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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Student Awarded Fellowship

EVANSTON, Ill., March 2010 -- Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary student Luke Pepper has been awarded a Summer Fellowship by The Beatitudes Society.   Luke will be serving at Protestants for the Common Good in Chicago, IL.

Luke is part of the 2010 class of 26 Summer Fellows who will serve as interns at social change organizations in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Bay Area; Atlanta, GA; and Chicago, IL. Summer Fellows will serve at selected agencies from June 7 to July 30, 2010.  They will also participate in weekly theological reflection sessions facilitated by a local mentor following a curriculum exploring the links between social change advocacy and progressive Christianity.  The students will be awarded a cash stipend by The Beatitudes Society to help cover summer living expenses.

The Beatitudes Society develops and sustains emerging Christian leaders at seminaries and divinity schools who will: Advocate for justice, compassion and peace; Reclaim a Christianity that welcomes all people, especially those at the margins; and Articulate a Christianity that dares to speak and act for our fragile planet and our most vulnerable citizens.

This five-year-old organization is building a network of school chapters at divinity schools and seminaries across the nation. Chapters offer students and faculty a forum for shared reflection and action, and provide students with mentoring relationships as they develop their potential for progressive Christian leadership.

In addition to Chapters and the Summer Fellowships, The Beatitudes Society provides students with resources that complement their graduate theological studies.  Prophetic Preachers Workshops provide emerging leaders with a unique interactive process to develop their skills as articulate advocates for social change, and the Professional Network provides lasting support through online resources and local and national social networking. Online blogging, social networking and other resources are also available for students on our website,

For more information about The Beatitudes Society as well as a complete listing of campus chapters and Summer Fellowship sites, please visit

Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology of The United Methodist Church founded in 1853. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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