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Social Justice Formation in The Anglican Tradition

Social Justice Formation in the Anglican Tradition

The Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary is piloting an online, two-year program that brings together a cohort of lifelong learners for conferences, book discussions, spiritual retreats, weekend courses, and lunchtime workshops around important themes of social justice. Intended for busy Episcopal laity and clergy who would like to gain a stronger grounding in issues of social justice today, this pilot program draws on the expertise available at EDS at Union Theological Seminary to explore issues surrounding racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, poverty & homelessness, and the environmental crisis.


The Fall 2021 semester will be centered on racial justice:

  • A summer reading list and one-day orientation and conference to discuss texts
  • A fall spiritual retreat connecting the theme of racial justice and scripture
  • Two Continuing Education Courses: James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree taught by Dean Kelly Brown Douglas; The Battle for the Bible: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor taught by the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Kairos Center/Poverty Initiative
  • Many optional opportunities for worship, evening lectures, and lunchtime conversations with leaders across the Church.

Pilot program cost: $1,000 per student for one year and $1,500 per student for a full two years (Scholarships are available! See below) The application deadline is Friday, June 18. Applicants will be notified of their application status by Friday, June 25.

Click here to learn more about the program and schedule. 



The Diocese of Michigan and All Saints’ Pontiac are teaming up to provide $50,000 in scholarships for whoever requests them. Registration is limited and the course is filling up fast! Click the button below to request a scholarship form.