Liturgical Studies Student Michael Sniffen Leads Sandy Relief Efforts

Liturgical Studies student Michael Sniffen has been making the news in recent months for his involvement in the Occupy Sandy relief efforts, while at the same time writing his dissertation and serving as pastor of St. Luke and St. Matthew on Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn.  Heavily influenced by process and liberation theology, Michael understands the […]

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Drew Theological School Hosts Another Exciting TTC: “Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology”

The 12th Annual Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, which took place February 7-10, 2013, proposed an exploration of a variety of threats to our common life. How might theology advance the “common good” of the human community and the planet in the face of widespread economic failures, climate change, and ecological degradation, amidst increasingly divided and shrill […]

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GDR Students Receive Fellowships

Beatrice Marovich is among seven scholars to receive a Human-Animal Studies Fellowship  to pursue interdisciplinary research in residence at Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment.  Beatrice will be working on a dissertation entitled ”Dream of the Creature: Religion, Ethics, and Interspecies Kinship.”     Matthew T. Riley, a student of Dr. Laurel Kearns in the sociology […]

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Rev. Prof. Neal D. Presa

Neal D. Presa is the Moderator of the 220th General Assembly, the highest elected office of the 1.9-million member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), having been elected by the national governing council of the Church on June 30, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA, to serve from 2012-2014. Neal is a Filipino American, serving as pastor of Middlesex Presbyterian […]

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Liturgical Studies Grad Neal Presa Leads Presbyterians

Completing a doctorate in liturgical studies in 2010, Drew graduate Neal Presa has wasted no time finding ample outlets for the passions fueled by such rigorous study.  In July of 2012 he was elected Moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), making him the highest elected office in the 1.9-million member […]

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Liturgical Studies at Drew: Heather Elkins Looks Back—And Forward

Although Drew’s Graduate Division of Religion no longer houses an official Liturgical Studies Area, both the students who are completing their doctoral work for this degree and graduates of the program have been creating quite a stir.   Recently Professor Heather Elkins graciously gave of her time in order to contextualize the creation and closing of […]

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Greetings from the Chair

Dear GDR Graduates, Students, Faculty, and Friends, Drew has just weathered a devastating storm—one that felled two dozen trees and shut down the campus entirely for a week—and I know that many of us continue to feel the effects of hurricane Sandy. I hope that this greeting finds you and your loved ones safe; our […]

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