Anderson Ecumenical Institute
About Bishop Anderson
Bishop Vinton R. Anderson, elected to the episcopacy in 1972, was a distinguished pastor, writer, ecumenist, liturgist and leader in African Methodism and throughout the world.Read more
Mass Incarceration Workshop
Symposium on mass incarceration, prison reform and re-entry.Learn More
SAVE THE DATE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2016
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Damian Calvert
Research Associate, Case Western Reserve
University Social Justice Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
Mr. Mike Davis
Bureau Chief Office of Reentry and Enterprise
Development, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Columbus, Ohio
Min. Raymond E. Greene, Jr.
Founder, My Brother’s Keeper NEO, Akron, Ohio
Dr. Harold Dean Trulear
National Director, Healing Communities USA
Associate Professor of Applied Theology
Howard University School of Divinity, Washington, D.C.
Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith
Sr. Associate for Pan African Church Engagement
Bread for the World, Washington, D.C.
Break, light refreshments, networking
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Purpose: The Anderson Ecumenical Institute recognizes that mass incarceration is a critical issue that all congregations face and seeks to identify promising and proven practices to address the issue within the ministry context and beyond. The workshop’s goal is to develop an ecumenical experience that highlights the critical issue of mass incarceration. Strategies that have been deployed by clergy across the country to effectively address the issue will be shared. Model programs identified and lessons learned will be captured and widely disseminated in the Anderson Ecumenical Institute community and AME Church connection.
Develop a unified Christian voice as part of the curriculum, campus, and community life.Learn More
unified Christian voice that participates in public discussion. Working together with the Payne faculty, the Institute ensures the ecumenical voice is a part of the curriculum, campus, and community life of the Seminary. The Anderson Ecumenical Institute creates an environment for people of all faith traditions to explore Africentric theological studies in an academically rigorous, degree-oriented setting. The driving force of the
Institute is the desire to link African American thought and work in ecumenism to the social realities adversely affecting world populations.
Through its curriculum, Payne Theological Seminary strives to be an instrument for the further development of scholarship in Black Ecumenism
by practicing a pedagogy that privileged voices previously relegated to the margins of traditional theological studies. This well-reasoned, contextual
approach to thinking theologically and contextually contributes to the growing research and work resources that advocate liberation, reconciliation, social justice, and peace as cornerstones for constructing
strategies that enhance the 21st century church’s commitment to the life of the gospel.
The institute promotes cooperation in the interfaith community during annual lectures.Learn More
movement faces. It offers a clear and balanced view of the ecumenical landscape in relation to the relevant and pertinent issues and demands that
are faced by the body of Christ. It offers students an important opportunity for formation through the development of their awareness and competencies in engaging the ecumenical issues of the day that they encounter in their lives and work.
Ecumenical learning and formation, academic study and personal exchange.Learn More
seminary to study at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey in Switzerland for
ecumenical learning and formation, academic study and personal exchange.
The Bossey fellowship is an opportunity for the candidate to explore the
historical, ethical, missiological, hermeneutical and theological tenets of the
ecumenical enterprise and to shape and clarify their own thinking and selfunderstanding
in these areas. The Bossey fellowship offers broad exposure
to various traditions within the Christian faith, thus emphasizing the reality of
diversity while at the same time encouraging a balanced appreciation of
one’s own identity.
Mass Incarceration Solution ToolkitS
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