School of Divinity named amongst Seminaries that Change the World for eighth consecutive year

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For the eighth consecutive year by the Center for Faith and Service, Wake Forest School of Divinity has been selected as one of the Seminaries that Change the World. The Class of 2020 reflects 18 institutions with a demonstrated commitment to service, justice, collaboration, innovation and affordability.

“Theological education is being forced to adapt quickly to the changing landscape of Christianity in America, and these schools are flexible and agile enough to respond to those challenges,” said Alison Burchett, director of the Center for Faith and Service. With a commitment to equipping agents of justice, reconciliation and compassion, Wake Forest University School of Divinity provides a rigorous academic environment that balances deep thinking with wisdom and compassion.

Through its curriculum and programming, students are afforded a space that is both creative and adaptable where they can engage difference and celebrate understanding and receptiveness. The School of Divinity’s ministry studies program has a flexible approach, allowing students to prepare for a wide variety of vocations through a variety of interdisciplinary courses in Proclamation, Relational Care, Community Building and Formation.

“Wake Divinity’s curriculum aims to teach religious professionals that it is not enough to clothe the naked and feed the hungry; we must better understand the sources of vast food deserts and diminishing resources. It is not enough to welcome the stranger; we have to interrogate social, political and theological logics that render some people strange in the first place. ” Jonathan L. Walton, Dean

The Center for Faith and Service works with seminaries, divinity schools, denominations, local churches and service organizations to help build programs and initiatives that integrate faith and service.

For more information about Seminaries that Change the World visit http://www.stctw.org/or visit the School’s profile at http://www.stctw.org/wakeforest.html.

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