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Confession is the Start – Now Put Some Skin in the Game

Dismantling White Privilege in Institutions of Theological Education I have grown weary of liberal racism. I have grown especially weary of Christian liberal racism. White supremacy is insidious. It enables, sheds tears, and delays to deny. This sin is so

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Princeton Theological Seminary

Dangerous Faith: A Mandate for Dislocation

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Princeton Theological Seminary Getting out of our LA-Z-Boy theologizing and the safety of our blogs, and into the dangerous terrain of taking action, encountering otherness, and altering our perceptions of reality—dangerous precisely for its capacity to transform us, society, and the church. By Daniel Yang   View and print as

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ITC Ministry Conference

A Seminary where the Students Are Still Marching

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Interdenominational Theological Center Elyse Ambrose examines the strong history of commitment to justice that the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) has demonstrated and how that same enthusiasm exists in the ITC community today. She outlines the perspectives and justice concerns of students and faculty. Academic courses that support the cause of

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Josh Newton

Is Diversity Enough?

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Princeton Theological Seminary In hasty attempts to have healthy communities now, institutions engage conflict-avoiding diversity practices that often ignore topics such as privilege and hegemony, because such discussions create tension and discomfort. But, tension and discomfort for whom? By Josh Newton   View and print as PDF.   Princeton Theological

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Justice at Union Theological Seminary (NYC)

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Legacy of Justice, Lens for Action As much as we may wish to believe that justice is a function of our institutions, justice always has a countercultural voice—an inherent tension with institutionalized power. By Thia Reggio   View and print as PDF.   Union Theological Seminary in the City of

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Carl Lowery, Interdenominational Theological Center student

Social Justice: Breaking It Down

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Interdenominational Theological Center By Rev. C.W. Lowery   View and print as PDF.   Evolution of the church My concern for the nature of the church is not for the social justice successes or failures of past generations; my concern is for this generation—a generation adept at identifying and critiquing

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PTS Latino alumni panel
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Remembering Our Community: Empowering the Latin@ Community

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Princeton Theological Seminary Association of Latin@ Seminarians Alumni Panel By Ariana Salazar-Newton   View and print as PDF.   On March 29, 2012, at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS), students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and even prospective students gathered for the Association of Latin@ Seminarians alumni panel: “Remembering Our Community: Empowering the

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David Abalos and Latino/a Alumni Panel
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Empowering La Comunidad Latina

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Princeton Theological Seminary Creating a Faculty and Curriculum for a Transformative Seminary Education The following is an excerpt of David Abalos’ presentation at Princeton Theological Seminary. See the entire presentation here. By David T. Abalos   Four Kinds of Education and Seminarian Development The development of the young seminarian is

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Wes Pitts
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Refusing to Outsource Justice

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McCormick Theological Seminary By Wes Pitts   View and print as PDF.   Where I am from, churches do not do social justice. At best, they support non-profit organizations, which do the justice work for them. Social justice is farmed out to the secular world, while churches focus on spiritual

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Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary student
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What an Urban Seminary Is Doing to Advocate Social Justice Beyond the Iron Gates

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary One Seminarian’s Perspective By Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke   View and print as PDF.   I am standing on pavement covered in graffiti. Letters from friends and loved ones spray-painted onto the black top. Letters saying goodbye to a seventeen-year-old community member shot on this spot on a

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