Dr. John Lee firstname.lastname@example.org