Dr. Scott Paeth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His work focuses on the intersection of religion and public life. A great deal of discussion in the weeks since the attacks in Paris against Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher grocery store has focused, quite understandably, […]
Warm Greetings of Peace to All Our Friends in this Season of Peace! We are living through some rough times – I don’t have to tell you. The institutional racism that still grips this country has been on stark display in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland, as it is in […]
Suddenly last week, everyone in the media was talking about domestic violence. The video of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice beating his fiancée unconscious and dragging her out of the elevator was followed by questions swirling in the media on whether the NFL saw the video before it gave him a slap-on-the-wrist two-game suspension… Our task at SCUPE is to educate Christian seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders, to interpret our religious text properly and with integrity. If we were to take President Carter’s call seriously, we would be doing that with Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths as well.
One of SCUPE’s fall 2013 offerings ‘Gang Violence Pastoral Care and the African-American Church’ is a course of the Center for African American Theological Studies (CAATS). This course is an online hybrid course meaning that the majority of course time takes place online with only two, face-to-face weekends in Chicago. For more information call SCUPE.
Our life experiences are shaped and colored by violence. Whether we are dealing with a child caught in the cross fire of gang activity or violence against our religious community or that of our neighbors, transformative leadership demands that we bring compassionate and proactive responses to the tragedies of our […]