Yesterday we graduated our largest and most diverse class in CST’s history—with 104 students from 13 different countries. Among them were Methodists and Muslims, Buddhists and Baptists, Lutherans and Latter Day Saints, Anglicans, Adventists and Atheists, and more—diverse in thought and tradition, yet united in their experience.
Join me in celebrating the acts of love and hope they bring to the world.
I also invite you to celebrate the hope-filled next chapter of the CST legacy. Just two weeks ago we signed an affiliation agreement with Willamette University, confirming a partnership that ensures Claremont School of Theology thrives for generations to come, and strengthens CST’s ability to serve faith communities in the western United States. The relocation of our internationally-renowned programs promises to fundamentally reshape progressive theological education throughout the Pacific Northwest. Together, the combined institutions have the potential to add value to the experiences of our students, and to your communities in which our graduates live and work.
I am writing today to invite you to celebrate with us by contributing to the support of CST’s incredible incoming students and to the continued work of faculty and staff to provide them with a premier theological education—one that is unapologetically progressive, ecumenical, inclusive, and interreligious. Your generous gift to CST today is an act of hope for a more compassionate and just world.
May the celebration continue,