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I am eager to share an update with the broader Green Seminary Initiative community about Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary's progress towards certification as a ‘Green Seminary’. We’ve got exciting projects in the works and our team has come up with innovative responses to the demands of the certification process.
Feb 14
CBE 2019 Black History Month
January 17, 2019 — At the request of several members of the Evanston community, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, The Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University, and numerous African American churches and organizations have once again worked collaboratively to produce a community project entitled, “Out of the African Diaspora to Evanston, Illinois: A Mosaic of Human Community.”
North Central College
January 16, 2019 — North Central College is uniting with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary to offer students the unique opportunity to take graduate-level courses in religious studies while completing their undergraduate degrees.
Organizing for Environmental Justice
January 15, 2019 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has established a new partnership with Faith in Place, a state-wide organization that has worked with over 1,000 houses of worship throughout Illinois to protect our common land, air, and water. Through this exciting partnership, Garrett-Evangelical will be offering a dynamic new course this Spring semester called Organizing for Environmental Justice.
Advent Candle
December 13, 2018 — Though the story is very familiar, each year something new can be discovered and a well-known insight deepened if we but quiet down long enough to be with God, to read a little, to reflect, and to be in fellowship with our siblings in the faith. Our Advent journeys are enriched by paying attention. This is not passive waiting.
Garrett-Evangelical Tower with a Rainbow Filter
November 13, 2018 — For the last three years, our seminary community has engaged in intentional processes of information gathering, hosting guest lectures, and engaging in careful discussion and consideration on human sexuality. We have not sought full unanimity within the seminary and may never be able to claim such … but Garrett-Evangelical must now explicitly claim who we have been for some time.