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Greetings from the Dean

Jeffrey Kuan

Jeffrey Kuan
To be more precise, theological education needs you. As I'm sure you know, theological education has increasingly come under attack during the past several years. Many of the "mega-churches," for instance, are now training their own clergy, convinced that this apprentice style of learning is superior to the pedagogical approach found in most divinity schools and seminaries. (more)
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Shalom Celebrates 20 Years!

It was April 29, 1992 when the Rodney King verdict was announced in Los Angeles, California, sparking off several days of rioting, looting, and civil unrest. What this tragedy brought to national attention was the racism, classism, generational poverty and interlocked systems of oppression that had kept East Los Angeles an underserved and blighted community. It was also April 29, 1992 when the United Methodist Church was holding its General Conference in Cincinnati. Civil Rights leader Rev. Jim Lawson, BLA District Superintendent Brandan Cho, Pastor Joseph Sprague and Bishop Felton May proposed a bold response to the crisis in Los Angeles. The General Conference of 1992 adopted a proposal for the creation of "Shalom Zones," places where healing and justice could prevail. The Shalom Initiative became a denomination-wide program, training over 600 Shalom Zones around the country. (more)

Click here to read the Shalom Newsletter.


Recent Lectures

  Student Update
Josh Clough T'12
 Josh Clough T'12

With an interest in multicultural community, arts, and distributive justice, Josh Clough T'12 is about to embark on his next ministerial adventure, this time in West Kauai, Hawaii. (more)

Alumni Update
Mary Maaga

What to do with a PhD in Religion and Society from Drew? At first I did the conventional thing and lectured in religious studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Then, I returned to local Church ministry in the United Methodist Church where I found I had to submerge most of what I had learned in order to prevent my sermons from becoming too unwieldy.

Faculty Accomplishments

Read about the latest accomplishments by our esteemed faculty. (more)

  In Memoriam
Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz

On May 13, Drew University lost a beloved colleague and teacher with the passing of Professor Emerita Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz.



Matriculation Address

Read Rev. Gary Simpson's spring matriculation address. (more)

Gary Simpson

Drew @ UMC General Conference

Dean Kuan, Susanne Duschesne , and Deborah Appler travel to the General Conference of the UMC with 16 Drew students. (more)


Graduation Photos

View photos of the 2012 Commencement ceremony. (more)


Upcoming Events


New Drew Certificate: Ministry of the City

Are you passionate about ministering within urban centers, partnering with communities toward their fullest potential? Or, do you see the distinctive dimensions of life in the city as ways into the Gospel's vision of communal creaturely life? (more)


The Future of Christian Spirituality and Interreligious Interaction

Drew University Campus
In honor of Dr. Pyun, Sun Hwan


20th Anniversary Shalom Summit: Growing Healthy Communities

The Historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel; Los Angeles, CA
To register for Shalom Summit visit


Tipple Vosburgh Lectures and Alumni Reunion

Drew University Campus
Faith Race and Politics (more)


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