Meadville Lombard Theological School is pleased to announce the founding of what we are tentatively calling the Leadership Institute for Justice, Healing, and Liberation. The Institute will be the hub of our lifelong-learning programs that we are developing. These co-curricular programs will include opportunities for clergy and professional continuing education as well as collaborative projects with congregations and communities in diverse faith traditions across the country. We are particularly excited about the impending hire of the Senior Director of Lifelong Learning for the Institute. This person will supervise the work of all our centers and co-curricular programs. We envision the work of the Institute influencing and supporting many of the other departments of the school. For instance, prospective students will be able to participate in a program alongside alums, current students, and attendees who are new to the Meadville Lombard community. We hope you will look forward as much as we do to this peer-learning environment. We'll have more information to say about the Institute in the months to come.
To provide personal and professional learning programs and community that enhance the knowledge and skills of learners from diverse contexts. Through interaction with scholars and experts in the field and peers, learners gathered at the institute will find a premier site for vocational continuing education and personal educational interests. The Institute will provide several lifelong learning programs throughout the year. Participants will be awarded 1 continuing education unit (CEU) per 8 hours of training and may eventually qualify for unique subject-matter certificates. Experts from a wide range of fields will lead seminars, workshops, or lectures on key contemporary issues. The Institute will also collaborate with other agencies, faith groups, or seminaries on major projects., thus providing fertile soil to grow a community of learners who have a common mission to work toward justice, healing, and liberation.