SEMINARY NEWS

October 9-11, 2018

Rev. Yolanda Norton discusses her inspiration for her series of “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible” class and worship.

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May 2, 2018

Rev. Yolanda Norton discusses her inspiration for her series of “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible” class and worship.

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September 14, 2018

San Francisco Theological Seminary extends its sympathy to the family and colleagues of James H. Cone, founder of Black Liberation Theology and, for 49 years, professor of theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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August 10, 2018

San Francisco Theological Seminary extends its sympathy to the family and colleagues of Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon.

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May 25, 2018

Our iconic, nearly 100-year-old seminary bells have fallen silent and need repair. Help us Bring Back the Bells! Donate Today!

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June 8, 2018

Rev. Yolanda Norton Selected for H. Eugene Farlough Chair.

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May 19, 2018

The Faculty, staff, current students, family, and friends gathered Saturday, May 19, to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of the Class of 2018.

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May 18, 2018

1980 Alumnus Rev. Norman Fong has dedicated his life to uplifting underserved residents in his native San Francisco Chinatown. This weekend, he receives SFTS’ Distinguished Alumni Award at Commencement.

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May 18-19, 2018

San Francisco Theological Seminary Trustees & Faculty Announce the Class of 2018 Commencement Exercises

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April 30, 2018

San Francisco Theological Seminary extends its sympathy to the family and colleagues of James H. Cone, founder of Black Liberation Theology and, for 49 years, professor of theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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May 2, 2018

Rev. Yolanda Norton discusses her inspiration for her series of “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible” class and worship.

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Moderator and panelists will speak frankly about their own experiences as people of color, and will explore ways to learn how we can embrace each other regardless of color, economic status.

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March 13, 2018

Womanist Symposium with Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown Highlights Black History Month Events at SFTS

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March 15, 2018

Come and have your own Holy Week experience, making a pilgrimage to the stations of the cross before you lead others in Holy Week.

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February 4, 2018

Westminster Presbyterian Church is a progressive and vital presence in Charlottesville.

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February 14, 2018

Each year for Lent, SFTS gathers a community of writers to engage Scripture and write daily devotions around a shared theme, “A Listening Way.”

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February 1, 2018

Worship and attend innovative seminars and symposia in honor of Black History Month throughout the month of February!

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February 22, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, San Francisco Theological Seminary welcomes Teresa Fry Brown and Courtney Bryant Prince for a womanist symposium honoring the voices and experiences of Black women and their contributions to society throughout history.

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January 26, 2018

New Partnership Creates a Faith-Rooted Platform for LGBTQ Human Rights Worldwide

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December 11, 2017

SFTS Welcomes Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr

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The San Francisco Theological Seminary community invites you to join us in reflection and prayer through Daily Devotions for Lent.

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December 2, 2017

Come start your holiday season with an evening of music, singing, and celebration at San Francisco Theological Seminary on Saturday, December 2!   

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November 15, 2017

The SFTS Library will be holding their annual book sale in the reference room on the 3rd floor of Geneva Hall on the SFTS campus on Wednesday, November 15th.

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November 20, 2017

SFTS Welcomes Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson

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November 2, 2017

Spiritual care, interreligious partnerships, an interdisciplinary curriculum, and a global reach are all part of the exciting vision for an expanded Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at San Francisco Theological Seminary. SFTS alumnus Rev. Dr. John Shaw’s $2 million gift will achieve this vision with the creation of the Shaw Institute for Spiritual Care and Interreligious Chaplaincy.

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November 14 & 15, 2017

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion workshop will consider Luther out of Germany.

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November 14 & 15, 2017

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion workshop will consider Luther out of Germany.

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October 16, 2017

SFTS President, Rev. Dr. James L. McDonald, accepts Business of the Year award at 24th Annual Spirit of Marin Awards on Friday, October 6th, 2017.

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October 16, 2017

Dr. Joseph Evans, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Religion, will preach in Stewart Chapel on the San Francisco Theological Seminary Campus.

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October 1-3, 2017

Join San Francisco Theological Seminary in celebrating the installation of Dr. Wendy Farley as the first occupant of the Rice Family Chair in Spirituality.

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August 17, 2017

The Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS announces the launch of This We Affirm, a crowd-sourced online resource hub for progressive Christians.

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August 17, 2017

The Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS announces the launch of This We Affirm, a crowd-sourced online resource hub for progressive Christians.

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August 14, 2017

SFTS denounces and opposes white supremacy in all of its many forms, and particularly the violence and terrorism that the world has witnessed in Charlottesville this weekend.

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August 11, 2017

In response to the Trump administration’s continuing attacks on the transgender community, San Francisco Theological Seminary unequivocally reaffirms its commitment to the full inclusion of transgender persons in the life of the seminary community and in service in the world.

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July 27, 2017

The Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) announced the launch of Project Trust, an exploratory initiative aiming to help bridge the faith community with mental health care providers.   Kaiser Permanente Northern California is supporting the program through a grant provided to the Alexander Montgomery Foundation.

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June 27, 2017

Marcia McFee, Ph.D., professor, author, preacher, ritual artist, and creator of Worship Design Studio, has joined SFTS as Ford Fellow.

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June 2, 2017

Professor Chris Ocker recently presented at the Vatican, on the topic of “Financial Interests and the Secularization of Church Property,” 500 years after the Reformation.

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The Faculty, staff, current students, family, and friends gathered last Saturday, May 20, to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of the Class of 2017.

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May 15, 2017

1985 Alumna Rev. Sarah Stephens’ career in human rights advocacy and combatting human trafficking has taken her from the United States to serve around the world. This weekend, she receives SFTS’ Distinguished Alumna award at Commencement.

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June 19-23, 2017

How do communities of faith engage the issue of gun violence? Find out at our upcoming seminar, Peacemaking in the City: Churches Responding to Gun Violence.

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June 21-23, 2017

We invite you to be our guest and visit our campus June 21-23, 2017 for June Preview Days! Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, this event will introduce you to our robust academic programs and reflective, inclusive community.

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May 1, 2017

San Francisco Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome Walter Collins as the Vice President for Advancement.

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March 23, 2017

We were pleased to host two special events to launch the Alumni-Admissions Liaison Volunteer (AALV) program!

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March 17, 2017

Richard M. Gray, former SFTS Trustee of 16 years and Distinguished Alum (1988), passed away on March 17, 2017.

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Along with the Graduate Theological Union, we invite you to join us in these efforts to honor the Constitution and our nation’s commitment to human rights.

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On February 17, 2017, the San Francisco Theological Seminary was pleased to host eight members of the alumni of the Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) program for their first ever working retreat. In this three-day event at SFTS, the group gathered to work on a project defining “How Does Today’s Church Need to Look?”

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March 2, 2017

Join author, speaker, and minister Rev. Carol Howard Merritt for an evening discussing her latest book, Healing Spiritual Wounds. Merritt responds to the conflicting image of the church as a safe space and dangerous place, and provides a way to remain a part of the church and renew personal faith even when the institution falls short on its mission.

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January 31, 2017

We oppose the Trump administration’s executive order of January 27 particularly singling out refugees from certain predominantly Muslim countries.

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February 5, 2017

Join Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry, at University Public Worship this Sunday, February 5 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

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