Category: Ecumenical Institute News


Oct. 26th Theology Town Hall featuring the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 12 noon for a Theology Town Hall featuring the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, who will be speaking on the topic: “Leading Leaders in the Wake of Disaster.”

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/fa22TTH   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   The Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen served as the 8th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.   Since her retirement in 2008 she has served as an interim or assisting bishop in no fewer than six dioceses, including the Diocese of Maryland (2015-2018). Most recently she served as Assisting Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago....

CONNECT: Faith, Health & Medicine Graduate Certificate program

  We are now receiving applications for our CONNECT: Faith, Health & Medicine Graduate Certificate program, which starts in January 2023! This cohort-based program integrates faith traditions and medical practices into a holistic understanding of healthy persons, congregations, communities and institutions.    Dr. Pat Fosarelli, who directs our CONNECT Certificate program, had this to say: “In this era when health issues appear on every newscast, CONNECT is an ideal vehicle to help students understand how faith and health interact with each other, even (and especially) in polarizing times.“     Find out more about this exciting 1-year graduate certificate program here....

2022 Annual Dunning Lecture, featuring Edgardo Colón-Emeric

 

The 2022 Dunning Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m. in Laubacher Hall.

Event is free to join in person or online, but registration is requested 2022dunning.eventbrite.com

Edgardo Colón-Emeric is the Dean of Duke Divinity School and the Irene and William McCutchen Associate Professor of Reconciliation and Theology. He also serves as the director of the Center for Reconciliation at the Divinity School.

Colón-Emeric’s work explores the intersection of Methodist and Catholic theologies, and Wesleyan and Latin American experiences. Colón-Emeric has served on the United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order and on both national and international Methodist-Catholic dialogues. In October 2017, he met with Pope Francis as part of a delegation from the Methodist-Catholic Dialogue and presented the pope with a Spanish translation he created of the dialogue’s bilateral statement.

Colón-Emeric’s latest book The People Called Metodistas: Renewing Doctrine, Worship, and Mission from the Margins was released this summer. His other books include Wesley, Aquinas, and Christian Perfection: An Ecumenical Dialogue (Baylor University Press, 2009) which received the 2008 “Aquinas Dissertation Prize Winner” from the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and Óscar Romero’s Theological Vision: Liberation and the Transfiguration of the Poor (Notre Dame University Press, 2018), which received first place in the 2019 Catholic Press Association award for books about newly canonized saints.

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David Cloutier Lecture on September 22nd

On Thursday, September 22nd 2022 at 7pm, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute will host a lecture by David Cloutier, Ph.D., entitled, “Is Anything Natural? Understanding the Concept of Nature in an Age of Frenzy.”   A native of Chicago, David Cloutier is a professor of moral theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning Walking God’s Earth: The Environment and Catholic Faith and Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, both published by Liturgical Press. He writes frequently for Commonweal and has a quarterly column on Catholic social ethics for U.S. Catholic magazine. He also served for 10 years on the Board of Director of The Common Market, a consumer food co-operative in Frederick, MD. He is married to Melissa Moschella, a philosopher at CUA, and they reside in Hyattsville, MD, where they both enjoying singing in church choirs and using DC’s great network of trails for running and biking.   Event is free and open to the public, and will be held in person and also broadcast via Zoom. Registration is requested at: https://eicloutier.eventbrite.com     Click here to join by Zoom.        ...

Learn more about our Doctor of Ministry Program

      Our Doctor of Ministry Program roots ministry in the mission of God and the ways God is working in your context, in your ministry, and in you.   Whatever your theological tradition, denomination, or vocational setting, you will find space to grow in the company of extraordinary faculty and engaging colleagues.   To learn more and receive a signed copy of Participation: Paul’s Vision of Life in Christ by Dr. Michael Gorman, contact ei@stmarys.edu 410.864.4203.  ...


UMC MDiv Full Scholarship

St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute (EI) will award one full-tuition need-based scholarship to a selected United Methodist applicant who lives, works, or worships in Baltimore City to begin studies in fall 2022. The scholarship covers 100% of tuition for the 36 credits taken at the Ecumenical Institute as part of the MDiv partnership program with Lancaster Theological Seminary. Applicants not selected for the EI MDiv Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Ecumenical Institute’s Patterson Fellows program (which provides significant partial tuition scholarships).

Download the details and MDiv Scholarship Application form here  or contact Galen Zook gzook@stmarys.edu for more information.

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CONNECT will be returning in 2023

We’re pleased to announce that our CONNECT: Faith, Health & Medicine Graduate Certificate program will run again in 2023! This cohort-based program integrates faith traditions and medical practices into a holistic understanding of healthy persons, congregations, communities and institutions.    Dr. Pat Fosarelli, who directs our CONNECT Certificate program, had this to say: “In this era when health issues appear on every newscast, CONNECT is an ideal vehicle to help students understand how faith and health interact with each other, even (and especially) in polarizing times.“     Find out more about this exciting 1-year graduate certificate program here.      ...

Summer Courses Are Underway

Summer Classes Have Begun!
 
Saturday classes began this past Saturday May 21, and Monday/Thursday classes begin on Thursday, May 26. We are so excited to finally welcome students and faculty back into the building, as students are attending both in person and online.     ...