The peace movement called Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace led to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005, making Liberia the first African nation with a female president. To learn how your faith community can screen this extraordinary film, click here.
Groundswell Director Valarie Kaur calls for a groundswell of compassion and mobilization to bridge religious divides at Auburn’s Lives of Commitment held on May 6th in New York City. Groundswell is a new multifaith initiative that will help channel the aspirations of the emerging generation and inspire strategic action for justice. Learn more about Groundswell by visiting Auburn’s Web site and clicking here. Watch the full broadcast of Auburn's Lives of Commitment by clicking here.
If you missed Auburn’s live October 6th program, click here to watch Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Sikh leaders--from their 20s to 70s--put their hearts and heads together to answer the question of how religious leaders are being called to lead in new ways through this difficult moment of American history. Click here to download the podcast of Take the Bully Out of the Pulpit.
Auburn celebrated Peace is Possible and the tenth anniversary of Face to Face|Faith to Faith on November 15th. Click here to watch the video and here download the podcast. Since 2001, Face to Face has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, and the U.S. to develop a new generation ready to lead in a multifaith global society. To learn more about Auburn's Face to Face program click here.
This first week of June is a time of transition and camp-planning for many families. Here’s a great resource: Trust Me follows more than 30 boys, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, at a summer camp in North Carolina as they develop trust and work for peace across lines of religious difference. Bridge building is at the heart of Auburn’s mission. Let this film be a resource to youth as well as adults in your community by clicking here.
Director Macky Alston accepted the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, for his documentary “Love Free or Die.” This documentary explores the personal story of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in Christendom. Learn more about the film by visiting the “Love Free or Die” Web site by clicking here. This film is directed by Macky Alston, Senior Director of Auburn Media. To learn more about Auburn Media click here and to learn more about Auburn’s commitment to troubling the waters and healing the world click here.
This 30 minute video introduces five recent seminary graduates, some of the financial challenges they faced and decisions they made. Two experienced seminary administrators also offer advice on how to manage finances while in school.
The video, along with accompanying resources, including Financial Planning worksheets, can be used by schools to help students plan for how they will pay for their theological education. All materials, including this video, are free and can be downloaded. Students as well as school administrators are welcome to use the material provided on this site.
For the most recent report on theological school debt, click here. To learn more about Auburn’s Center for the Study of Theological Education click here.
In 2010, the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered in Minneopolis, Minnesota to worship, vote and build up the church to further its mission in the world. Click here to learn more about how Auburn equips Christian ministers to thrive amidst the complex challenges of contemporary ministry and here to learn more about Auburn's Presbyterian programs. Hear Presbyterian minister and Auburn President Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson define how to be a bold and resilient church leader by clicking here.
Lenape Tribe of Indians Elder and Former Chief Curtis Zunigha reflects on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th as a continued opportunity for bridging religious divides. Auburn continues to provide resources for 9/11/11 discussion through Prepare New York.Click here to learn more about Prepare New York.
Huffington Post Senior Religion Writer Paul Raushenbush talks about religion in this century's evolving realm of technology. Hear more of Rev. Raushenbush’s recent interview with Krista Tippett ‘Occupying the Gospel’ On Being by clicking here and click here to see his picks for top religion stories of 2011. For more Auburn podcast resources click here.
Pioneer Muslim chaplain Khalid Latif is one of the honorees at Peace Is Possible 2011. Join Auburn next week on November 7th for Peace is Possible by clicking here. Since 2001, Face to Face | Faith to Faith has brought together hundreds of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Face to Face alumni from the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, and the United States to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society. Learn more about Peace is Possible on November 7 by clicking here and Face to Face by clicking here.