The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University (STVU) has been recognized as a Seminary that Changes the World, Class of 2018-2019 by The Center for Faith and Service. “This year’s list represents a theologically and geographically diverse group of schools,” noted Alison Burchett, Managing Director of the Center for Faith and Service. “These schools are leaders in innovation and we are excited to see the ways they continue to challenge theological education to grow and change as they help students integrate justice and service into their work as faith leaders.”
Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary. STVU’s recognition as a Seminary that Change the World reflects the ongoing work STVU is doing to transform lives and communities.
“The Proctor School is pleased to be recognized as a Seminary that Changes the World,” said Corey D. B. Walker, Vice President, Virginia Union University and Dean and Professor of Religion and Society, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. “As a seminary community committed to being a prophetic institution, STVU strives to provide all of our students and congregational and community partners with the knowledge, skills, and resources to be agents of righteous change in local communities across the nation and world.”
The list of Seminaries that Change the World is published by The Center for Faith and Service, an organization that works to help seminaries, service programs, denominations and local congregations connect faith with service and social justice work.
Reflecting on this year’s list of Seminaries that Change the World, Wayne Meisel, Executive Director of The Center for Faith and Service, remarked, “Anyone seeking to change the world ought to at least consider seminary or divinity school as an option to grow personally in one’s faith and to inspire, sustain and deepen his or her commitment to neighbor, community, country and the world. Through their commitment to collaborate, this diverse group of schools named on this year’s list of Seminaries that Change the World embody the best of faithful and justice seeking communities.”
For more information about Seminaries that Change the World, or the unique programs, courses, and scholarships at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, visit www.faith3.org.
About the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Located in historic Kingsley Hall on the campus of Virginia Union University, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University (STVU) is a leader in graduate theological education. Named after the late Samuel DeWitt Proctor (1921-1997), distinguished pastor, scholar, educator, and civic leader, STVU emphasizes intellectual excellence, transformative spiritual growth, and faithful service to the church and world. STVU students come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, but share a common quest—to uniquely and authentically answer their call to Christian ministry. Learn more at www.vuu.edu/theology
About The Center for Faith and Service
Based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, The Center for Faith and Service works to develop new programs and identify existing resources that support the church to be present and relevant in the lives of young adults. Through a variety of initiatives, including Seminaries that Change the World, The Center partners with seminaries, summer camps, colleges, youth corps, denominations and local congregations to create programs and resources that help young people connect their passions for service and justice with their faith.