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December 5, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary, has released the following statement following the death of Nelson Mandela.
November 27, 2013
In this season of thanksgiving and light, I write to you with gratitude and hope, even as our world faces profound social and economic challenges that test our resolve, and yes, sometimes even our faith. There is so much that must be done to strengthen and raise up the voices of those who use religion to heal, not to divide and polarize.
October 8, 2013
“As our government moves closer to a partial shut-down, I’m filled with deep disappointment that our legislators care more about political maneuverings than the public they support. My heart is with workers like Stephen Gripper, an electrician at Smithsonian National Zoological Park who works additional jobs to help his children pay off their college loans and is literally bowing his head in between work tasks to pray that the shutdown doesn’t happen...
September 30, 2013
“This shutdown has deep consequences for American lives. Programs such as Head Start and WIC will be compromised, putting the most vulnerable at risk of increased hunger and stress. First-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages will be forced to wait, potentially missing out on their dreams. I urge Congress to keep these people and these consequences in mind tonight, and always."
September 13, 2013
“Our journey must continue. From ongoing threats of violence and racial profiling, to the increased likelihood they won’t even have enough food to eat, African-American children still do not have the justice Dr. King sought. We must end the economic injustice, racial injustice and hate that continue to hurt so many children.”
August 21, 2013
The Auburn Coaching Institute has opened registrations for its 2014 Coach Training Program. Whether you’ve made use of coaches for yourself or you are completely new to coaching, the Auburn Coach Training Program will prepare you to start making a difference in the lives of your own clients.
August 14, 2013
"As faith leaders, we must turn our efforts to ensuring this victory for equality stands. We cannot allow the City of New York to return to this policy or circumvent the ruling"
July 19, 2013
As we all know, the Trayvon Martin verdict was announced last Saturday night, July 13. Since then, faith leaders of every tradition have been in conversation about how best to speak words of justice and hope from the deep wellsprings of their particular traditions, at a time when our nation is reeling from a sense of injustice, division and despair. Addressing this crisis, and what it says about our society and values, is a crucial task for anyone who serves as a religious leader.
The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson: Multifaith community must work together to prevent future tragedyBy administrator
July 15, 2013
We, at Auburn, share the grief and anger that many around the country are experiencing at the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, and we will continue to hold his family in our thoughts and prayers. Religious leaders and people of faith and moral courage are called to witness to our belief that all of God’s children deserve to be safe in their communities. How can we prevent families like Trayvon’s from suffering the senseless loss of a child?
By Sharon Miller
July 15, 2013
Over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in the enrollment of students over the age of fifty, as noted in the chart below. Students in their twenties—once a shrinking population— seem now to be holding their own and even increasing at some seminaries.