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May 09, 2016 -   Serving Your Way Into a New World: Religious Leadership in the 21st Century We're delighted to invite prospective students to an exciting 25-hour event! You'll have the opportunity to: Connect with current students Meet our faculty that includes Unitarian Universalist powerhouses in ministry, teaching, academics, and activism Discern your call to lay or ordained ministry within the context of the changing religiou [...] Full Story >

April 28, 2016 -   Every faith tradition speaks to the idea of creating a more just and loving world. Learning how to live toward that goal, however, is hard and complicated work. We Who Defy Hate is an experiential exercise designed to support people of different faith traditions who want to find places of common ground and solidarity in the service of social justice and action. Come experience the idea-in-practice and see how to take it t [...] Full Story >

April 27, 2016 - Al Gerhardstein, best known for representing Jim Obergefell in the historic same-sex marriage case heard by the Supreme Court earlier last year, has made a career out of defending clients’ civil rights and fighting injustices within the criminal system. As one of the leaders in establishing sustainable and effective police accountability, he will share his insights with church leaders and members of congregations who are commi [...] Full Story >

April 12, 2016 - Meadville Lombard Theological School is delighted to invite prospective students to a special lunch at the 2016 General Assembly! You'll have the opporunity to: Connect with current students Meet our faculty that includes Unitarian Universalist powerhouses in ministry, teaching, acedemics, and activism Expore our degree programs, both for a career in ordained ministry and for leadership in an organization that benefits from deeper the [...] Full Story >

April 04, 2016 - Our Provost, Dr. Shaon Welch was invited to contribute to the Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics, which is now published and available for purchase. She was one of only a couple of authors in this extensive volume who were asked to contribute their insights from perspectives outside of economics field.   Here is a brief description of the book and the link to Dr. Welch's essay, from the Oxford University Press:   [...] Full Story >

March 21, 2016 - All students who are enrolled in Community Studies, Congregational Studies and Leadership Studies will gather in late August to launch the fall semester of these integrated internships.    Community Studies and Leadership Studies will meet from noon on Monday, August 22nd through Wednesday evening, August 24th. Contact Dr. Michael Hogue, if you have questions about Community Studies.  Fo [...] Full Story >

March 04, 2016 - Our new MA program with a concentration in Lay Community Ministry is designed for lay leaders who know that making justice and bringing about social transformation will be undertaken most authentically if their service is anchored in a growing personal spiritual life seeded in a greater knowledge of the theological disciplines. For whom is the MA with a concentration in Lay Community Ministry designed?  It is for the volu [...] Full Story >

March 04, 2016 - Join us to find out more about our innovative contextual learning model, taught by UU powerhouses in a low-residency curriculum.   You are invited to 25 Hours @ Meadville Lombard 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016   It is a great opprtunity to : Connect with current students Meet our faculty that includes Unitarian Universalist powerhouses in ministry, teaching, academics, and activism [...] Full Story >

October 29, 2015 - Our staff and faculty have been gearing up to give you a fantastic Convocation this upcoming January. We know you'll be excited to hear all the wonderful information our hosts will share. This year, we are introducing a Livestreaming of Convocation for all our friends who are unable to travel to Chicago! For more information on scheduling, accomodations, registration, and livestreaming - please visit our link here! [...] Full Story >

June 04, 2015 - We have a lot of great stuff in store for those attending General Assembly this year. To see our full schedule, RSVP to events, and plan your GA Meadville Lombard experience, click here.

February 27, 2015 - Chris Jimmerson's Ordination Announcement! We, the members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, do hereby ordain you, Chris Jimmerson, to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Dear Friends, I am privileged to witness the education, training and formation of Unitarian Universalist ministers up close and personal. And it's no secret that I adore the entire process: meeting the entering class, sitting in on in [...] Full Story >

February 25, 2015 - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Bring Multigenerational Faith formation to the Center of Congregational Life!   Journeys of the Spirit is online now!   With an eye toward excellence in shared ministry, [...] Full Story >

February 12, 2015 - Madeleine Binsfrahm, our Director of Development and Communications, and her husband, Joe, made a big life decision to move from Chicago to Denver. Sadly for us, that resulted in Madeleine resigning from our staff to accept a position as Development Director at the Denver Animal Shelter.   But with sadly comes gladly and I gladly inform you that Amanda Wapiennik joined us last week as our new Director of Development and Comm [...] Full Story >

October 31, 2014 - Crossing Boundaries: Multifaith Leadership in the New America A new non-credit course just for lay leaders!   August 8-15, 2015 at the Chautauqua Institution Taught by the Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, President, and Roger Doebke, MAR '14.   Read the full syllabus here.   Lay leaders taking this course will build a foundation of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are necessary for emerging leadership in the American multi [...] Full Story >

October 16, 2014 - January Learning Convocation, January 9, 2015 "Change and Resilience: how to sustain and transform religious communities in a post-institutional age." Join a vibrant community of UU ministers and scholars as we navigate the religious possibilities exploding in our post-traditional age. Gather with us to co-create a home for the religious energies emerging across lines of class and race. Participate with us as we tune our heads and hearts t [...] Full Story >

September 04, 2014 - Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science  Religious Naturalism: Where it's come from, Where it's going, and What it means for theology in the public square? Co-Chaired by Michael Hogue & Lea Schweitz  ‘Naturalism’ is notoriously difficult to define. From within the cluster of contemporary naturalisms, religious naturalism hasemerged as an attempt to synthesize religion and science with ethical, theological, pract [...] Full Story >

August 14, 2014 - Meadville Lombard co-hosted the UUA Summer Seminary, which was held in Chicago from July 30-August 4. This program offers youth the opportunity to explore their call to ministry in all its forms, learn about life as a religious professional, and connect with other youth considering ministry, religious education and other religious professional career paths. Meadville Lombard welcomed 16 youth on our campus. A wonderful time was had by [...] Full Story >